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Old June 4th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I haven't had any trouble until now with my boinic. I tooks pictures saturday and I just tried to take one and this is what i got. "camera is unable to initialize" anyone know how to fix? I really dont feel like whipping it and starting over but I can if i have to later.

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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So I haven't had any trouble until now with my boinic. I tooks pictures saturday and I just tried to take one and this is what i got. "camera is unable to initialize" anyone know how to fix? I really dont feel like whipping it and starting over but I can if i have to later.
The first thing that I would try is restarting the phone. You don't say whether you tried that already, but that is an obvious first step.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would try a "soft reset" ... hold down the Volume Up/Volume Down/Power buttons until a menu appears and then disappears. When it disappears release the buttons. The Bionic will be rebooting. This is identical to pulling the battery, replacing the battery, and doing a power on.

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Old June 5th, 2012, 05:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I already turned off and then on that didnt work. I havent tried the "soft reset but if you say its the same as pulling the battery then I have done that. I have also cleared the data on the camera app too.
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Well I already turned off and then on that didnt work. I havent tried the "soft reset but if you say its the same as pulling the battery then I have done that. I have also cleared the data on the camera app too.
I have not encountered this problem.

Googling a little it has appeared on different models. One conclusion was that it was a hardware problem and you should take it in for service. Another conclusion was to go to ...

Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All Camera and select Clear Data.

As I said ... I have not encountered the problem personally.

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I have not encountered this problem.

Googling a little it has appeared on different models. One conclusion was that it was a hardware problem and you should take it in for service. Another conclusion was to go to ...

Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All Camera and select Clear Data.

As I said ... I have not encountered the problem personally.

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Hey thanks, I already tried to clear the data but that didnt work. I think it is a hardware because my flashlight app wouldnt work and the barcode scanner also wouldnt work. I am getting a replacement from verizon.
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Good to hear that Verizon is replacing it!
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Hey thanks, I already tried to clear the data but that didnt work. I think it is a hardware because my flashlight app wouldnt work and the barcode scanner also wouldnt work. I am getting a replacement from verizon.
Excellent. (Well too bad about the problem ... at least it's getting replaced.)

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