So my wife has had this problem with her cell phone. Whenever she tries to start the camera a message pops up saying, “Camera Start Error” and then it closes. She’s not able to use the camera function. I was searching on some phone forums through Google and found the fix, and it was so ridiculous that I had to blog about it. ADMAN
I’ve had my 8700 for a while. Great little phone. Awesome camera. Been getting the “Error Starting Camera” message all of the sudden as well. Read elsewhere to either push the button and close the cover real quick or just close the cover real hard and the camera will start working again. Did both, and my camera is fine. I believe it might be the sensor in the flip thinking that the cover is still closed or something.