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Old Feb 25, 2011, 01:37 AM   #1
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iPhone 4 Front Camera not working

Ok so this isnt the average iPhone 4 front camera issue.

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Front camera does not work
Back Camera works
When i go to general > setting > reset all settings it lets me use the back camera and then when i switch the cameras it gets stuck on the shutter.

What makes this not an average issue is that I switched the motherboards with my brothers iPhone 4. I switch the boards because his iPhone 4 was unlocked and mines wasn't.

Now the front camera is stuck on the shutter for both of us.

I had no idea that switching the motherboards could make the front camera be useless.

My brother is currently in UC Davis and i cant get to him now.
What I will be doing when he comes back from college is switch the motherboards back to their original parts, and see if the camera works.

What i want from you guys is that is their a workaround rather then switching the motherboards back to their original parts.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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Buy 2 new phones.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 02:41 PM   #3
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Make an appointment with a Genius over at the Apple Store and explain the issue.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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Again, may as well just buy the phones, Apple won't (and has no obligation to) help the OP, they gutted two perfectly functional phones with no issues and now neither work properly.

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Old Feb 25, 2011, 02:57 PM   #5
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Make an appointment with a Genius over at the Apple Store and explain the issue.
I hope this is a joke
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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OMG seriously people who reply to threads need to smarten up a little. When you disconnected and reconnected you obviously missed some connections that is being used by the front camera.

Look here and open up your phone and double check all the connections: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/I...-Camera/3146/1
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 10:24 PM   #7
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Again, may as well just buy the phones, Apple won't (and has no obligation to) help the OP, they gutted two perfectly functional phones with no issues and now neither work properly.
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OMG seriously people who reply to threads need to smarten up a little. When you disconnected and reconnected you obviously missed some connections that is being used by the front camera.

Look here and open up your phone and double check all the connections: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/I...-Camera/3146/1
Ok heres the deal I bought these phones off of someone. I am not running AT&T. No of course if i take the phone to Apple I am not going to say

"Oh, I opened the iPhone and voided the warranty and broke the front camera now what?"

The main thing I would like to know is what information will Apple ask me if the gave me a replacement or is it even possible because I don't have warranty.

I did follow the exact guide to find out which ribbon cable is the front cameras. And that ribbon cable seems to be OK.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 07:56 AM   #8
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I'm not sure what apple will ask but they WONT give you a replacement since opening the phone voids the warranty.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 08:17 AM   #9
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How about an out-of-warranty replacement for $199?
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 08:43 AM   #10
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Make an appointment with a Genius over at the Apple Store and explain the issue.
LOL! They will NEVER help this guy out as he has not only opened the phone, but switched the motherboard also! Hilarious!
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 12:19 AM   #11
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I'm not sure what apple will ask but they WONT give you a replacement since opening the phone voids the warranty.
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LOL! They will NEVER help this guy out as he has not only opened the phone, but switched the motherboard also! Hilarious!
Well I switched back the motherboards a while ago, and still no luck. I know when I go to the Apple store they wont open my iPhone in front of me and tell me its warranty is voided. Any more ideas?
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 12:28 AM   #12
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Well I switched back the motherboards a while ago, and still no luck. I know when I go to the Apple store they wont open my iPhone in front of me and tell me its warranty is voided. Any more ideas?
Yea. You ****ed up your iPhone.

Buy a new one and throw yours in the bin, unless someone wants it for $100 bucks.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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Ok heres the deal I bought these phones off of someone. I am not running AT&T. No of course if i take the phone to Apple I am not going to say

"Oh, I opened the iPhone and voided the warranty and broke the front camera now what?"

The main thing I would like to know is what information will Apple ask me if the gave me a replacement or is it even possible because I don't have warranty.

I did follow the exact guide to find out which ribbon cable is the front cameras. And that ribbon cable seems to be OK.
Sorry, was responding to the post above mine, not to you. Wasn't try to imply you were trying to do anything wrong.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 07:12 AM   #14
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LOL! They will NEVER help this guy out as he has not only opened the phone, but switched the motherboard also! Hilarious!
hahah dumb bitch!!!! they did help me out!! they gave me a new iPhone .. you useless ****!
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