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wirelessdoughboy
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-21-2011
My Device: Playbook

Camera Error.

Hello Everyone,

 

I recently had my camera stop working. When I run the camera, it simply comes up blank like the lens is covered. When I try to use the camera features, I get the following message: "Camera Error. The camera is in use. Close any instancs of the camera and try again."

 

I have seen a few others with this problem and so I did the Security Wipe that one blogger suggested. Did that and I still have the problem.

 

Why is it that the Playbook always seems to have glitches?

 

Frustrated.

wdb. 

New Contributor
HoKi
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-22-2011
My Device: torch 9800

Re: Camera Error.

try reset your PB

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wirelessdoughboy
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-21-2011
My Device: Playbook

Re: Camera Error.

Thanks. Tried it. No luck. wdb

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aandras
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook

Re: Camera Error.

backup your photos and any data you don't want to lose and do a security wipe.
Be a Shepard and not an iSheep.
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risyad1985
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-07-2011
My Device: 9900

Re: Camera Error.

Hi there, I have the same issue as well. Have tried to software wipe it at least 3 times, updated to the latest OS, but still have no luck with the camera...
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turtle-dev
Posts: 91
Registered: ‎01-26-2011
My Device: Torch

Re: Camera Error.

Any solution to this?

I am having the same problem.  My front facing camera will not work even after a security wipe and reload of latest OS.

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papdoligosa
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎02-12-2010
My Device: Torch 9800

Re: Camera Error.

I also have an issue with PlayBook's camera. Its front-facing camera does not work anymore as if the lens is covered.

 

Current OS version: 1.0.7.3312

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aandras
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook

Re: Camera Error.

The is a warranty on the playbook. If a security wipe does not fix it then it is hardware related. My problem with the front facing camera is there is an ugly guy in it. But RIM can't help with that.
Be a Shepard and not an iSheep.
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hllywdfop357
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-15-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 & Playbook

Re: Camera Error.

I'm having the same problem with no luck even after wiping it several times.  Did you get your problem resolved?  If so, what do I need to do to fix my camera issue?

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Drewzilla
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎11-24-2011
My Device: Playbook 32GB

Re: Camera Error.

I was talking with the very helpful and friendly TS and they determined my front facing camera was defective. Took my chance to find another 32GB in stock and found one to exchange. The one I have now has the soft button issue. Volume up is barely responsi