5.1 messed up my iPad2 camera

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by bcdieter, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. bcdieter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    Just updated my ipad2 from 5.0.1 to 5.1 and now the rear facing camera doesn't work. The "lens" remains closed for long periods of time and when it does finally open it just displays a severely distorted image (see attached image). And then the lens closes again after a second or so.

    The front facing camera works fine when I able to switch to it.

    Anyone else having this problem? I looked around but couldn't see anything...


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  2. DopeyFish macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    Did you try attempting a restore to see if it works after?
  3. bcdieter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    yup. to no avail.
  4. mikesp macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2012
    I'm facing a similar issue

    only my camera lens remains closed all the time..
    I've done a full restore to factory settings and did NOT restore from an early backup but set it up as a new iPad. Once I got a "clean" iPad it worked.
    Unfortunately after copying my apps onto the iPad and syning it with itunes I'm facing the same issue again..
    I have an iPad2 3G (not jailbroken or anything).... This is especially "funny", as the camera in apps like facebook are actually working..
  5. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    have u fixed your ipad's camera issue?

    i have that issue too. just bought a new ipad. it was working well, suddenly the camera shutter animation is freezing. it won't open so i can't take pictures.

  6. mikesp macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2012
    You should send it in...

    If you have warranty I would send it in to Apple Support.
    I did that, however due to a small bump on the surface (that has been there long before my camera issue) the didn't replace/repair it according to their terms.
    I am a bit pissed at the support because clearly my issues has nothing to do with the bump on the surface since all was fine before 5.1 so I will have to live without the camera for now. :mad:

    But if your iPad doesn't have any bumps or scratches they'll replace it.
    If you happen to have an Apple Store nearby then this might even be a better option (the guy from the support hinted at that) but mine is over 300 miles away..

    Anyways, good luck!
  7. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    i would drive 300 miles just to go to the apple store if i had that here.

    unlucky for me that i imported the iPad from another country, and in my country it's not been released yet. so bad luck to me.
  8. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Two things...

    1 - Try a hard reset (not the same as a restore) - press and hold power and home button at same time until white apple shows up, let go. Sometimes, this will settle down weirdness.

    and 2 - It sounds like you have an app conflict if it worked before you re-downloaded your apps. Not all apps play nice-nice with the iDevice and/or other apps. You might consider either taking them off one at a time and see if/when the camera works again. Or take them all off and check camera after each app re-install.
  9. nimrodzalel macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2012
    I Have the same problem

    hi all,
    hi have the same problem with the camra after i update my ipad 2 ios to 5.11

    i did restore (without puting my buckup) and it still didnt work
    also hard reset and turn it on and off....

    what else can i do ?????????

  10. ellaimac macrumors regular

    May 15, 2012
  11. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    I think it's not a software issue. On iOS 5.1 or even 5.1.1, my back camera has been sometimes it works sometimes the shutter won't open at all. My conclusion is loose connector on the camera.
  12. ChristosC macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2012
    Prob with camera roll!

    Hey guys
    I have a problem with my camera roll
    When I save a photo from Facebook or safari , they are not saved to the camera roll and says that it is empty.
    What sould I do?
  13. RylanH16 macrumors member


    Dec 4, 2012
    That sucks

    I hope that doesn't happen to my new iPad, it'll be running iOS 6 though

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