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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by genovdot, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. genovdot

    genovdot Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well as most of you know, I previously had an esteem with no buttons and that wouldn't get out of test mode for the life of me. Will I have another one. Lol. This time I have another issue, my headset speaker doesn't work (pretty sure that's hardware damage) but my camera only gives me a black screen and whenever I go to tap it to take a picture I get a force close. I've tried damn near every rom. I'm on black plague now. Any help is appreciated
     


  2. LDrifta

    LDrifta No Stranger 2 Danger

    sorry to be that guy... but it sounds like a hardware issue as well... lol if you tried all roms and it still happens :/
     
  3. genovdot

    genovdot Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well I still have my esteem with no buttons which camera was working perfect. You think metro would swap that stuff out for me. Or would it even be worth it?
     
  4. LDrifta

    LDrifta No Stranger 2 Danger

    personally, i would say a high chance of NO, lol LG may do it.. but im sure it'll cost an arm and a leg lol.. my last thought would be to see if you can find a video or pictured instructions on how to take it apart yourself.. IF it's easy enough to swap camera parts (which i highly doubt LOL) than you can try it out :D

    if no luck, than again call LG and see what your options are.. is it purchased from metro or under any warranty still? you have a 1 year warrany from the day the device was purchased so they can replace it for like 30-40 $$ "I Think!!"

    lol sorry i wasn't much help man :/
     
  5. genovdot

    genovdot Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'm not sure if its still under warranty, it was my homeboys sisters phone. And hell, I didn't see anybody else post so all your help was appreciated, and I think I'm gonna go back to #2. I loved it. Good job on the rom :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::D:D:D
     
  6. GTurn

    GTurn Android Enthusiast

    Have you tried a different camera app?
     
  7. genovdot

    genovdot Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    A few, I think its a hardware issue also. Nothing seems to work for me. If I had the tools ill just swap the camera with the one from my other esteem.
     
  8. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    There are two good options you can consider.

    Option 1.
    The esteem is very easy to open and on most cell phones the camera just snaps on to the motherboard which would make it easy for you to swap. Check this esteem disassembly video: Lg Esteem Disassembly Metro PCS - YouTube

    For example of camera replacement see here (couldn't find esteem but could be similar): Nokia N8 Camera Removal & Replacement - YouTube

    Option 2.
    You can purchase the entire motherboard for $35 with free shipping which would have the camera attached to it. This would be very easy to replace following the disassembly video above. Purchase motherboard here:
    [​IMG]LG Esteem Motherboard

    I would try option 1 first since you have all the parts needed.

    Hope this helps :D
     
  9. mjlove209

    mjlove209 Well-Known Member

    I just paid 16 bucks to get mine replaced. I couldnt get out of freakin test mode.
     
  10. mjlove209

    mjlove209 Well-Known Member

    I bought my esteem used from sum1 and i couldn't fix my test mode. So i got mine replaced. Ur phone has warranty from the day u activated that phone.
     
  11. genovdot

    genovdot Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I checked that disassembly video :) that's what makes me want to swap the camera out. just need the tools. And I didn't know these parts were so cheap. I need to hop on this stuff. Lol. And thanks btw
     

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The LG Esteem release date was October 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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