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IPhone Camera Not Working

When I got to take a photo with the camera on my iPhone, it seems to take it and save it like normal. However, when I go to view my photos, they are blank. Example, if I "take" 4 photos, it'll show 4 boxes, where the photos should be, but they're white boxes. It only shows the outline of the box where the photo should be. If I click on one of these white boxes to view what should be my photo, the screen blacks out and goes back to the menu. I haven't had any problems at all with my phone, and I got it in June when it came out. This started happening out of nowhere... it was working fine, then I go to use it again... and this starts. Any ideas on what it could be? And if I go to restore my iPhone through itunes, will I lose all my information... like contacts, texts, etc.? Any info would be appreciated... thanks!

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    Same thing

  • HOLOGAMI Mar 10, 2008

    same thing.  recent.

  • l1l_l0c0 Mar 20, 2008

    I have the same issue.. happened since I upgraded to 1.1.4 yesturday. Everything else works, including unlocking... very odd

  • sl1120 Mar 25, 2008

    same here.

  • FDZ_CompG Apr 03, 2008

    This just happened to me today! The only thing I did was to download all the pics and select delete all photos after copying. I also bought 2 songs and a ringtone. That's all I did.

  • Nikyboy May 01, 2008

    Hi i unlocked my iphone with liberty 1.1.3 the camera was working fine until i deleted all the pictures taken, now the camera will not open and also the photos gallery. Is there someone out there that can help me.

  • Jontaylor12 May 20, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I will pay you ONE MILLION DOLLARS to fix it.

  • findcam May 27, 2008

    i have the same problem...exactly

  • macraj May 28, 2008

    when i try to delete pictures from the roll it shows it is deleting but actullay it is not it is there in the roll and when i click a picture an blank box appears in the roll but there is no picture



    Please help

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    same problemo here. takes the pics but doesn't save the pics.


    do tell...



  • cribbss Jun 03, 2008

    I have the exact same problem!!!

  • cribbss Jun 03, 2008

    OK, I took my phone in to the Apple store with this problem. The played with it for a little while and then said OK we will give you a new replacement phone. I synced it with iTunes which copies all my files and setting to the phone. Now the new phone has the same symptoms. Looks like its a corrupted file perhaps? When I do a restore it works fine, until I copy my backup files back to the phone!!!

  • albertbogle Jul 09, 2008

    Its exactly the same problem as Kimberlky

  • Legz Jay
    Legz Jay Jul 12, 2008

    When I got to take a photo with the camera on my iPhone, it seems to take it and save it like normal. However, when I go to view my photos, they are blank. Example, if I "take" 4 photos, it'll show 4 boxes, where the photos should be, but they're white boxes. It only shows the outline of the box where the photo should be. If I click on one of these white boxes to view what should be my photo, the screen blacks out and goes back to the menu. I haven't had any problems at all with my phone, and I got it in June when it came out. This started happening out of nowhere... it was working fine, then I go to use it again... and this starts. Any ideas on what it could be? And if I go to restore my iPhone through itunes, will I lose all my information... like contacts, texts, etc.? Any info would be appreciated... thanks!

  • ericofzzyzx Jul 13, 2008

    I've downloaded all software updates. I tried restarting  iphone. No luck. 

  • emmawcox Jul 24, 2008

    My problem is that I take a photo and then it shows the photo as a white box with no photo in it. When I click on the box it goes back to the main menu.
    It was working before and now suddenly not working. Before the camera stopped working the iphone froze one day and would only allow me to make an emergency call- I then uploaded the new software programs and then the phone started working fine- except for the camera function.


  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    Everytime i take a picture it will take it but when i go to my camera roll its just a blank white box. when i click on the white box it just goes back to the menu screen. ive tried turning my phone off for a while and then turning it back on but its not helping it. what else can i do exactly.

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    Spontaneously my iPhone went from taking pictures to not completing the process.  The phone clicks when I take the picture- but in the spot where the picture should be- it is blank.

  • beautyismear Aug 11, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem but I'm afraid to do anything because my phone was Unlocked........!!! So I don't want to mess up and lock it back. Can anyone help me please ???

