1. DBRUYERE's Avatar
    I have inherited a Galaxy S3 that was once dropped in water. Everything seems to work perfectly fine except the cameras. When I click the camera icon, the app seems to open but just has a black screen and I have to reboot in order to close it. My questions is: What are the odds that simply replacing both cameras will fix the problem? Or is it more likely the board they are attached to?

    01-07-2015 02:18 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Do they work with any 3rd party camera or does any camera produce the same result?

    If this is really a hardware damage from water, it's usually the board that goes first, but it could be both the camera sensor and the board bit they're attached to. For an S3 though, it's probably cheaper to just get a replacement unit or a new phone.
    01-07-2015 02:23 PM
  3. DBRUYERE's Avatar
    No. Third party software doesn't help. Camera replacement would be less than $10 for parts and i'd do it myself. Board would be just as easy, just not sure which to buy.
    01-08-2015 01:14 PM

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