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    Default Moto X: Camera stuck in front facing

    My moto x's camera is stuck in the front facing mode. when i open the camera app there is no option to switch the camera to "selfie" mode. The icon that had been in the bottom left has disappeared. I chatted with motorola support and they walked me through clearing the partition and doing a factory reset and after i opened the app after the factory reset everything looked fixed but when i opened it again the icon had disappeared. Any idea whats wrong?
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    Default Re: Camera stuck in front facing

    I have the exact same problem.

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    Very strange. Have u updated the camera in the play store? Did it happen after this? Have you tried uninstalling the update then reinstall?

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    Default Re: Camera stuck in front facing

    Yep uninstalled and reinstalled the update. Motorola says I can send it back under warranty. Trying to decide if I should just send it in to be repaired or I should return it because i have dropped it.
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    What are we supposed to do for the two weeks it takes to repair the phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atkjhi View Post
    What are we supposed to do for the two weeks it takes to repair the phone?

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    That's why I always keep my last phone just in case I need to send the new one back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atkjhi View Post
    What are we supposed to do for the two weeks it takes to repair the phone?

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    Pretend its 1983!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopdogyo View Post
    Yep uninstalled and reinstalled the update. Motorola says I can send it back under warranty. Trying to decide if I should just send it in to be repaired or I should return it because i have dropped it.
    Did u uninstall completely? I would return it and get a new one, assuming u have insurance.

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    Default Re: Camera stuck in front facing

    Its good to know that I'm not alone in this. I have the same problem too on my Droid Maxx (X1080M) and I can only make use of the front facing camera. Anyone figured out a solution yet?
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    Default Re: Camera stuck in front facing

    Factory reset tried?
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    Default Re: Camera stuck in front facing

    Sounds like a hardware failure to me. I remember my old Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile variant of the original Galaxy S). A lot of us added a front facing camera once someone figured out that the firmware was the same and the front facing camera hole was painted over. It was plug and play, other than not being able to record video in HD.

    Anyway, I seem to remember the option to swap to the front facing camera only being present when it was installed. No FFC, no option to swap. I know that's anecdotal, but like I said, it sounds like the rear camera isn't registering as being there at all - hence dead camera.

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    There is no solution, it's hardware failure when this happens.

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