  • ppus Aug 28, 2008

    i have similar problem when i open my camera appears a black screen
    and returns to the menu pls let me know there is any solution

  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    i have the same problem. when i take a picture the iphone is not saving her. i don't know why

  • bubbles111 Nov 06, 2008

    Same problem...white boxes...crashes when you click on it. Also the computer doesn't let me access the drive anymore. Anyone got any clues on how to fix this?

  • MalPortada Mar 03, 2009

    Hi I have a proble because the phone do not conect to the earphone... when I plug in--- ? What can I do? Model P168s

  • Brandon Carr May 11, 2010

    What firmware is your phone running on, and have you recently upgraded/downgraded it? If so, from what version?

    If you restore through iTunes, your information will be backed up on your PC, and you can put all of your contacts back.

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  • Ok I found the solution to this problem. This is what worked for me.
  • Apparently the problem lies in a hidden folder called  .MISC under
  • SSH/MobileFinder to Media/DCIM/ 
  •  (if you are using MobileFinder, make sure to turn on "invisible files" in the settings)
  • Delete this folder which contains the preference file for the camera and the poster picture for the camera's album thumbnail.
  • Try taking a picture again and it should work fine now.

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I was having the same problem and tried several solutions. The only one that worked was the simplest. Use a program such as WinSCP or CuteFTP to SSH into your phone (there are lots of guides on how to do this) Then navigate to /var/mobile/media/DCIM and delete the two folders that are there. THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR CAMERA PICTURES, so if you dont want to lose them back the up first. Then if you want you can add your backed up pictures back to the phone. Hope this helps some of you not have to do a full restore

-joey

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Living with an iPhone I have came accross a few problems that all relate to the device not saving data input. The camera not saving pictures taken is one of those problems. Another is related to not being able to change email account details on iTunes and have that reflected on the iPhone.

There is a common solution that solves these issues quickly, for jailbroken iphones. Install BossPrefs from Cydia. Access that application then click on the "More" button located at the top right of the main screen. A list of functions will appear. Click on "Fix User Dir Permissions". This solves these types of problems every time.

Hope this helps.

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Restore your phone to the latest firmware (1.1.3 as of this writing). Your data is stored on your system so you won't lose anything. If the restore does not fix your problem, you will need to take your phone in for work under warranty.

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When unable to use the camera, with this message "There is not enough room to take additional pictures. Please delete some existing photos.", when you know there should be enough space on the iPhone. Try this: Connect iPhone to iTunes, Click Restore and follow the process. After the phone is re-listed in iTunes, answer the prompt to restore all your data. Worked for me.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

When ever you are having problems and restore an iPhone you should always select "Treat as new" when connecting with iTunes and not "Restore Backup" as that can just put the original errors back onto the iPhone.
I have never heard of this problem in all of the over 500 iPhones I have unlocked and given support too.
But if I had to guess I'd say go with Solution #3.

Good luck.
- Dr.iFone
Vancouver, B.C.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

My Camera would take the pictures, but when I went into 'Camera Roll' they weren't there. I used WinSCP to connect to my jailbroken v1.1.4 iPhone via openSSH. I then navigated to the directory mentioned in Soultion #1 by jch0075 [ /var/mobile/media/DCIM ], and set the permissions on it, and the two within it, to 777 for each (right-click in WinSCP and type '0777' in the 'Hex' box toward the bottom). I then Opened camera, took a picture, saved fine, still had all my previous pictures, didn't have to restore.

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My iPhone camera cliks a photo show in counting but does not goes to the photo libary. Kindly give assistance where the photos go or what do.

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There is no options like night mode as in other phone so dat i can take pics in the night. im using a 3GS i phone

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I have a little problem when switch on my camera it takes green photos any help would be appreciated.

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I had the same problem. I downloaded snapture using the installer program. After intalling this program and taking a few pictures I was surprised to see the camera also worked perfectly.

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When switch on my camera a message pops out saying "There is not enough room to take additional pictures. Please delete some existing photos." when I say ok and go to the camera roll, there is isnts any picture existing, and I have around 6.30GB space left in my iphone.

Basically I just cant use my camera.

Any solution??

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