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Originally Posted by mr.absinth I haven't checked back for a while but I thought I share my experience with fixing the front facing camera on the iPhone 4(GSM). If the...
05-20-2012, 03:52 PM #21
06-12-2012, 08:07 PM #22
I also need a little more information on how this process works. I see in the photo the piece that is missing, the front camera connector and the other part. Where exactly do I solder and what am I soldering it to?
06-13-2012, 03:44 AM #23
07-30-2012, 02:28 AM #24
Mr. Absinthe provided an excellent example image (from White, I believe). I fixed my own issue with a $20 Caig CircuitWriter Pen from Radio Shack. The polymer is meant to be instantaneously conductive, but it took a few hours for my cam to start working again; I expect it needed to cure first.
07-30-2012, 11:57 AM #25Better Photos - with part/without part
I have not attempted the repair yet but thought it would be helpful to see a working phone vs a non-working phone. It's pretty clear the part is missing but how to solder two missing pieces of wire together that no longer exist seems difficult. Should this be done from the back of the board?
Non-Working Phone: (Front Camera Freezing at Shutter image):
I'll post a fixed photo if I can manage it. Wish me luck!
Last edited by chako; 07-30-2012 at 07:28 PM.
07-31-2012, 03:27 AM #26
Chako, read my last message...MUCH easier than soldering.
08-15-2012, 11:32 AM #27
for those of you that dont want to get too testy with the internals of you phone and dont have much of a use for the front camera and are stuck at the closed shutter screen i found this fix at another site that will disable ur front camera via ifile making ur camera app useable again
iphone - Change Camera.app Settings manually with iFile? - Stack Overflow
pretty much you are just editing
and setting the values of the front facing camera to false and reboot
08-18-2012, 05:59 AM #28
Hello guys sorry for bumping this thread, but I have some question and I don't know where should I post it.
I've pointed out the jumper that dropped, its different jumper from what this thread has been talking about.
But I face the same problem too, my front camera stuck at shutter.
May I know if that jumper can be fixed by soldering too? What should I do?
Thanks in advance
08-19-2012, 05:36 AM #29
Hi, very difficult to solder, Presuming the missing chip component is just a zero ohm link, I would get a very thin bit of wire (or a single strand taken out of a multistrand cable) make a small U loop shape and hold with tweezers (solder the wire first) and heat the wire with a soldering iron rather than the pcb. Sliding one end at a time onto the pcb as the solder melts, dabbing passive flux on the pcb first will help the solder take. It might be worth looking at the other side incase you have a larger area of copper to solder to. If you have a multimeter, stick it on ohms and see if those two solder points go anywhere else like one end of one of the other near by chip components and solder your wire from there instead.
Last edited by DC_Dave; 08-23-2012 at 06:49 AM.
08-23-2012, 06:43 AM #30
I have fixed a lot of iPhones and never had this problem, but now I currently have two phones that have lost the chip above the audio flex, I tried soldering but to no avail. I am not very good with stuff like that, how can I fix them? I need them done ASAP! :/
09-10-2012, 08:06 PM #31
Okay, I have the same issue, I opened up my iPhone and sure enough the resistor was gone. But here's where things got really bad; I soldered a jumper and restated my iPhone, but now neither the front nor rear cameras work. Please help!
09-23-2012, 07:08 AM #32
09-30-2012, 02:34 PM #33iPhone 4 Front Facing Camera
10-11-2012, 09:12 AM #34
hi, did you ever find a pic for a verizon phone?
01-16-2013, 06:00 PM #35
Just found this post... I'm having the same issue and tried to get solder to stick and create a jumper between the two points but for some reason the solder is not sticking and don't want to keep trying so that I don't damage the board... What can I do? Help please...
03-09-2013, 02:55 PM #36
Front camera working 100%