3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2009 5:27 AM by gStAv
JamesHX88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Even though outer hardware looks completely damage less, the Camera is showing small black spot and it's also showing up on the picture i take with it.

It just simply dosen't go away,

I been to everywhere and they all come with same answer; "go to apple"

I wondering if apple will exchange this right away with out a hassle.

Anyone had same problem? what do you do about it?

Macbook Pro 13inch 2.55, Mac OS X (10.5.7), WIndows 7
  • 1. Re: Black spot on my iPhone 3Gs Camera
    hdan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I upgraded from an original 2G to the 3GS recently.
    I just noticed yesterday the same spot you are referring to.
    It shows up in the camera and in the photos, is about the size of a pencil eraser and appears as gray or shaded.

    I plan to go to the Apple store and show them, however, I am also recently jailbroken (and hate to have to restore it before taking it to Apple), so would also like to hear if anyone else has had this issue.
  • 2. Re: Black spot on my iPhone 3Gs Camera
    Aibo82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Its possibly a blown pixel or pixels on the CCD (charge-coupled device) basically the chip that picks the image up!

    Id say get a replacement or repair asap!

    Message was edited by: Aibo82
  • 3. Re: Black spot on my iPhone 3Gs Camera
    gStAv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I´ve noticed the same think as you. On my camscreen I´ve got a crocked line.
    Didn´t have that black line before, so I´ve thought it was a minor bump that caused this to happend.

    So... hmm... If a bump on the cam side of the phone could cause this, a new
    bump on the same side would fix it again?

    Down to business: smack! right on my knee twice, and look: the black spot in
    the cam app is now gone!

    Think I should go to the store and let them have a look at it.
    But wait for weeks for a replaced/fixed one? Don´t think so.

    So if you dare: Try slapp your baby once or twice on the lense side corner.

    Worked for me!