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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eurosteve, May 26, 2011.

  1. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Android Enthusiast
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    Starting a few days ago - after I take a photo or video (or sometime after I view the gallery), I put the X down and the screen shuts off after the usual time out period but then I can't wake up the screen - it stays black.

    The only way out of this is a battery pull. I uninstalled a bunch of apps thinking I had a rogue app but it hasn't helped. It seems to occur only after taking a photo or video or sometimes after viewing the gallery.

    (I'm on stock Froyo, non-rooted).

    Has anyone heard of this or seen it? It's very annoying. Any help greatly appreciated.
     



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  2. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Android Enthusiast
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    I just rebooted again (battery pull). I went to the gallery and only a couple of photos loaded, then the screen went blank. Looks to me like either the microsd card is corrupted or just the gallery folder. I'm going to try first deleting the dcim folder and seeing it that fixes things. I guess the next step would be to reformat the card?
     
  3. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Android Enthusiast
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    For anyone following my monologue, deleting the DCIM folder didn't do it. So I'm going to re-format the card.

    Any other ideas?
     
  4. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    I remember this happening on .15 but not as much on .340

    to me, it seemed to be a problem with the camera app interacting with the CPU

    honestly, I quit having this problem after I started running the custom ROMs - not sure that totally helps, but just my .02
     
  5. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks for the input. I've had the phone for about 3 months and this is the first time I've had any problems like this.

    I ended up copying the sd card then formatting it. After I let the X set up the card I copied back files that looked like it had settings in them. So far the camera app and the gallery are working okay.

    I wonder if my sd card somehow got corrupted. This first happened just a few days ago after I took a video. I will report back if I still have the problem.
     
  6. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    there were also a bunch of posts back in the day about corrupted SD cards, so the things that you tried ended up being the only solutions
     

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