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Is the camera app broken or a hardware issue?

asked 2014-04-16 16:58:34 +0300

Hawkboy gravatar image

A few weeks ago my camera started acting weird. At first the main camera stopped working (there was no image and I could not click on the shutter) but I could use all other settings. Switching to the front camera gave me an image, and I could make photos with the front camera. Changing camera settings random showed a "camera unresponsive" message.

Right now starting the app leads nowhere. I tap the icon but the app doesn't start.

I hardly make photos, but that fact that I can't make any photos annoys me a bit. Do others have these camera issues? Should I send in the phone to examine?

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For me the camera did once or twice that but reboot always helped.

juzupuh ( 2014-04-16 17:12:25 +0300 )edit

I was hoping the last update would solve the issue, but it didn't.

I tried rebooting but that doesn't help.

Hawkboy ( 2014-04-16 17:15:55 +0300 )edit

I had this problem yesterday, a reboot sorted it but I missed the shot I was after. Clearly a bug not fixed in current release. Answers below are work arounds rather than true answers

bockersjv ( 2014-04-17 11:15:21 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-04-16 18:40:22 +0300

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You could check if an android cam-app works with the main sensor...

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when it happens, android cam-app works - at least for me.

droll ( 2014-04-17 07:53:52 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-04-16 23:32:46 +0300

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After the third reboot tonight the camera worked again. So it seems that the issue is solved now. But it still is a bug that the camera can stop working for no apparent reason.

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