Let us guess - you turned on your phone, laptop, or tablet only to find that your camera isn't working? Don't worry, it's common! In fact, the majority of people don't even realize their cameras are failing or have failed until it's too late. If you're in the market for a laptop camera repair, a phone front camera repair / back camera repair, or a tablet front camera repair / back camera repair, you've come to the right place!
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Typical Phone Front Camera and Rear Camera Repair Turnaround Time: 1 Hour
Approximate Price for Smartphone / Phone Camera Repair: $49 to $149
We offer front camera and back camera repairs for the following brands:
iPhone, Samsung, Google, BlackBerry, HTC, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, Nokia, LG, and OnePlus!
When your smartphone goes through an “accident”, whether it be a fall or being exposed to water, there are high probabilities different components inside of the device will experience damage. There’s even the possibility your front and back cameras are damaged as a result of an electrical failure in the absence of physical damage. Luckily, at The TechKnow Space, we cover a variety of different types of smartphone repairs including water damage repairs, screen repairs, and smartphone front camera and back camera repairs.
Typical Laptop Camera Repair Turnaround Time: Same to Next Day
Approximate Price for Laptop Camera Repair: $109 to $179 (MacBooks) $69 to $139 (All Other Models)
We offer laptop camera repairs for the following brands:
Acer, Apple MacBook, Asus, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, IBM/Lenovo, LG, MSI, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba!
It can be incredibly frustrating to try to use a dysfunctional computer / laptop / MacBook camera, especially if you’re the type of person who uses it frequently. At times you might notice ghosting in recorded images or perhaps your camera won’t turn on at all. It’s also common for laptop cameras to break as a result of impact damage/falls.
There’s no reason for you to go online and buy an external webcam when you have the ability to bring your laptop into The TechKnow Space for computer / laptop / MacBook camera repair today. We have locations in Mississauga and Toronto readily available to help. We also specialize in a variety of other laptop repairs to help your machine run as if it were brand new!
Typical Tablet Camera Repair Turnaround Time: 2 to 4 Hours
Approximate Price for Tablet Camera Repair: $89 to $199
We offer tablet camera repairs for the following brands:
Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Asus Tablets, BlackBerry Playbook, and Microsoft Surface!
Due to their portability many novice photographers to try their hands at taking aesthetically pleasing photos all with the help of their tablets. The problem is, similar to phone front cameras and rear cameras, the cameras on your tablet are equally as prone to damage.
With most models, tablets offer both a front camera and rear camera to make taking pictures and video not only more convenient, but fun to do.
If your tablet has experienced some type of damage to its rear camera and/or front camera, be sure to bring your device into The TechKnow Space today! We also help users with a variety of other tablet-related concerns in our Mississauga and Toronto locations.
What are Device Cameras?
The cameras inside of your devices may seem simple enough, but from a technical point of view, they handle an assortment of tasks within a few seconds. If you were to slow down the entire process of taking a picture, it could take minutes. This is why these components aren’t as easy to repair as you think and why you should leave the job to the professionals.
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Common Phone Camera, Laptop Camera, and Tablet Camera Component Repairs
Since device cameras are such delicate parts to your tablet, smartphone, and laptop they may frequently be in need of repairs. They are entirely exposed in the event of water damage, impact damage, and electrical failure. When you take a picture there are 5 main components your device’s camera will use:
Now that you’re aware of the lengthy process involved with snapping a picture of something as simple as a scratch on the wall, it’s easy to understand how device camera repairs are a speciality more than something you can do at home.
How to Test Your Device’s Front Camera and Back Camera
Depending on the device you own, testing the cameras should be relatively easy. In comparison to testing other parts of your device, such as the loudspeaker which we also repair at The TechKnow Space! testing your cameras should be a breeze.
Before you bring your device into The TechKnow Space for repairs, we encourage you to test your cameras and check these important settings to determine if the issue is as a result of user-error (don’t worry - it happens to the best of us!) or something more severe such as electrical failure.
As each device’s camera settings will be different, below are some general steps to consider when trying to test your phone camera, laptop camera, or tablet camera. On our site, you can also find more detailed information about how to check phone camera settings, laptop camera settings, and tablet camera settings.
Step 1: Visit the Camera Settings
The first thing to do is check your camera settings. This will allow you to change things such as contrast, brightness, and even turn the camera on and off. Make sure that you go through all of your settings to ensure that if it’s not a problem with the camera itself.
Step 2: Taking Pictures and Videos
The next step will be to test the quality of the camera by taking pictures or recording a quick video. You’ll be able to notice any imperfections in the photos that could be as a result of camera failure.
Step 3: Bring Your Device In!
