iPad 2 camera not working

Discussion in 'iPad 2' started by furndaddy, May 11, 2012.

  1. furndaddy

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    The camera on my son's iPad 2 has stopped working. The shutter will not open. I have tried several fixes, including closing the app out and reopening and a hard reset. Nothing has worked thus far. I'm hoping to find a fix soon, as he is needing the camera operational for a school trip next week. Any ideas?
     
  2. RoofMonkey

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    Hate to say the 'R' word, but have you tried a restore yet? Could be hardware related, but maybe a restore to factory settings would do something. ?
     
  3. furndaddy

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    Yeah, I'm almost ready to resort to restore. I'll admit though, it makes me a bit nervous. I've never had to do a restore to any of my devices, and I'm unsure what the impact will be.
     
  4. Smarty2600

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    Restores are a pain in the butt, however they are fine just take a long time. I've never done a restore where I start from new but I've done a couple where I restore from back up and everything works fine. It always puts my iDevices back the way they were.
     
  5. snowtrooper1966

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    You are talking about the "virtual" shutter you see when you open the camera?:

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    A quick check over on the Apple support forums, a few report letting the iPad completely drain and subsequent recharge fixed issue:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3089571?start=0&tstart=0

    A few other suggestions:
    Force close camera app from App Switcher.
    Check device memory. There may not be enough for photos....
     
  6. furndaddy

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    Thanks for the input. I have tried all of these fixes with no luck. I am going to attempt to restore from an earlier back-up. If this doesn't solve the problem I'll try a restore to new. After that I'll consult the geniuses. Hopefully it won't get that far.
     
  7. David Phillips

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    I asked in the local Apple shop and all I got was a big fat, "you'll have to buy a new one". I have a good mind to go to Samsung
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Please be mindful of our profanity filters. :D
     
  9. RoofMonkey

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    I was...7 months ago. LOL
     

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