Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Rear camera shutter closed after screen replacment.

After replacing the LCD screen and digitizer on a 4S, the camera app shutter remains closed and I'm unable to swith to the front camera.

I've ensured all parts are correctly in place and connected to the logic board. I've double checked all the teardown/reassembly guides on this site and other sites and everything is in the correct place.

I've tried 3rd party camera apps, when using 'Snapchat' the rear camera fails to work but the front facing camera does work.

I've also tried the 3rd party torch app, this doesnt work.

I replaced the rear facing camera with a different rear camera. The same problem remains. I installed the original camera into a different 4S and it worked fine. So its not a problem with the actual part.

I've done the all the software resets that have been suggested on this site as well as other sites, to no avail.

Does anyone know of any camera connections issues or issues with the camera short circuiting? I replaced the tape that was originally in place and the small rubber square that sits under the rear camera is in place.

I've trawled the internet for an answer, i'm hoping there is someone on here who can help.

Many thanks

Adam

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Hi Adam ! The first thing you may do would be restoring your iPhone on iTunes (after backing up all DATA). Your problem can absolutely be a software problem !

Then, try disconnecting again the camera, and ensuring that the connector is absolutely clean. An only hidden pin could be the source of your problem. Then, mabe is your device or the camera incidentally fallen, then you can own here a new camera and replace it. Check again and again that everything is properly connected.

Hoping to have helped you !

Vincent

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