Question about Phones
Ok here is what i did. opened up the back. took out battery. pushed down(in) really camera lens/flash on back of phone and felt it move back into place. replace batter. turn on. next time i tried camera worked normal again.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
Specifically, push down on the section that reads '3.2 MEGA PIXALS'; if that doesn't work, take the 6 screws off thet back and push the flash module back in place. It's the little yellowish clear fresnel lens next to the camera lens. It will snap back into place. It's mis-aligned like a fat kid on a teeter totter.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
This is AWESOME advice! I took this to a Verizon dealer before and they did a complete software upgrade and it didnt fix it.
So I looked online and found this.
First I took off my battery and push my thumb on the lens and my other hand on the entire screen so I wont damage the screen. Then I tried on the the metal plate. I turned it on and it still had the problem. I then stopped the camera but left the phone on. Then I pressed the metal plate even harder with the screen face down on a flat table, and it I tried the camera again and it worked.
I think this common problem is from drops and vibrations, it loosens the litttle spring connections that keeps the electrical connections in contact.
Awesome again. Thanks
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
It's Feb.11th, 2010...I had this problem present itself to me yesterday out of the blue when I tried to use the camera to take a picture of the blizzard we had and it said "CAMERA START ERROR." This is the first time I have ever had this error message. I took the battery off, put it back in, but no success...after reading Solution #6 and pressing down on the 3.2 Megapixels part near the flash, it magically worked! Thank you!!
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
Wow i cant believe it, it actually fixed my camera too thanks everyone pushing down on the lense did work. i was so frustrated with it and now it works thanks again
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Solution #12 worked for me when nothing else did. I put the phone facedown on a table and pressed really hard on the 3.2 megapixels part. Thank you!!!!!!!
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
Wow, internet is so cool isn't it? I went to Verizon with this problem and the tech said I need a new phone. Yeah right.......and of course a new two year agreement .......NOT, I said in a pissed off tone as I walked out the store. Came hone and Googled my problem. Found this sight. Read the reviews. Tried it. SHASAM!!! No more camera start error. F*^*^ing Verizon. Ya think the idiots would just do the saem thing I did and Google the problem. Then they could look they they know something. Thanks to the person that found this solution.
Posted on Apr 18, 2010
I had the same problem, camera start error. Did a soft reset and all seemed fine. Called Verizon support to see if this would indeed fix it and was told to take it to a Verizon store to have it checked out just to make sure. Took it and it needed the camera software upgraded. Took about 45 minutes, so I left the phone and went shopping. Do this before your warranty expires.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
Thanks worked for me :)
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
Wow...It worked....just press down and replace battery
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
SERIOUSLY!!! ALL I HAVE TO SAY IT WOOT WOOT!!!!! I went to Verizon today because it I went to take a picture today and my phone said Camera Start Error.. I thought I was going to scream!! (Considering this is my 4 Dare phone, Dont ask) The guy told me there was nothing they could do.. I decided to Google Camera start Error and see if anything came up.. I tried what the solution said to do! AND IT WORK!!! You saved me from buying a new phone!!!!!!
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
OMG!!!!! it worked. i CANNOT believe it!!! thanks a million!!!! so shocked! i have had to replace the phone 2x for this problem.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
Oh **** it worked
thanks whoever made this *****!!!
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
WOW!!! My camera has been saying "Camera Start Error" for TWO MONTHS!!! I FINALLY got online to see if I could fix it, read this post and tried it once, IT'S WORKING!!! Thank you so much!! I just pushed hard on the flash and the back of the phone with the battery out and then I put the battery back in thinking that this was just not going to work for me, and it came on! Wonderful Advice! I really appreciate it!!
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
This didn't work for me..nothing's "clicking" back into place.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
I never heard of such a ridicules think as taking the battery out and pressing on the lens and flash. It took me two tries but it really worked. My family thinks I'm nuts but there must be a fault with the design that can cause movement within the mechanism. But I'll be damn. Thank you.
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
NO JOKE... I caught a huge catfish, grabbed my phone for a photo and then I get a "Camera Start Error"... I broke down in tears... I really wanted this pic BAD! Anyway, After a week of not having the camera option, I pushed in the lens and it worked... Thnx for the tip...
Posted on Jul 23, 2010
Take it back that is what I did
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
I tried it and it worked for me too. Thanks so much!
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
Thanks! Had the same problem and it worked for me=)
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
IT WORKED!!!!!! If only I had found this site earlier...I have had this problem with my phone for months and now it works. Thank you sooooo much for posting this solution. Pushing on the lens works!
