1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a ZTE Blade A512. Yesterday night I tried to use its rear camera but it doesn't work. The screen is all black, and sometimes a thin line with different colours appears. I also tried to use the camera on whatsapp, instagram and other apps and still doesn't work. Does anyone know what it could be?
    08-11-2017 06:33 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does it also happen in Safe Mode? How to turn on safe mode on Zte Blade S6
    08-11-2017 12:25 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    It sounds to me like a bad rear camera module. But it could also be a bad part on the motherboard. If it doesn't work in Safe Mode, it has to go in for repair. (But the repair might cost as much as the phone - it's not an expensive phone.)
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    08-11-2017 01:26 PM
  4. 2811's Avatar
    Thank you! Yep, it didn't work
    08-11-2017 02:14 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Then it's headed for the repair shop. And if it's a bad motherboard, look around for a replacement phone and compare buying and repairing prices. (And see if the repair shop will give you anything for the old phone - labor doesn't cost them much, and a camera module is cheap. (Even a motherboard isn't too expensive with some phones, but for a US$100 phone, it might not pay for them to repair it either.)
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    08-11-2017 02:50 PM
  6. 2811's Avatar
    Thank you! I forgot to mention that, in fact, it fell on the day the camera stoped working. Can it be related?
    08-12-2017 06:35 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's definitely an important piece of information. It reinforces the need for a repair shop.
    08-13-2017 12:04 AM

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