camera is unable to initializeSupport

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  1. kmwhiten

    kmwhiten Well-Known Member

    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.

  2. doogald

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    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.
  3. Thom

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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.

    ... Thom
  4. kmwhiten

    kmwhiten Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Thom

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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.

    ... Thom
  6. kmwhiten

    kmwhiten Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love VIP Member

    Good to hear that Verizon is replacing it!
  8. Thom

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    Excellent. (Well too bad about the problem ... at least it's getting replaced.)

    ... Thom

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