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Samsung G600 - Problem with Camera

HELP !! When I switch to camera mode, I get a message PREVIEW ERROR. Any ideas ?


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  • Rik40145 Apr 15, 2008


    I have the same problem as Pat60. I wnt to the menu off my G600 and went into the Camera section. A graphic of a white camera came up then it changed to 'Preview Error'. I can't do anything inside the camera option, as this comes up!




  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    Same problem, cannot get into camera at all. Just preview error message.

  • daw-ud Oct 09, 2008

    g600 camera error

  • Bolz Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. Someone told me it's the flex cable in the phone that's broken. It's the cable witch co-next to the display and other parts. They told me it costs €50 to fix it and it's fixed in 1 hour. But i search for it myself and i found the cable for €13. i cannot do it myself :(....

    It think it's a lite bit expansive (€50)....but that my opinion....

    So when a new cable is plaist the problem is solved!!!!!

    Sorry for my grammar but i'm dutch

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    same here

  • Venusss x Mar 15, 2009

    Same problem solutions would be great!


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Found out today that Samsung mobiles come with a 24 month guarantee. Search on google for your nearest repair centre. Should be able to tell you whether your phone is in warranty by your EMEI number.

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Hey guys.....!
i did solve ur very problem of PREVIEW ERROR, free of cost coz i got the same one.

First of all take out the battery of g600 and put the set in very cool environment, like i did.

Put ur set in fridge for 10 to15 minutes(without battery) and do this at night afterwards just put ur phone in place where there is no chances of heating-up, then at morning just soft reset the phone
and ur camera will work (hope so!)....

sorry i dont remember the soft code, u ppl can easily find it.
and dont hesitate to put ur set in fridge. my opinion is that g600 is an ultra slim addition so it heats up quickly and then this problem happens.....

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

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Hi, sorry for late answer. I had the same problem and i fixed it by replacing the ribbon flex cable. They are very cheap on ebay (i got one for $2.35 with free P&P)...
Here it is a video that may help you.
Hope it'll works on you too...

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HELP I just got a brand new lg xenon phone from the at&t store and sometimes when i try to get onto the camera it says this "Error!" and wont work. but then a while later, it works again. i dont know what to do so someone PLEASE help me because its too late to get a new one because the 30 day contract is up ... SOS its very annoying not to have a camera at just the right moments! :(

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

Same here...!

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

I have the same problem,

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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I have the same problem, sometime camera works properly but most of the time I get message "preview error".
somebody helps us please



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