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08-05-2009 09:40 AM - edited 08-05-2009 10:10 AM
I have a black berry bold 9000 and the Camera flash light is alway on.
I have try the following but did not work
Remove batery for hours / reinstall batery -> does not work
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
Re install the following OS -> does not work
08-05-2009 12:16 PM
08-05-2009 01:50 PM
08-07-2009 03:25 PM
I found the problem. I reinstall OS 188.8.131.52 and it is working fine now.
I did install 184.108.40.206 and it is auto update to 220.127.116.112, but I did not know.
I disabled the "auto update" and let it run on 18.104.22.168
**I may have older h/w version on my BBJust for fun, i have installed .92 and .282 many times and problem does not go away
01-16-2010 12:14 AM
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...
01-16-2010 11:28 AM - edited 01-16-2010 11:29 AM
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
10-28-2010 09:55 PM
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.
BTW: I also tried taking the battery out for many hours, and nothing happened.
11-12-2010 08:25 AM
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.