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Camera not working on Sony Ericsson s500i.

When I select the camera function, a warning message appears, stating that "another apllication is running. Close it and restart the camera." However, there are no applications running. I have followed advice to do a master reset, have updated the software via SEUS, but still no joy. Does anyone know what might be wrong and how this problem can be resolved? Please help!

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  • CincyDrummer Jun 06, 2008

    Same exact problem! When i try and start the camera, it says that there are other applications still running, and that i need to close them. but there are none running.  i have tried master reset, etc.  Any idea?

  • deestribe Jun 13, 2008

    I too have the same problem and have no idea how to fix it

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    Same problem, cant find a solution will be sending back to Supplier

  • kissmysoul Dec 05, 2008

    hey guys, i suddenly ran into a very similar problem, when i open my camera function it just opens to the grey screen and freezes, and thats when i open it by pushing the camera button on the dial of the phone. when i try to open my camera function through the menu, i get the application is still running thing...any ideas? o_o
    its strange how out of no where it stopped working, i don't remember the phone taking a bad fall or anything..PLEASE HELP!!

  • poppiluv94 Jan 09, 2009

    i have the same problem!!


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"there are other applications still running"

For this problem i worked around by turning on the camera with the phone slider close. When it says slide the cover, do it and it generally works.

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I have the same trouble
its an hardware trouble :(

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • hugocosta666 Dec 30, 2008

    dismount all your cell phone and clean with an air compressor or an brushstroke
    an try your camera
    try to substitute the slide Flex Cable


Open up the test menu by pressing right * left left * left * and from the service tests choose the camera,if the camera doesn't work here then it may have become dislodged.It can easyily be reattched to the board by opening up the casing

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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