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Hardware Failure: restart camera

Hi Guys, when I slide the cover off the main camara, after a short delay I get the above message. I've tried restoring the original phone settings but it hasn't made any difference. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Many thanks

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  • Alistair1978 Apr 08, 2008

    Thanks for the tip, unfortunately I can't get it to work

  • daamgood May 23, 2008

    hi...i have N73 nokia mobile..the problem is when i open my camera the message comes in the screen hardwere failure : Restart Camera...please help....

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    thanks for your tips.

  • Alistair1978 Jun 01, 2008

    Thanks for that!!! my camera's working again, your a legend!

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    Hi Guys, when I slide the cover off the main camara, after a short delay I get the above message. I've tried restoring the original phone settings but it hasn't made any difference.

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  • rentas123 Jun 22, 2008

    hardware failure:restart camera

  • ffnahid Jul 06, 2008

    thank you very much for your kind help i don't know what happened but i was using the camera suddenly this message show that"hardware failure:restart camera" the help in it says that i have to capture the camera but the capture button does not work either please help me



  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    I also had same problem, do as following:

    1. Take out memory card by card removal procedure

    2. now switch on camera in without the card in slot

    3. Switch the camera to still mode

    4. Now put the card back in slot.

    This way at least your still camera will work, don't change it to video mode. I think video mode has some problem and to get it corrected properly you may have to visit customer care

  • maandrea_056 Nov 06, 2008

    i had the same problem and i just did what most of them did by removing the memory card and putting it back in. so, does that mean that the problem is in my memory card and is it really necessary for me to reformat it? :'((

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem on my phone

    i will go to the company




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Hi there!

I had this same problem, just format your memory card, and the problem will be solved, but remember it will erase all your datas in your memory card, so you better have a back-up somewhere. I hope it will work for you.

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There is problem inside ur phone. better solution u should take it technician, if ur phone is under warrenty then take it to nearest nokia care. ur phone need to be repaired.

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Stick the phone up ur ***....

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Posted on Jul 28, 2010

I have encountered this problem and I went to the Nokia Care near me... They have reflashed the firmware and the girl who fixed it showed me the camera works. Then I was off, but after a few steps I tried the camera and the "hardware failure: restart camera" message popped up again. What she did is to remove the memory card and tried the camera and what do you know? the camera worked! So I reformatted my memory card and everything is well in the world again.

Posted on May 30, 2008

Its the camera slide, not the phone. I have one with the same problem. Simply stick a bit of blue tack on the battery by the contacts for the camera, place the cover back on, and the problem goes away. Its dodgy contacts, thats all.

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