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Question:Iphone 4 light stays on


I just got an Iphone 4 couple of weeks ago, and just the other day the camera light comes on and will not turn off. I had a flashlight app and opened it and tried turning it off and then on again but got no where. So then I deleted the app and hard reset the phone but still nothing. So I let the phone die hoping that the light would go out. Well it has been 15 hrs since my phone turned off and the light is still on. It is much dimmer than before but I cant believe that there is still juice in the battery. Does anybody have any ideas. Thanks

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Have you tried a restore?

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I have several times and nothing. I am on the phone right now with Apple trying to figure out what is wrong and the guy on the other end says it is a first for him.

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Have you had any luck fixing this? I have the same problem. It seems if I twist the phone ever so slightly the light will go off, but it comes back on if the phone is handled in any normal fashion.

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That sounds like a hardware issue.Make an appointment at the local genius bar or call Apple support. If the iphone is defective and under warranty, then they will replace.

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Ive been having this problem as well. It will dim itself randomly, it will go off for a few days, then be at full brightness for periods of time too. Its really bright and this is total craziness. My first apple product and just my luck. Telus prob wont do crap and Ill be out of a phone for a while =(

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What happens if you open up the camera app and turn the flash off from there? I would think that it would not remain on through a restore. Very odd.

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That does not help unfortunatley.. I downloaded a few light apps trying the same. If you turn the phone TOTALLY OFF it STILL stays on even... the only time it will turn off is when the battery is dead. This is totally ridiculous! what a POS phone, never have I had such an issue with a smart phone like this. between dealing with this and the massive amounts of data this burns, I totally should have stuck with blackberry!

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Please keep us updated on this issue. Mine randomly decided to do this to me today too and I cannot get it to turn off! Now I hear cracking sounds, presumably from the heat build-up. It doesnt sound good at all.

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Ive now got the same problem. I was just using my phone then after finishing what I was doing noticed my iphone camera light was on. Tried everything. Went through all the settings. Turning the phone off. A restore, and still not fixed.The light stayed on all through the restore!Ive also found that the camera does indeed turn off if I was to slightly bend the phone.The light being on also makes the phone overheat. I got a message on the phone soon after this happened that the iphone was overheating...If there is a fix for this without having to go to an apple store id like to hear it as the closest apple store is about 3 hours away...Would the telco (Vodafone AU) replace the phone if I take it in to them?

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Delete ALL apps that use the Camera flash. Even Red Laser etc. Then do a hard restore. This should solve your problem. The reason you are having the problem is that a couple of the APPS that you have downloaded have conflicting software in the registry.Remember you must delete any APP that makes use of the camera flash.

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I dont have any apps that use the camera flash at all.And its not a software problem AT ALL. Its most definently hardware (as slightly flexing the phone turns the light off).

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I just had this problem today and the slight twist made mine turn off. Definitely a hardware problem. And weird.

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I bought a new iPhone4 yesterday and have the same problem. The LED flashlight was going on and off intermittently, depending on the way I held the phone (although no pattern could be detected). And now it stays on all the time, even when the phone is switched off. V/strange. Will take it back to Telenor Sweden today and ask them.

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I havent yet taken the phone back to Telenor. I wanted to see if I could establish a pattern and indeed the light only comes on, and stays on, after the phone has been in my jacket for some minutes. Very strange. And then I can make the light disappear after some repeated touches to the light cover. Sounds like flakey hardware.

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I am experiencing the same exact issue. I am updating the software to 4.2 to see if it fixes the issue but also made an appointment at the genius bar later this evening if that fails. Did anyone get this issue resolved?

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My light is doing the same thing. Even when I turn the phone off, the light stays on. The genius at the Mac store told me the PC firmware load caused the issue. I am restoring to firmware and taking it back to the store. Hopefully, I will get an intelligent genius, who is more interested in my issue, than moving moving people off the bar. Wish me luck 8-?

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Hey all....Same thing happened to me camera light would not turn off... Went to Genius bar (they were awesome btw) and the tech spent about 10mins troubleshooting my phone. He said it needs a new camera assembly. I said go for it and 20 mins later my Iphone was back to normal.Moral of the story is take it to Apple and they will get it right....even if they have to give you a new phone!! Cheers!!

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Exact same issue. Just started a week ago..

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Exact same issue here - only mine had the light on when I first took it out of the box!

I unwrapped the plastic, lifted the lid,  lifted the phone out, and noticed the LED was on - dim, but definitely on.

I peeled off the two plastic protective covers, turned the phone on, and the screen showed the iTunes First Sync screen - but the LED stayed on.

I turned the phone off, and the LED stayed on.

I took the phone back to the retailer (no Apple store around here, unfortunately!), and they said theyd never seen that problem before.

 

So, just to be clear: it came straight out of the box; no apps downloaded yet; definitely not jailbroken; I hadnt even synced with iTunes yet, let alone even used the flash!

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The same issue in my White iphone4. After a day of activation the camera light keep flashing and could not turn it off. Is it common only in the white colour?.Even after the phone is turned off still the light keep flashing.

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Ive been using my iPhone 4 for a while now and recently had this problem. I have no light apps on the phone but I thought maybe it was because the kids dropped it. Ive tried a hard reset and Ive also tried restoring the phone. The light problem still comes up. I agree that it is a hardware problem because it went off when I tried changing my iPhone cover. This is probably not a long term solution, but I find I can get it to go off when I slap it against my hand.

 

So the solution is to get the camera component changed?

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Today is July 24th and it is now 8PM. At 12 noon today my camera LED light came on (and is so bright!) I thought I mistakenly turned on the camera flash and it got stuck. That was not the case. I checked my flashlight app and toggled the switch on and off. No change. I powered the phone off and back on and the light stayed on the whole time. I called Apple Support and I was told to restore the phone so I did. The light stayed on the whole time. By the time I was off the phone with a very nice lady from Georga in tech support, my apple store was closed. There are only 3 apple stores in my state and all three are within less than half an hour from my house. One of them is about 10 minutes away. But still, how annoying is it to not be able to have my phone not blind my family. How is it supposed to keep a charge all night because it is my alarm clock. Oh bother!

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