I had this problem and I've tried everything posted and nothing worked so I just started messing around with my phone and may have figured it out. Here's what I did.
NOTE: I AM NOT RESPOSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS AND YOU ARE SOLEY DOING THIS ON YOUR OWN AT YOUR OWN RESPOSIBLITY. Good Luck
1. Click the Menu Button
2. Scroll to Options Icon (the wrench) and click it
3. Click Advanced Options
4. Click Applications and wait for the Apps to load.
5. Scroll down and delete the apps that you dont need (see what I deleted)
6. I first deleted ICQ Messanger by scrolling over it and selecting the menu button then clicked delete, then clicked Yes and let it reboot
7. After it rebooted I clicked the Camera button on the side and it worked after I rebooted
8. Then I went back in and deleted Yahoo Messanger and let it reboot again. (This is up to you)
9. Last I deleted Windows Live Messenger and let reboot once again. (This is up to you)
I deleted these because I didnt use them anways. These were the only 3 apps that I deleted since I never used them. If you want, you could even delete Brick Breaker if you dont play it but I wouldnt delete any other Apps other than these.
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Re: Blackberry 8130 Curve Camera Troubleshooting
The memory in the blackberry handheld device might be full or recently if you have installed any 3rd party applications or other application, then delete the application and then remove the battery when the phone is still switched ON and then reinsert the battery and then switch on the blackberry phone and then try to open the camera application.
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Any other program using the camera? (such as custom filters.. etc) if you have anything that is using the camera application then it won't actually close until you close the hosting program; easiest way is to take out the battery WHILE THE PHONE IS ON (important part, that's why I yelled it :) ) and leaving it out for about 10-20 seconds, reinsert and try again
This Tip can help if you are receiving the following message on your Blackbery Curve.
"Could not start the camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again."
A lot of people are complaining of this happening on the Blackberry curve for no apparent reason. Firmware updates do not resolve the behavior and it can become a very difficult problem to resolve. There are four main things that have been known to resolve this problem as listed below;
1) Close the applications as requested. To do this;
Hold down the Blackberry button (marked by dots on the phone)
A menu will pop up showing all the apps that you currently have open.
Enter each one of these apps and make sure you manually close it down via the close selection on the menu.
Try the camera
2) This very simple solution has been known to work in a lot of cases.
Put your finger over the flash (if fitted on your version) and cover it when you try to start the camera, the camera has been known to start without any problem if you do this.
3) The camera is very susceptible to knocks which can easily jam the lens. This can often be resolved by following these simple steps.
Remove the back cover.
Gently but firmly press down around the lens until you hear a soft click.
Replace cover and battery and power up to see if issue resolved.
4)Finally this one may seem strange but is reported to work in some instances
Go to OPTIONS -ADVANCED OPTIONS - HOST ROUTING TABLE.
Click to enter then use menu key to Register now.
You will get an email for verification.
Pull the battery while the device is ON and then replace it.
Let the device reboot 1-3 min
Retry the camera.
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you have likely dropped your phone and this has caused the lens to move.....open the back of your phone; remove the battery and gently press on the camera lens. Replace the battery and start your phone up again....see if this helps.
Kindly install the Blackberry device software using Desktop Manager application and then try.
To Install Blackberry Device Software
1.Connect the BlackBerry smartphone to the computer and open
BlackBerry Desktop Manager application
2. Double-click Application Loader.
3. Click Next to start the installation process.
4. Type your BlackBerry smartphone password, if prompted, and click
5. Select the check boxes next to the names of the applications you want
to load, and then click Next
6. Click Advanced, and then select the check boxes beside Erase all
application data and Erase all currently installed applications
7. Click Next.
8. Click Next > Finish.
9. When the process is completed, the message, The loading operation
was successful will appear. Click Close to return to BlackBerry
Please contact your Service Providor of SIM card for further assistance on the same.