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Apple's 2012 first-generation 7.9-inch iPad mini, with 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage and an A5 processor.

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Front facing camera not working

I have 3 iPad Mini 1st gens with the same issue: The front facing camera is not working. I replaced the cameras and still had the same issues. Restored them to stock, same issues. Hard reset, same issues.

Has anyone ran into this before? I can't for the life of me figure out what the issue is. I checked everything out under the scope and the connectors are undamaged. Is there possibly a filter or something that could have popped?

HALP?

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Hey @joshw - what was the history on these? Did you get them resolved? If it were an iPhone I would suspect the camera LDO, but I have not ever seen this on a mini...

Cheers

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Never did figure it out. I checked every part on the camera circuit down to board level, replaced everything it was possible to replace, never could get them working.

There is no good reason why a screen swap would kill these camera but it happened. The only thing I can think of is if the camera IC somehow got fried but I can't imagine how replacing a screen could do that.

I chalked this one up to gremlins, looted the working parts out of these and sent the boards and cameras off to the junk pile in the sky.

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Same problem. It is common...google it. The standard answer of factory reset and updating ios does nothing. I replaced camera itself with new part and still not working. This does seem to be a main board issue.

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Why has my front camera cannot open? It is not working.

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