Front facing camera crashes on startup...anyone else?

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  1. Alcapwn89
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    Whenever i try to switch to my front facing camera in the camera app, the screen goes black for a few seconds and than i see a quick error message of "Unable to initialize device" or something like that. If i try to open up the camera app agian after it crashes, it just keeps crashing until i restart my phone and it reverts the settings to the back camera.


    I've already tried clearing my camera data but that didn't work. Is this a known problem or am i just unlucky?
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    That hasn't happened to me, I have opened it and used it without issue.
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    just got my D3 today and having the same camera issue, neither front our back camera will initialize... Tried restart and battery pull, no luck so far.
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    I also use it consistently without issue. I would try a factory reset. Honestly.
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    So I got this issue resolved, kinda. I was getting the "Unable to Initialize Camera" error when trying to access the camera, and was unsuccessful resolving via power off/on, battery pull and factory reset. I brought my phone into the Verizon Store, they tried all of the above and then just gave me a new D3.

    So resolution: get a new D3.
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    I really wanted to avoid gettting a new droid 3...i'll try the factory reset and let you guys know :)
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