Support Cannot Connect to Camera

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by VeryEvilAsh, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. VeryEvilAsh

    VeryEvilAsh Well-Known Member
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    I was wondering if anybody else is having a problem with their camera. 3 times today and a few times yesterday I tried to take a picture with the camera and it just doesn't open. I then get a message that says "Cannot connect to camera". I try everything but no matter what I can't use the camera unless I reboot the phone. I can then usually use it a few times before I get the same message. Any help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. VeryEvilAsh

    VeryEvilAsh Well-Known Member
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    I've done a search and it seems the barcode scanner may be the culprit. I uninstalled it and I'll report back after a day or so.
     
  3. friguy3

    friguy3 Active Member
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    I had this happen (had this happen with my droid X before). Are you running a custom rom? My issue came running revolution HD when my phone started to run very slow and then I think the camera crashed. As I found from my droid X, when the camera "crashes" you cant connect to it again without completely restarting your phone. I went back to a more stock rom and now problems. And I did not have any bar code scanner installed fwiw.
     
  4. digiburd

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    having the same issue. 2 times so far i've gotten the "camera cannot connect" error. This time i uninstalled any app that accesses the camera.

    I'll let you know if it fixes. Hopefully this is something easily fixed with an update from samsung or google.
     
  5. VeryEvilAsh

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    Haven't had any problems since I uninstalled barcode scanner.
     
  6. swagner53

    swagner53 Well-Known Member
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    Has happened to me twice. No bar code scannner installed.
     
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  7. veccster

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    Happened to me yesterday, power cycle fixed it. I do have bar scan installed.
     
  8. Dubbin1

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    I have had barcode scanner installed since day one and never had a problem with my camera.
     
  9. digiburd

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    yeah so far so good.

    barcode sanner needs to update!!!

     
  10. alostpacket

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  11. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member
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    just started having trouble this morning. No barcode scanner.

    Happened right after a couple of updates. Not sure if they are related. It was tiny flashlight and twitter I think that updated.
     
  12. SeattleYanksFan

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    I had this happen once the other day as well. I don't have bar code scanner installed, but I do have Fx Camera (although I've yet to even open it).

    Hasn't happened since I rebooted.
     
  13. enganear

    enganear Active Member
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    This happened twice to me today, very annoying. No bar code reader, but I do have Retro Camera and My Measures. Both times I fixed it temporarilyu with a reboot. Hope this is fixed soon!
     
  14. swagner53

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    Happened to me a bunch. No barcode stuff installed. I did have a flashlight app. Between that and lousy signal I returned the phone for another. No issues on this one.
     
  15. darkuni

    darkuni Well-Known Member
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    I've had similar issues with barcode APPS - like Amazon.
     
  16. alexcool25565

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    Hello, i failed to root my phone i followed the instructions and now when i went to use my camera it said cannot connect to camera. I've rebooted my phone, turned it of then on, and i also went in FTM mode then restarted. I really would appreciate it if i could get a answer. thanks.
     
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