The Nexus One (also known as the HTC Passion and Android Dev Phone 3) is a smartphone from Google (manufactured by HTC) that runs the Android operating system.

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Why isn't my camera / sensors working?

hello, im new here so please bear with me. so i've dropped my n1 a couple of times and it still worked, but now i managed to drop it like 22 inches on a carpet, (while it was charging) ok so form this my camera, flash,led charging thing on top and sensors/ proximity/ light are not working. i've managed to open the device 2 times and moved gently the connectors inside. still no fix. can please tell me what should i do? warrenty is no option..

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The ribbon cable has most likely become detached causing the screen to go black during a call, your camera to not work, and/or the sensors to not work.

This link below shows the cause.

Symtoms will be:

1. Camera does not work

2. Green/orange led charge light does not work

3. Ambient light sensor does not work

4. Phone goes blank during calls and cannot be fixed without pulling battery

Cause:

The first ribbon cable of the logic board is unhooked/latched

http://android.googlecode.com/issues/att...

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I'm facing a similar problem.. dropped my phone and now the Camera and proximity sensor are not working.. would appreciate some help!

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I'm also facing a similar problem after I dropped my Nexus One phone from 3 feet on concrete floor.

Initially nothing worked. All the 4 touch controls, Proximity Sensor, Camera and trackball weren't responding.

Then I took backup and reformatted the phone. After reformatting, 4 touch controls and trackball started working.

So issue is with Proximity Sensor and Camera.

I installed an app from Android Market to test the working of Sensor and Camera, Reading in the app showed they are dead.

@Keith Fawcett : Thanks for your answer. Do you have access to some tutorial or Video which you have come across, which will help me fix this issue myself. If you can provide me something where and how to fix Ribbon Cable it would be great.

Thanks.

P.S: I have checked lot of Video on YT but most of them are for broken screen or broken power button. Didn't find any on this Ribbon Cable though

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Answer and pic.

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The ribbon cable has most likely become detached causing the screen to go black during a call, your camera to not work, and/or the sensors to not work.

This link below shows the cause.

Symtoms will be:

1. Camera does not work

2. Green/orange led charge light does not work

3. Ambient light sensor does not work

4. Phone goes blank during calls and cannot be fixed without pulling battery

Cause:bold text

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Keith Fawcett is right. The ribbon cable has most likely become detached causing the screen to go black during a call, your camera to not work, and/or the sensors to not work.Promity.

My nephew and I opened my Nexus One and we were able to fix this issue. Here are some videos we used to open the Nexus One. Willy Castillo and Steven Vilchez from Managua, Nicaragua.

http://youtu.be/dcEspM1Dkzo (1/3)

http://youtu.be/WrSzdZSgkQc (2/3)

http://youtu.be/eiIn1ta2lb8 (3/3)

Nexus One Teardown (photos)

Other link to open Nexus One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx3oRsWAQ...

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alex n will be eternally grateful.
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