If you’ve toyed with the settings on your device and it still appears to not be working, we encourage you to bring your phone camera, laptop camera, or tablet camera into The TechKnow Space for repair. Our team of expert technicians will diagnose the issue and replace the camera, if necessary. We’re available 7 days a week and with extended hours for your convenience.
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Common Reasons You May Need a Front Camera and Back Camera Repair
There are plenty of reasons as to why you might find yourself in a position where you’re looking for a front camera repair, back camera repair, and/or laptop camera repair, including:
Why You Shouldn’t Repair a Front Camera or Back Camera at Home
The idea of DIY repairs has taken the internet by storm, but it’s always important to consider the difficulty of a task before you throw yourself into the process head-first. As with any other type of device repair, your internal camera or front and back cameras are delicate and need to be handled with care.
Caution: We cannot stand by any online tutorials to teach you how to replace your device camera. Typically these resources are written by people as they are conducting the repairs and their credibility cannot be confirmed. Use online tutorials at your own risk, especially if you don’t have any previous device repair experience.
If you’re still interested in figuring out how to replace your phone front camera and rear camera, laptop camera, or tablet camera at home, here's an example of the intricate steps involved in the process:
Step 1: Opening the Device
The first thing you’re going to need to do is completely separate the front casing from the or rear casing (depending on the device). To make sure your phone, tablet, or laptop doesn’t incur any scratching and to make sure the casing doesn’t snap entirely in half, you’re going to need to rely on special tools. One of these tools is known as a plastic opener. If the idea of potentially breaking your device in your hands isn’t daunting enough, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Detaching Cables and Connectors
The next step will be to take a look at your phone’s motherboard and determine which cables and connectors need to be detached in order to gain access to the cables responsible for your camera. But be sure to keep track of where each cable is connected, as you may have to solder and de-solder certain wires to the motherboard/logic board. In the event of any mistakes during this step, you might be faced with the terrible decision of replacing your motherboard which is extraordinarily time consuming and at times, not worth the monetary value involved with the repair.
If you’re curious about our motherboard replacement services, feel free to visit our motherboard/logic board repair page.
Step 3: Removing the Motherboard
In most cases, you’re going to need to entirely remove your motherboard to gain access to where your cameras are connected. This is an extremely delicate process and should only be handled by professionals who have the right precision tools.
Those are just 3 out of the multiple steps you’ll need to take to repair and/or replace your device’s camera. Again, we strictly suggest you bring your device into one of our locations for assistance prior to attempting any camera repairs at home.
Why Choose The TechKnow Space for Front Camera and Back Camera Repair
Before you make the decision to leave your device with a professional repair company, it’s important to consider the benefits, such as:
Expertise Dealing with Delicate Components: The most common and simplest way to explain why you should leave phone camera repairs, laptop camera repairs, and tablet camera repairs to the professionals is because every part of your phone should be handled with care.
More than an Online Tutorial: There isn’t a single resource on the internet that can teach you exactly how to work with specific camera wires, find which wires are connected where, and teach how to solder and de-solder components as you make your way to the camera function.
Quick, Easy, and Affordable: The easiest, fastest, and least expensive option is to bring your device into The TechKnow Space. Not only do we have a team of technicians, but we have a team of highly experienced technicians with 12+ years of experience repairing devices from multiple brands.
Convenient Repair Hours: The best part? We’re available 7 days a week, with extended hours, making it easy to drop your device off at any time that is convenient for you.
Many people refer to the cameras on their phone as rear cameras, front cameras, selfie cameras, and built-in webcams. For many, these unique components turn out to be more of a necessity than a luxury!
Typical turnaround time for smartphone camera repair is:
With an approximate repair price range of:
$49 to $149
We Repair Phone Front Cameras and Back Cameras for the Following Brands:
How to Test a Phone Front Camera and Back Camera
At The TechKnow Space, we encourage our customers to try to troubleshoot their devices prior to bringing them in for phone front camera and back camera repair. Not only does this help you understand what the true cause of the phone camera failure is, but you can also learn something you never knew before! Below are the important steps to follow when it comes to testing your phone's front and back cameras.
Step 1: Find and Boot the Camera App
Based on the model you have, your camera app should be easily accessible from the home page on your device. For example, iPhones have the “Camera” app on the front page or you can slide a menu up from the bottom of the screen to access the camera.
Step 2: Analyze Picture Quality
Take a look at the quality of the image that is being displayed back to you. Does it seem blurry? Is it entirely blacked out? Does the picture seem brighter than it should?
Step 3: Clean the Camera
You would be surprised to see the sheer amount of oil that can build up on your phone camera lens just by using your smartphone. By using a soft cloth, gently wipe the camera and test to see if the picture quality has improved.
Step 4: Take Test Pictures in Different Lighting
If you’re still troubleshooting the issues with your camera before bringing your device in for phone camera repair, take test pictures in different lighting. This will give you the opportunity to see if it’s really an issue with your camera or just an issue with the scenery.