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
I tried pushing the lens in a week ago and no workee, but I read some more reviews and they said push really hard and it worked on like the 2nd or 3rd time, so tried again and it worked, so so happy.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
I tried pushing really hard and it didn't work, but i saw that it might take a few times...I tried again and broke the glass on the lense. anybody know if verizon will fix that or is my camera done for good? :(
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Hahaha that worked!!!!!!!!! it tool like 5 trys.... but it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have to push really really hard! lol thankssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
I can't believe this worked!!! My camera has been broke for week and like many other Verizon was no help! I have 5 children and love snapping their shots with my phone!!! I am thrilled that I found this posting and Verizon claimed to me that I was the only one with the issue that they had heard of! YEA RIGHT!!! Verizon kind of sucks!
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
OK I JUST PULLED OUT THE BATTERY AND MY CAMERA WORKS AGAIN I THINK THAT MIGHT BE THE IMPORTANT PART
Posted on May 25, 2010
Pushing on the 3.2MP lens area wasn't working for me, must have tried 10 times. Finally placed the phone flat on the table and pushed *very* hard with a pen (not really caring if I damaged this two-year-old phone that I plan on replacing imminently anyway), and it actually worked. Was beginning to think this was an elaborate hoax ... sorry for thinking that. ;-) Thank you to the OP for posting this fix.
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
Thanks!!! i had gotten into an argument with my girl and kinda smacked the phone down a tad bit harder then i should have. next thing you know the camera isn't working!!!! i it took me probably about 8 try's but placing it on a table and pushing the mega pixels area hard worked!!!! Soooo happy its fixed!!!! Thanks again!!!
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
Whomever suggested this is awesome, my phones been saying this for over a week and i am i picture taking person. it crushed me thanks(:
Posted on Aug 09, 2010
IT WORKED!!!! My phone has been saying "camera start error" for about 6 months now. I was finally so tired of not being able to take pictures and went on here. Now my camera works!!! :)
Posted on Jul 22, 2010
AWSOME.. a very wonderful solution. I did it twice to actually get it fixed. You'll have to push it really hard (the place where it says 3.2 mega pixels) and you'll actually feel it going back in. Thanks again for the solution
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH I HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH MY PHONE FOR GOING ON 4 MONTHS AND I WAS SO ANGRY B.C I JUST GOT IT AND MY EX SLAMMED IT UP AGAINST THE WALL AND IT NEVER WORKED AGAIN.... OMG BEST SOLUTION IS AWSOME THANK YOU
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
Got the error, and didnt want to go to Verizon for an hour or more, of fiddling around with it, and not get it fixed....and told to get new one...well, looked here, and this worked!!!!! Thanks sooooo much!!!!!,......now WHAT IS THIS THAT I NEED TO GO AND GET UPGRADE SOFTWARE FOR THE CAMERA????
AGAIN, THANKS FOR THE FIX!....JUST NOW. DO I NEED THE SOFTWARE UPDATE???
Posted on Jun 12, 2010
Every time ii go to take a picture my cam. says camera start error and its really starting to **** me off! what do ii do to fix my camera!?!????
Posted on Jun 11, 2010
SOOOO happy this worked! did't think it would to be honest, but i figured id give it a shot... and viola! got the phone for free from someone who didn't want it anymore cuz of this error.... now i have an almost brand new phone. internet rocks!
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
Randmack123, dude you are amazing i just fixed my phone and since i had it my camera has never worked. Do like he said, take the back off and your battery get like a end of a pen or something on the flat spot, use that to push down on around your lens and flash, stupid *** verizon needs to learn how to make there phones better and stop ******** people. But i did it like 4 time and it really worked!!!
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
Wow... unbelievable! thanks so much! My wifes went out 2 weeks before mine... I'll fix hers tonight also. PEACE LOVE and beer drinking.
Posted on Aug 10, 2010
Worked for me too! Thanks.
Posted on May 21, 2010
Omg this really did work I didnt believe it until I tried it twice you have to press down really hard. but success=) thanks everyone!
Posted on Aug 02, 2011
This is the second phone I've had this problem with, and it's been sooo long for me without a camera that I was really skeptical. However, this solution miraculously works. You have to push on the 3.2 megapixel part and the flash, not the lens. I tried it first with the lens because i saw something about that, but it doesn't work. Push the top part with the battery out, replace the battery, turn it on and voila! It's been months and months since my camera worked, and now it does again. Thanks so muchh!
Posted on Jan 16, 2011
Wow didn't think it would work. There's a slight dent in the metal but the camera works now!!!!!
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
I am such a happy person. Why didn't I do this while I was on vacation. Missed so many moments:(. All fixed now. I had to really push hard!!
Posted on Aug 21, 2010
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