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When I go to camera it shows only a black screen!?

When I go to camera it shows only a black screen!?

I want to take a picture on my iPod (4th generation). I open up the camera application, and all it shows me is a black screen. If I push the volume button it will still take the picture, but it wont show my what I'm taking a picture of. What can I do to fix this?

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Total answers/comments: 6
bert [Entry]

"Try resetting the phone app by double-tapping the home button. A menu will pop up across the bottom of the screen. Scroll left/right to find the camera app icon. The press and hold until a little red circle appears on the icon and it jiggles. Press the red circle.

HIH"
bert [Entry]

"I have the same problem but on my Toshiba Thrive tablet. Display for camera is black, but it takes pictures...I just can't see what I am shooting before I shoot. Any ideas?

So sorry. I complete reboot of the tablet fixed my problem. Thanks all. This looks like a great site."
bert [Entry]

yay! just bought my daughter an ipod and her cousin knocked it to the floor cuz he was mad and the camera wouldnt work. tried your tip, tapping the home button(lightly tap 2 times the main power button..the circle at the bottom). then you'll see the camera. then follow the previous persons suggestion. worked great!!!
bert [Entry]

awesome...had the exact same issue and this fixed it!!
bert [Entry]

Just turn it off leave it for a second and turn it on and it will work just fine. :)
bert [Entry]

"I had the exact same problem. Here are some other things you could try if the problem still persists after you remove the camera from the undocked menu options tap:

1. hold the lock and home button until the 'apple' logo appears. This would reset your ipod.

2. switch your ipod on and off

3.just wait awhile,it might eventually show up. (THIS WORKED FOR ME. IT WAS SUCH A BLESSING IN DISGUISE)"