“What Does My Phone Rear Camera and Front Camera Actually Do?”
Although you might think your front camera and back camera are essentially the same thing, they can serve very different purposes. For example, your front camera is best for selfies whereas your back camera is better for snapping images in front of you. You might also notice the specifications of your front and back cameras will differ, as one may have a higher level of quality than the other. Depending on your personal preference and how you use your smartphone cameras, you may be more likely to use one versus the other.
As an example, take these iPhone 7 front camera and back camera repairs into consideration:
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Smartphones have essentially replaced your typical point-and-shoot cameras, simply because they offer superior quality and are available right at your fingertips. Truly, we’re already on our phones 90% of the time anyway! Even though these cameras are unique in the sense that they’re readily available and small in size, they’re also prone to experiencing damage.
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Our Phone Front Camera and Rear Camera Repair Services
To put it simply - our front camera and rear camera repair services give you the ability to take beautiful pictures once again. Considering one of the main reasons as to why people opt for newer versions of their phone is for upgrades to the camera hardware, there’s nothing worse than being stuck with a broken phone camera.
If you’re starting to notice you’re more inconvenienced by having a broken front camera or rear camera on your phone, we’d say it’s time to bring your device into The TechKnow Space for camera repairs!
The Importance of Phone Front Camera and Rear Camera Repairs
Opting to have phone front camera repairs and rear camera repairs is an essential decision, especially if you’re the type of person that enjoys snapping pictures and uploading them to social media or sending them to family and friends. Regardless of if you use your camera for more professional or personal purposes, a faulty one can be incredibly difficult to live with.
How We Can Help
Remember, there’s no such thing as a secret online tutorial that is going to fix all of your problems when it comes to phone camera repairs. In fact, we wouldn’t trust anything that you find online. At The TechKnow
We make it easy to get the repairs you need by offering extended hours 7 days a week. Also, you can walk into either of our Toronto or Mississauga locations without an appointment.
Why deal with a broken laptop camera when you have the ability to get it repaired for a fraction of what it would cost to buy an external webcam? Here at The TechKnow Space, we specialize in laptop camera repairs (among many other things, of course!).
Typical turnaround time for a laptop camera repair is:
Same to Next Day
With an approximate repair price range of:
$109 to $179 (MacBooks) $69 to $139 (All other models)
We Repair Laptop Cameras for the Following Brands:
Nearly every laptop or MacBook has a camera and they’re used for a variety of purposes, whether for VoIP conference calls or chatting with family while you’re abroad. In today’s media-driven society, people even use them to film YouTube videos to post on the internet. With a broken laptop camera or MacBook camera, you’re going to be in a tough spot - especially if you’re a frequent “video conferencer”.
Laptop cameras and MacBook cameras are built similarly to any other type of internal camera that you find within your devices and they offer the same functions such as snapping photos and recording video. In most cases, you’ll find that laptop cameras may not have the same impressive video quality but they are equally as difficult to repair without the right hands-on skill.
How to Test a Laptop Camera
Testing a laptop / MacBook camera should be just as simple as testing your phone camera, especially because you can access the properties directly from your computer’s “Devices” settings.
Step 1: Visit Camera Settings Page
The first step is to find where your camera is listed in your computer’s “Device Settings” and this will differ depending on your OS (Operating System). For example, for MacBook’s built-in iSight settings can be found under “Finder” > “Utilities” > “Built-in iSight” and for Windows 8.1 you would need to open “Camera” > “Settings” > “Options”.
Once you’ve accessed the right settings page, ensure that your laptop camera is turned on and functioning properly. If not, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Software Updates
Often times developers will release an update for your computer’s software that improves the performance of your laptop camera, among other things. Ensure that your laptop has been updated to the latest version.
Step 3: Take Test Photos
If your laptop / MacBook camera seems to be functioning but you’re experiencing difficulties with getting a clear and crisp image you should take test photos to see if the same flaws transfer from the preview window to the processed image. If so, be sure to bring your device into one of our locations in Mississauga or Toronto for laptop camera repair today!
“Can I Do an At-Home Laptop Camera Repair?”
As much as we would love for you to learn more about how the inner components of your laptop work, we would have to say no. Laptop camera repairs are a delicate process that may not only require you to separate the outside casing with a prying tool but to also remove a variety of cables from the motherboard.
To give you a better idea of what’s involved with an at-home laptop / MacBook camera repair, consider these brief instructions:
Step 1: Removing the Outer Casing
This step is quite possibly the easiest part of the process as all you will have to do is remove the outer casing from your laptop. You’re going to need screwdrivers that are adaptable to the type of screws installed on your device, which most likely means a trip to the hardware store. Aside from that, ensure you keep track of all of the small screws.
