Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

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Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

I'm trying to open my normal BB camera app and get the following message.

Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

I don't seem to have anything else open to my knowledge. Unless BlackBerrys are like Symbian and just leave things open if you don't exit correctly.

And I have even switched the whole device off,  remove the battery and back on again and it still comes up with the same message with a fresh start.

Could anyone offer some advise to fix this.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

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I found the answer for this problem:

1- Go to your Internet browser.
2- click menu.
3- options.
4- Cache Operations.
5- Clear every thing there all contents, Pushed Content and Cookie Cache.
6- Reboot the phone.

For more info go to this link:
http://www.wireless.att.com/support/deviceTutorials.do?universe=att&deviceId=10000&tutorialsCategory...



This fix worked for me.

Good Luck Smiley Wink







Message Edited by sstoma on 06-30-2008 01:25:46 PM
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Re: Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

Hey,
 
This trick worked for me.
 
My mobile falled yesterday, since then I am not able access my camera.
 
I did all the step required.
 
Reboot is a must( better remove the battery and put it again).
 
Thanks dude.
 
Venkat
 
 
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Re: Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

I'm having the same error message.  I went to delete my cache and rebooted - I still have the same error message when I opened the camer app.  Any other ideas anyone?  Thanks.
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Re: Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

Check your free memory (Options->Status). If you have less than 5-7 MB this could be the problem. For the best way to increase your free memory go to:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-blackberry-discussion/112029-losing-call-logs-sms-emails-optimize-your-bb-how-setup-max-free-memory.html

BJ

sstoma wrote:
I'm trying to open my normal BB camera app and get the following message.

Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

I don't seem to have anything else open to my knowledge. Unless BlackBerrys are like Symbian and just leave things open if you don't exit correctly.

And I have even switched the whole device off,  remove the battery and back on again and it still comes up with the same message with a fresh start.

Could anyone offer some advise to fix this.

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Could not start camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again.

It IS NOT A SOFTWARE PROBLEM!! It is a hardware problem, and the fix was pretty easy.

I sold my barely used AT&T Blackberry Curve 8310 on eBay only to find once she received the phone the camera no longer worked. After searching and searching to find a fix and upgrading the OS, pulling the battery I found a forum that simply stated to push in on the camera itself. I did that, and VOILA!!! FIXED. 
Here is the link: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=8300&message.id=23684

I registered for this site just to let others know you don't have to go through all of the headache and trials of software upgrades and installs.
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