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Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 2:12 a.m. PST

I didn't realise how useful the iPhone camera is until it stopped working yesterday. All I get now is the "iris/shutter" graphic in a closed position.

I can't find anything in Settings which may be to do with the camera. Any ideas of what may be the problem?

I'm resisting going on to an iPhone help forum for now through sheer laziness (having to register etc) but I appreciate it may come to that unless the combined TMP mind can help.



Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2012 5:09 a.m. PST

Make an appointment at the Apple store it's the best way I don't like doing things like that myself, 10 to 1 they have to do fix it anyway.

Mad Dog02 Oct 2012 7:00 a.m. PST

Have you tried power-cycling your phone?

Steve Kachman02 Oct 2012 8:26 a.m. PST

Looking online it appears to be a fairly common hardware problem that Apple is aware of.

Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 8:52 a.m. PST

Have you tried power-cycling your phone?

I don't know what that is…!

Looking online it appears to be a fairly common hardware problem that Apple is aware of.

Yes, I looked as well and there's all sort of peculiar suggestions to fix it. Apple shop sound best I'll have to track one down.


Jovian102 Oct 2012 9:26 a.m. PST

power cycling your iPhone is shutting it completely off – and then rebooting it.

If you have a Mac computer – plug it in, back it up, and reset the thing to factory pre-sets. Then restore the data. It might work IF it is an electronic problem. If it is a mechanical issue – contact an Apple shop.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Oct 2012 10:12 a.m. PST

Could it be beacuse the iPhone 5 ws released?

freewargamesrules02 Oct 2012 11:13 a.m. PST

Like the suggestion Saber6 now this would be a good way to get people to upgrade

Last Hussar13 Oct 2012 12:06 p.m. PST

Next time get an Android?

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