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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by inkdesigner, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. inkdesigner

    inkdesigner Member
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    I'm looking for some help here. I have a 3G Xoom, running the stock OS. Starting this past Sunday, the LED flash in the rear of the tablet has turned on and will not go out. I cannot access the camera to change settings. I get an error message that says the Camera will not start. If I try to use a 3rd party camera app, it force closes and I get an error message that says "Cannot Connect to the Camera."

    At the same time, I find that every time I try to use the Google Maps program, the tablet resets, which it never used to do. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

     


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #8 by DarkJedi, Aug 7, 2013 (1 points)
  3. inkdesigner

    inkdesigner Member
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    Just another piece of info for the folks. I attempted a factory reset and find I am still having the same issues. Sounds more like a hardware rather than software issue.
     
  4. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Have you upgraded to jb yet?
     
  5. inkdesigner

    inkdesigner Member
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    Tablet is not rooted, currently on Android 4.0.4, which is the latest OS version releases and available from VZW for the 3G Xoom
     
  6. OutOfPhase

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  7. inkdesigner

    inkdesigner Member
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    Updated to Android 4.1.2 today, which is the latest version being push by VZW. After installing the update, I performed a FDR.

    Still hasn't helped. The LED flash still stays on, the camera app still does a FC without allowing me to access any settings, and the Maps program still reboots the tabblet with no error messages I can find.
     
  8. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Sorry I have took so long to respond but I have been trying to figure out what is causing it. My best guess is an app like facebook. On an app like facebook even if he you swipe away the notification but don't go to that app to see the message it will still flash the notification light.
     
  9. DarkJedi

    DarkJedi Android Enthusiast

    If the camera flash is just refusing to turn off still... then I suggest you try to do a complete factory re-image. This will set your tablet back to Honeycomb. Then, if it still does it, you know it is a hardware issue.
     
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  11. inkdesigner

    inkdesigner Member
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    I went thru reverting back to the origianl Honeycomb OS that came on the tablet when brand new and then applyed the udate(s) to get to Android 4.1.2 and am still experiencing the same issues. Unfortunately, I think it is indeed a hardware issue, as I am now starting to experience random reboots without doing anything.

    Based on this, any recommendations for a replacem,ent that runs on Verizon's 4G LTE network with at least 32GB built in RAM?
     
  12. DarkJedi

    DarkJedi Android Enthusiast

    I don't think any of Verizon's current tablet models offer more than 16GB of built in storage.
     
  13. inkdesigner

    inkdesigner Member
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    This is very true. I'm open to an older model, maybe something introduced between the Xoom and the current gen tablets. I was thinking along the lines of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (I905) or the Moto XYBoard.
     
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