iPod Touch 4th Gen 32gb Non-Functioning Camera

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by toasty hoodie, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

    Sep 16, 2011
    Hey everyone. I traded for an iPod touch yesterday. I reset all settings and media, and started fresh. However the camera didn't work. The Facetime camera turns on the front camera, but it freezes up when you change it to the rear camera.

    After I saw this, I restored the device with a fresh iOS install and set up as new.

    Any idea what's causing this? Everything else works fine, and obviously, I don't know the history of the device, so I can't really know what happened to it.

  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    it may have been jailbroken at some point and someone messed with the settings. or maybe the camera connection is loose inside. i would take it to a genius bar
  3. jefbond macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2012
    There's a problem with the actual hardware of the camera. There's nothing you can do software-wise to fix it in this situation. Apple does not take apart iPods to fix them, they just replace them. Typically it's about half of the retail cost of the device. Most likely you're looking at $149 plus tax to get it replaced.

    Make a genius bar appointment and take it in. They will give you all your options.
  4. toasty hoodie thread starter macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

    Sep 16, 2011
    Could I just look on ifixit, and open it myself? I'm not really concerned about the device as,I got it for almost nothing. It's only for my car for when the ip5 is released.

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