"camera not available" error msgSupport


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  1. Dbnguy

    Dbnguy Well-Known Member

    Does anyone else get this error message from time to time? Its very annoying and happens at the worst time (ie when a really super photo shot happens).

    I either have to reboot my phone before it will comes right or alternatively I have to keep trying to reload the camera and sometimes on about the 4th or 5th attempt it comes right.

    Can this be rectified? Is it a setting i have wrong?

    :) This is such an amazing phone, but man oh man, does it have some bugs that need to be worked out :)

    Thanks, Lee

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  2. wooks63

    wooks63 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I used to get it all the time. But since I've upgraded my firmware, I've not had it happen once (that's probably the kiss of death now I've said it!!!!).

    Have you loaded the latest update?
  3. Bexy

    Bexy Well-Known Member

    I havent had that error message appear but, I have had problems with the camera before but, that was my fault. I used Startup Auditor and had it set to disable upon launch...then I updated the app and it let me select whether to always disable it when it launches...not realizing (stupidly) that it would also kill it if i manually opened it :eek:.
    If it isn't a task killer or anything like that, I'd suggest updating as well.
  4. Dbnguy

    Dbnguy Well-Known Member

    Well according to my phone, it does have the latest updates on it. Sigh, who knows. Did have startup auditor and juce defender and those 2 whacked my battery power even worse :). Have uninstalled those already, and admitedly the problem is popping up less.

    Guess we will just have to wait and hope the SE update fixes all known sheet :)
  5. wooks63

    wooks63 Well-Known Member

    Don't just take the phone's word for it that it has the latest update. Connect your phone to your PC and run the Sony Ericsson Update Service. My phone kept saying it was up to date, but when I used the update service, it gave the latest firmware.

    Your Build Number should be R2BA023 or R2BA024. If not then you've definitely not got the latest version.

    Alternatively it could be that your provider hasn't released the update yet. Who are you with?
  6. Dunc-x10

    Dunc-x10 Well-Known Member

    Am with O2 and my build says its R1FA016,I take it this is the old software having said that I don't seem to be having any problems with the phone ( must just be lucky )

    Not sure when O2 are sending out the update.
  7. Dbnguy

    Dbnguy Well-Known Member

    Ok this is going to sound like a dumb question, but how the hell do I check firmware version :) Tried googling but all it tells me is how to update :)

    Have tried with pc companion but cant find it, here it also tells me thought that my software is up to date...
  8. wooks63

    wooks63 Well-Known Member

    Goto Settings / About Phone - scroll down to the bottom and all the various version numbers are there.
  9. Dbnguy

    Dbnguy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Wooks :) Well according to my phone, I am up to date. However, I just used SEUS and I had a 144 mg update. So I downloaded and installed that and build number is 2BA023. So guess I wasnt updated after all. Guess I should stick with the SEUS updating system :)

    Tried rooting my phone tonight, but just never got it right. Will try out the update first before I try rooting again :)

    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your help...
  10. Shonan

    Shonan Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    i hav bin browsing around the forum and it looks like a very handy site with some very good advise,

    i too am new to the android and like the xperia x10 i had one giving to me from a family member, couple of issues i have found is, the batt is really bad, camera seems to reboot the hadset when trying to use it sometimes,

    i have the R1FA016 build and tried to update using both forms off update but still tells me im up to date, i completely wiped it and started from scratch re-installing the software from the SE site and it still put the R1FA016 back on,

    the handset was on o2 but unlocked but im using it with a 3 sim, Can anyone please help me with this as id like to sort out some of the little issues,

    many thanks guys,

    Aaron,
  11. lymboy

    lymboy New Member

    Hi all, I have the same problem. I just bought the x10 and every time I try to use the camera either by going to the applications menu and click on ''camera'' or using the camera's button. Please help
  12. wooks63

    wooks63 Well-Known Member

    What version of the Firmware do you have on the phone? Goto Settings / About Phone and it will tell you.

    As I mentioned in this thread. I used to get this all the time, but once I updated my Firmware it stopped, and I've never had it again since.
  13. jbndas

    jbndas New Member

    camera error can be rectified by two steps,

    1. Connect ur phone to pc with pc companion or unmount the sd card from it. Then open the camera app.it shows a message "no sd card" or something like that.If the camera application can run in the absence of sd card do the next step.

    2.Cconnect ur sd card to pc by either card reader or the device.open the drive then reset the computer setting to "show hidden files and folders" and delete thumbnails,cache in camera folders(DICM) or back up the personal data and format it.(check back up contains thumbnails,cache.....).ur camera will work finely.............................



    for any doubts email me jbndas@gmail.com
  14. majidasgari

    majidasgari New Member

    I have found another answer!

    just goto Settings > Apps > All
    and disable Xperia camera add-ons

    My camera is OK after that!
  15. shawfield

    shawfield Member

    I get this problem with my Z3 compact. Its because I have accidentally hit the 'flashlight' option in the pull down menu & therefore the camera doesnt work when the flashlight is on. Turn off flashlight. Camera works again :)

    Best option is to not use the flashlight option in the pull down & add the app to a homescreen instead.

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