Front Camera Stuck on Black Screen


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May 23, 2011
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This happened when I was in selfie mode and "swiped" the screen to change to the front facing camera. Selife mode still works but the front facing camera is stuck on the blacked out lens. I can swipe move betweent the different camera modes, but the lens still stays black :(

I tried using a different camera app and ran into the same issue. I tried all the steps I needed to (clear cache, force stop, booting in safe mode and testing the camera) before doing a hard reset and it still didn't fix it.

I had the phone for 1 day and now I am sending it back for a buyers remorse refund and ordered a new one. Luckily for me the price has gone down about 120$ since I ordered the first one so I will save some $ for the inconvienance lol.

I just wanted to share in case anyone runs into this issues. I wouldn't even bother trying all the methods before the hard reset since none of them worked for me. Hopefully noone runs into this issue and if you do, I saved you some time on trying to trouble fix it ;)

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
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Thanks for the heads-up! It sounds like you did everything you could. Nice bonus that you ended up saving some money for your inconvenience!