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Camera feature shuts phone off.

Today my phone started shutting off when ever the camera button is pushed. It also shuts off when you activate the camera through the my Pix Feature. I tryed removing the battery and that told me to use and original battery. It did that a few times but did finally turn on to only shut down again when the camera button is activated. Any ideas on what could be causing this and if its possible to remedy? The last person to comment said Upgrade! Now that wasnt my question. my question was is there anything I can do about the problem with this phone?

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Re: Camera feature shuts phone off.

I just started having the same problem (immediate power-down when camera is acivated). Gotta tell you - none of the above is very helpful. And the prev comment "Upgrade" wasn't even spelled correctly. Does anyone have a REAL solution to this problem?

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

Re: Camera feature shuts phone off.

I have the same problem except with the mobile music feature. what i lke to do when this happens is swear a lot and curse the day i decided to buy a chocolate phone. if that doesn't work i throw various small breakable objects (lamps, coffee mugs, glass bottles, my phone) at people i don't like (telus employees) .

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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