Skip to main content
Help

Current version by: martin ,

Text:

This will solve your problem! Everyone behold the long awaited mystery now revealed!
 
After countless hours of research, diagnosing and frustration i have finally found the reason as to why this happens. All credit goes to jamesjerss from gsmindia for this solution.
After countless hours of research, diagnosing and frustration i have finally found the reason as to why this happens. All credit goes to jamesjerss from gsmindia for this solution.
 
Below are two images of a very small capacitor responsible for the correct functionality of the iPhone.
 
Functional Capacitor (working camera)
 
[image|147660]
 
Non-Functional Capacitor (non working camera)
 
[image|147661]
 
jamesjerss Photo
 
[image|147662]
 
Now the reason that you will get a faulty camera every once in a while is because this capacitor has become eroded over time, making it more susceptible to damage when you are removing the connection above it (evident in picture above for non working capacitor). As you can see there is a lot of dust/debree inside the phone. Your only solution is to re-solder that capacitor or get the entire iPhone replaced. Hope this helps guys!
 
Link to Jamesjerss post- http://www.gsmindia.in/forum/apple-iphone/57925-iphone-4-front-camera-not-working-solution.html

Status:

open

Original post by: martin ,

Text:

This will solve your problem! Everyone behold the long awaited mystery now revealed!

After countless hours of research, diagnosing and frustration i have finally found the reason why this happens. All credit goes to jamesjerss from gsmindia for this solution.

Below are two images of a very small capacitor responsible for the correct functionality of the iPhone.

Functional Capacitor (working camera)

[image|147660]

Non-Functional Capacitor (non working camera)

[image|147661]

jamesjerss Photo

[image|147662]

Now the reason that you will get a faulty camera every once in a while is because this capacitor has become eroded over time, making it more susceptible to damage when you are removing the connection above it (evident in picture above for non working capacitor). As you can see there is a lot of dust/debree inside the phone. Your only solution is to re-solder that capacitor or get the entire iPhone replaced. Hope this helps guys!

Link to Jamesjerss post- http://www.gsmindia.in/forum/apple-iphone/57925-iphone-4-front-camera-not-working-solution.html

Status:

open