"Camera Failed" / Force Close Issue?Support


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  1. iskortch

    iskortch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Has anyone else had an issue with the camera force closing?

    When I launch the camera, an immediate message appears "Camera Failed."

    Other times, it opens, the screen is black and finally I will get the message: "Sorry! The application Camera (process.com.sec.android.app.camera) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again."

    If I remove the battery and reboot the phone, the camera will work for a short time. It will revert back to the errors eventually.

    I also noticed my battery life tanking unusually faster than normal since this began.
     

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  2. Midiman

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    Is your phone stock?
     
  3. iskortch

    iskortch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Have you installed any camera related apps from the marketplace?
     
  5. iskortch

    iskortch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have not.

    I *think* I may have found the problem... I removed the SD card. I think there may have been a corrupt file on the card which effected the camera.

    Since removing the SD card, the camera has worked fine. Its only been 10 hours, but I will keep an update.

    From searching forums, looks like the Galaxy S and S2 have sporadic camera issues... ranging from a number of reasons. Some claim its a hardware issue, some claim its an app conflict, some claim a factory reset fixes... finally I found a forum which discussed the SD card and that worked for me.
     
  6. Midiman

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    I recently moved the storage of the camera files from the internal to the external card and noticed no difference. I wouldn't say that all the snobs bragging about their class 10 cards (I use very fast CF cards in my Canon 7D and class 10 cards, overkill, in the Tascam 4-track audio recorder I use for video production) are on point, but a class 2 is probably insufficient. I would at least use a class 6 card in the phone.
     
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    iskortch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So it happened again. No SD card in the phone. The camera worked fine for about 2 days then it reverted back. I ended up exchanging the phone. Before I did, I did a Factory Reset which did not fix the issue. Upon first boot, the camera failed immediately.
     
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    I had the exact same thing happen. I realized it was a flashlight Ap that I had downloaded. I took that off and the camera has worked fine. (The flashlight program uses the camera flash)
     
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    I had a flashlight app that I uninstalled after i read this comment.
    How long as it been since you uninstalled the flashlight app and your camera has been functioning properly??
     
  10. Dene74

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    Hi Guys

    I had this from the day I bought the phone.. I found out today that is a common error and I found out that - in my case - it was caused by the fact that Adobe Flash was not updated - once I went to the market and clicked on my "to be updated" apps - then it worked fine
     
  11. Hailodon

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    Ok, same symptoms why has been mentioned but now my camera app has disappeared.

    Tried hard reset, everything..... It seems that an application that I uninstalled has actually removed the camera application.... if that is possible??

    Any ideas?
     
  12. ddesbois

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    My Galaxy S2 Skyrocket front camera always showed “Camera Failed” since i got the phone. With the Jelly Bean update when I tried the front camera it says “Camera Failed.” I use to just close and re-open the camera app but now it seems to remember my setting to open my front camera – thus says camera failed. I went to applications --> all applications –> camera –> force stop –> clear all data. It then forgot it was on front camera mode and works again.
     
  13. shivudarur

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    Uninstall the other apps which needs camera, If u have installed any. And then restart the device. Restart is needed because some apps don't release the camera resource even after uninstalling them.
     

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