Rear Camera Nightmare

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pharos, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Pharos macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2009
    So I happily came back from the Apple store with a shiny new iPhone 4, only to find out that the rear camera seems to be broken :mad:

    I've seen reports about the shutter not opening, freezing, etc. Mine does all that , and when it does decides to work, it's a mess.

    Tried a restore without backup, a hard reset, turning the phone off for several minutes, etc.

    Now for the really weird thing: I slightly "squeezed" the phone in the area where the camera is located, and the problems seemed to magically fade away. Don't want to keep trying this though, I'm afraid I'll break the phone!

    Did anyone here have a situation similar to mine? And if so, what did you do to fix it? Looks like a trip to the Genius bar is in order :(

    See for yourself:

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  2. milerich macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    Looks like your last statement will be the solution.

    Good luck at the Apple Store!
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Restore > Factory Settings (not from a back-up)
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I'm having the same problem and squeezing gets it unstuck. Will try restoring tonight.
  5. Pharos thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I think the problem comes from the autofocus. I wish this problem would go away by itself, like the yellow discoloring from the display.

    But even if it did go away, I guess I better go ask for a replacement while I still have this problem so I won't have to deal with more potential problems down the road.

    Thanks guys!
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Restoring didn't work so I've swapped it out.

    The good news for the rest of you is it's not a widespread problem so you don't have much to worry about.
  7. kuaiyouming, Aug 6, 2010
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2013

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