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Rear Camera not working on Xperia X Compact

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Rear Camera not working on Xperia X Compact

Hi everyone,

I recently bought an Xperia X Compact smartphone. At first, everything worked fine. However, after a few weeks the rear camera stopped working. When I start the camea app, there is just a black image from the camera (the controls are visible and usable, however I can't take a photo). The front camera works fine, only the back one has a steady black image.

I found this thread in the Z3 Compact thread:

I tried gently pushing around the lens, but that didn't help. The software solution (clearing the cache and restarting in safe mode) solved the problem! However, after a short time, the problem reoccurred. And now I can't fix it with any of these methods!

Does anyone have any advice on this topic?

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Re: Rear Camera not working on Xperia X Compact

Since the software fix worked initially, it might be worthwhile resetting the phone completely to see whether the problem returns once more. 

Before you do that though, try running the service tests:

Type  *#*#SERVICE#*#*  into the phone dialer and check the tests for both cameras.