3g camera "lens" stays closed

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by douglh, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. douglh macrumors member

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    Googling hasn't turned up much.

    My iPhone 3g, fw:3.1.3, bb: 06.15, jailbroken, camera stopped working a couple of weeks ago and nothing seems to help. Re-installing fw did nothing: immediately after fresh install, before jailbreaking or anything else, it still would not work. When I start the camera app all seems normal except the "lens" never opens.

    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Did you try a fresh restore? (Settings up as a new device and not restoring your old data?)
     
  3. douglh thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, except I chose what fw I wanted. 4.2.1 had poor battery life so I chose 3.1.3. But I tested the camera before anything else had been installed or any other apps replaced from backups.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    When I went to the Apple Store, I saw someone with the same issue. Apple had to replace it for them.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The camera is fairly easy to replace, if you watch the videos on how to take the phone apart. I’m sure someone is selling the part or you can just buy a damaged phone for parts.
     
  6. douglh thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. I just bought a new camera on eBay. Hopefully it gets here soon!
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I wonder if you could throw in a 3GS camera in there. :D
     

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