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Back camera doesn't work after screen replacement

I replaced the screen of my iPhone 4S. I've done many before, and I'm good at it, I would like to think.

However, when I tried to go onto the camera it just loads the shutter image and wont go any further. The controls at the bottom flash a few times, and some times it will go back to the apple logo and then onto the lock screen. (Not like a reboot, it only takes about 8 seconds)

I ordered a new camera and replaced it, still the same. I've even swapped it for a one I know works and still the same.

Any ideas?

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I have seen this once and fixed it by restoring the phone several times, that's all I have to offer and hope you get it fixed, good luck, If this Answer is helpful please remember to return and mark it Accepted.

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Can you expand? How can a hardware issue be repaired by a software method?


The way I read your question it sounds like you have ruled out hardware, and your symptoms are the same as the one that I fixed with the restore, unless I'm reading your question wrong,,,, when I was stumped by this I called Apple support and they are who told me to restore, and it did finally work after numerous restores,


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i have the same problem, I've had it for a couple of months now, never found any solution to this. I think it's a motherboard problem, where you connect the camera.

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