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Camera is infared

My bb pearls camera is not working right. Everytime i go into take a picture the display is in an infared light almost. like a negative but in red and white not black and white... what should i do?

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  • bora745ia Mar 03, 2009

    I have the same problem .
    In the beginning it was great and i used my BB camera a lot.
    Last three months my desktop manager start to shot down my lap top . And i download the new version 4.5.0. from my cell phone provider .
    The program load the new software to my BB .
    And after that my BB camera never shows well.
    Inside home all pictures are like phote negative in light brown backround. Outside view is completely white or a lot wihte and a couple of shadows . Cloudy weather backround is light blue .
    And the flash is not working . In options section i tried all the functions but everytime same bad quality. Flash is only working if i open it forever .

    Please help friends.

  • ciessebi Apr 02, 2009

    same problem. picture taken as negative



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This is the initial sign of the camera coming loose from the socket on the main board.

If it still in warranty then send it out for repair.

If it's out of the warranty then you can put a foam or plastic spacer to under the battery cover.

Just like the battery foam pad under the battery.

Place few tab of supporting material under the battery cover. Make sure they does not cover the lense or the flash.

Next time the camera give you the error message again or ghost like image.

Take the battery out and press the camera and flash area firmly until you hear a soft plastic snap sound.

Once the camera contacts snap back in place then your are back in business.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009


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