Front camera blinking on FaceTime?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mariotr87, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. mariotr87 macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I just came across with this problem while having a video call on an iPhone 4S. Suddenly the image from the front camera started "blinking" (the other person could see the blinking as well). I just called him again and it was ok, although after a while happened again. Now it's fine.

    My concern is whether this is a software problem in the FaceTime app or a hardware problem with my device (calling again seems to solve the problem). For those who use FaceTime often, are you aware of any problem like this?

  2. mariotr87 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    Wow, it just happened as well in the camera app. Again, I solved it by relaunching it. Unless it's a software problem, something might be wrong with my camera.
    Any help would be appreciated.
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Most likely bad hardware. Turn front camera on in camera app, and quickly expose it to bright light, darkness, bright light, darkness. See if it comfortably adjusts to rapid changes in lighting conditions, or if it starts freaking out, freezing, going black etc. if it does those things, call Apple, explain that it's locking up, and arrange an exchange.
  4. mariotr87 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    I'm trying to reproduce the problem just like you are saying but I can't, it's working fine...even turning on and off the light in a dark room. I'm still not happy with it, if it happened, it might happen again if it's a hardware problem. I'll keep an eye on it.

    Just in case, do anybody know how Apple arrange the exchanges?
    Considering that I purchased the iPhone in the online store, will they send me a NEW one before I return mine? Will I be able to play with it a couple of days to see if everything is fine or they take the faulty one straight away?
    I'd really rather not exchanging it, the phone is working fine and I already put an invisible shield on it...****!
  5. ericinboston macrumors 68000

    Jan 13, 2008
    I have this same problem...what was your solution(s)? What did Apple tell you?

    Any and all details would be greatly helpful.


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