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knguyen
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-05-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

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Hello all,

 

I have a  black berry bold 9000 and the Camera flash light is alway on.

 

I have try the following but did not work :smileysad::smileysad:

 

1

Remove batery for hours / reinstall batery -> does not work 

 

2

Went into Video  Camera Option and turn Video Light Off  -> does not work

when I have it off, the light is dimmer

when i have it ON, the light is very bright

 

3.  Went to to Camera option turen of Default  Flash setting to OFF -> does not work 

 

4

Re install the following OS  -> does not work

4.6.0.162
4.6.0.92
4.6.0.282
If please show me step by step how to fix this if you ever come arosss this problem.
I am currently have this now 4.6.0.282 and dont have any 3rd party s/w on it. 
Thank you all so much!!
KN
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jmrmb80
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS 6.0.0.246

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

Hmmm, The only time I've heard of this, removing the battery for 1 minute fixed the problem. Have you just tried wiping the device? If not go into Options | Security Options | General Settings. In this screen just hit the menu button and choose Wipe Handheld. After the device finishes wiping try the camera to see if the problem is still there.
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knguyen
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-05-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

Hello JM, I have tried that and  does not work :smileysad:.

 

 

Regards,

 

KN

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jmrmb80
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS 6.0.0.246

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

I'm not sure what else to try then. You've tried everything software related I can think of to try. Have to taken it to your carrier to have them look at it? It sounds like it's a hardware problem.
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knguyen
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-05-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

Hello JM,

 

I found the problem. I reinstall OS 4.6.0.92 and it is working fine now.

I did install 4.6.0.92 and it is auto update to  4.6.0.282, but I did not know.

I disabled the "auto update" and let it run on 4.6.0.92

**I may have older h/w version on my BB

Just for fun, i have installed .92   and .282 many  times and problem does not go away

  

There is a bug in the following s/w 
4.6.0.162
4.6.0.282
 
Regards,
K
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geraldb
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-16-2010
My Device: Curve 8900

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

hey, knguyen.

I have a 8900 and get the same problem.

The camera flash light is always on.

 

Try everything to fix it up, but noting works.

 

Some advice for my case???

Sorry for my english, I am in costa rica...

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knguyen
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-05-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

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hi Geraldb,

 

Please read my pre posts.   If you have tried everthing there .. then you are out of luck.

 

it is seem like some bb have diffent h/w rev and could not take the new firmware.

 

Please tell me WHAT cause the light to goes on at first and let me know what firmware you have and i maybe able to help you more

 

 

kn

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horestra
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-28-2010
My Device: Blackberry 8900

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

I have the same problem with my new Blackberry 8900.

Camera flash light is always on, but with less intensity as when you use flash for taking pictures. Even when the phone is off, the light is still on.

I've tried everything from options,  Wipe to OS downgrade, and the light is still on.

I'm thinking about returning this S*** and never buying a RIM thing.

 

Any advice?

 

BTW: I also tried taking the battery out for many hours, and nothing happened.

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kubo81
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-12-2010
My Device: Curve 8900

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

I found a very crude solution to completely disable the flash, but it does involve disassembling your handset.  Please note that these steps are likely to viod a warranty and I completed these steps on a 8900 handset out of warranty with no other options available.

 

(Recommend viewing a disassembly tutorial on youtube for these steps)

1. Turn off you handset

2. Remove battery, SIM, memory card etc

3. Take off the bottom cover (clips off)

4. Remove six screws using a T6 screwdriver

 

The rear body plate will now lift off the main unit.  Flip this over and at the top are copper connectors which power the flash and the ear speaker.  There are six copper connectors in two triangular groups - the top three power the ear speaker and the bottom three power the flash.  I used tape to cover the bottom three connects to stop power reaching the flash.  You could use almost anything as long as it is not a conductor.

 

Assemble the handset back together and you are good to go.  Yes this is a bit Macgyver, bit it works.

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primaranu
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-20-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: Camera Flash light always on_ Black Berry Bold 9000

facing the same problem with my Bold 9700.

 

Can you help to switch off the flash ligth?

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