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Camera start error

I can't get my camera to come up...just get "camera start error"

Thanks, Becki

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  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    Everytime I start either my camera or video I get a camera start error. Any help would be great.

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    Tyler

  • wramirez72 Dec 26, 2008

    me too.....camera start error on my vx8700....what should I do?

  • jeandeniscla Dec 30, 2008

    I got the same phone, same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    with family over holidays and my camera won't work on lg phone

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    have the same Problem

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I shut the cover really hard too and it's working fine. I think it might have something to do with the sensor in the flip thinking that the cover is still closed or something.

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Hi everyone! Please for the love of God stop slamming your phones shut to fix this. The problem is that the metal contacts which tell the phone that it is open become dirty after years of use. It is a somewhat flawed design which allows dirt to fall inside the phone. To fix it, just remove the screws from the back behind the battery cover and *genty* pry the back from the rest of the phone. Now, if you look at where the screen connects, on one side you will see a wire going in and on the other side you will see a copper contact that touches the hinge on the screen. This is what you need to clean. Get some solvent (electronics cleaner from radio shack works well) and some canned air. First blow it out with air, then hit it with solvent, then blow it out with air again. Reassemble and problem solved!

Posted on May 06, 2009

  • lpcamara Oct 25, 2010

    I, would like thank my friend, Jose. Hernandez, dasw0t and Google for this awesome help. I was just about to give up on my phone that takes great pictures and throw in the towel. I' am so glad this solution was very helpful... Thanks again, you guys were awesome, now I can once again enjoy the full gadgets that my phone offers...

  • terri_mattes Sep 15, 2013

    pressing 7 did not work for me but taking the back off and blowing out the trash did!

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If you're not interested in taking your 8700 apart, try this solution.
After pressing the camera button (on the right hand side) immediately press the "7" key. I have done this now dozens of times, and so far it's been a surefire way of launching this phone's excellent camera.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

  • frankseviour Feb 17, 2011

    Worked a treat. Thnx

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I fixed it by pressing the camera button on the side and closing it quickly like you were going to take a self picture. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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I had the same "camera start error" happening on my phone. When i researched it, i discovered the SLAMMING the phone solution. AND IT WORKED.... at least for a couple days. Then, no matter how hard i slammed the phone, it wasn't working, which told me it was only a temporary solution. So... i came back on the search for fixes and found that SOLUTION 2 WAS absolutely correct. .. and it's SUPER EASY. Unscrew the nine little screws on the back, gently pry apart (but keep in mind the top left corner of the phone stays connects) and then just blow air ( i did from my mouth) on the TOP RIGHT CORNER copper side.) i then took a Q tip and just wiped it briefly. CLOSED UP the phone and NOW IT WORKS PERFECT!

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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Findleyman thank u,,,,it does work,,,i had camera start error too,,,,,i did push the button on right side for take a picture then immediately 7 button,,,now camera works fine

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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Tried closing the cover really hard and fast and it worked like a charm, Thank you!!!!!!!

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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Shut the the phone really hard that works form me. but my phone has so many more problems like the the lights going off and on. so im going to get a new one and i would sugest you do to because that are a bad phone. and im going to run myin over with a truck when i get a new one!!

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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I am having the same problem, but wanted to disagree with the comment about this being a bad phone. I got this phone 2 Christmas' ago and this is the first problem I've ever had with it. And I text a lot! I think instead of taking the screws out myself, I will take it to Verizon and let them do it. I am due a software upgrade anyway. Thanks to all for sharing the solution!

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Tried the solution listed in #4 and it worked for me. The timing was tricky the first few go rounds, but I've got it down. Will probably try the tiny screws as soon as I get a tiny screwdriver.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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