Step 2: Removing the Motherboard and Keyboard
Depending on how your laptop / MacBook was manufactured, you’re now going to have to remove the motherboard and keyboard. During this step, you’ll be responsible for detaching delicate wires and cables from various components of your laptop to the motherboard. Not to mention you’re also going to need to remember where everything goes once it’s time to reassemble the device.
Step 3: Replacing the Camera
Now that you’ve disassembled everything, it’s now time to replace the camera in the unit. First, you will have to order a part online from a reputable source, hope that it shows up at your door within a reasonable time frame, and then hope that it’s even the right part. All of this stress will occur before you even begin to install the new camera. Doesn’t seem like it’s worth the trouble, right? That’s why it’s always better to take your device into The TechKnow Space for laptop camera repair instead of trying to do it at home!
Our Laptop Camera Repair Services
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When it comes to finding the right team of professionals to handle your laptop camera repair, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Not only do we help to make the process simpler but we also offer competitive prices and competitive turnaround times.
If you’ve begun to notice that your laptop camera or MacBook camera isn’t working or showing poor video quality, it means it’s time to bring your device into The TechKnow Space for a camera repair in either our Mississauga or Toronto locations. With extended hours, we’re always readily available to assist you and have your internal camera back up and running in no time!
The Importance of Laptop Camera Repairs
Imagine being in a situation where you’re getting prepared for an online interview and you find your laptop / MacBook camera isn’t working. It’s going to be a little bit more than your standard “Uh oh” situation! You’re going to need repairs A S A P! There are many situations when choosing our laptop camera repairs are the best decision ranging from having regular access to video conferencing to filming videos to post on social media.
How We Can Help
Choosing to bring your laptop or MacBook into The TechKnow Space for laptop camera repairs is probably the easiest decision you will make all week! We help to make the process as painless and stress-free as possible. Once you drop your device off at one of our locations in either Mississauga or Toronto the device will be out of your frustrated hands and into our healing ones.
Available 7 days a week with extended hours, come on into The TechKnow Space (without an appointment!) to let us help you with your laptop camera repair needs.
Similar to phone rear cameras and front cameras, your tablet cameras are two of the most important components on your device. If you want to take a picture at the family picnic or if you want to capture a moment happening right before your eyes, you're going to need a functioning camera. At The TechKnow Space our team of expert technicians will reach into our bag of hands-on skill and experience and pull out a magic trick just for you. A fully functioning tablet camera in approximately less than 4 hours!
Typical turnaround time for a tablet front camera or rear camera is:
2 to 4 Hours
With a repair price range of:
$89 to $199
We Repair Tablet Front Cameras and Rear Cameras for the Following Brands:
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Our Tablet Front Camera Repair and Rear Camera Repair Services
The majority of tablets including the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Asus tablets, BlackBerry Playbook, and Microsoft Surface have cameras similar to your phone camera. Since these devices are portable, it’s quite likely you’ll find yourself in need of a front camera or back camera repair at some point. This is especially true if you’re the type of person to snap photos and record videos with your tablet more than your phone.
There’s nothing worse than not having access to a functional tablet camera, especially when you’re trying to capture the perfect moment on the fly. Even if all of the components inside of the tiny camera are functional, a crack in the lens or dust caught behind the lens can impede your photo taking capabilities.
For all repairs related to tablet cameras, be sure to bring your device into The TechKnow Space so our technicians can assist you with your tablet camera repairs ASAP! With locations in both Mississauga and Toronto (with extended hours!) you’ll be back to your normal picture-taking self in less time than you thought.
How to Test a Tablet Front Camera and Rear Camera
The process for testing your tablet’s front camera and rear camera is identical to how you would test your phone cameras, in most cases, such as with Apple products. All you will need to do is open the camera app, analyze the quality of taken photos, clean your camera with a soft cloth (if necessary), and test the lens in different lighting conditions.
For step-by-step instructions, please refer to the “How to Test a Phone Front Camera and Back Camera” section.
The Importance of Tablet Front Camera and Rear Camera Repairs
When you’re faced with the decision of choosing a tablet front camera repair and rear camera repair or not, it’s important to consider how often you really use your tablet’s camera. Even if you’re not a frequent user, you’re going to want to have access to all of the features you originally paid for. There are plenty of common reasons as to why people seek our assistance when it comes to repairing the cameras on the tablets including having access to better video conferences to entertaining their children at home.
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How We Can Help
Aside from giving you a fully functional tablet back, The TechKnow Space takes the stress and worry out of noticing your tablet camera needs repairs. No matter if you’ve begun to notice the camera is failing or if it has completely shorted on the motherboard, we’re here to help.
Drop into one of our locations in either Mississauga or Toronto today! There’s no need for an appointment and we’re open with extended hours! See, told you we’d make it easy!