Camera error "insufficient memory"

by eryq

I have had this phone for no more than 2 weeks. I downloaded 1 ringtone and 1 wallpaper. I took 2 photos which i have deleted. I tried to take a picture last night and the camera won't turn on due to "insufficient memory".

I deleted what I could, file and browser wise, in case it helped. Still getting that error message. I went through all of the options I could find on the phone and via the net to review my memory situation in multiple places and the data shows that there shouldn't be any issues. Can you offer any advice? Thanks!

Hi eryq,

It is puzzling. Don't know if you need to replace your phone. Can you tell me what the phone shows when you go to Menu -> Settings -> Memory -> Phone Common?

For example, on my test phone it says:
Total: 9.8 MB
In Use: 3.3 MB
Free: 6.5 MB

Then it breaks down the stuff in our control:

Images: 583 KB
Sounds: 128 KB
Multi msg: 2 KB
Java: 520 KB

What does your phone show?

sb (admin)

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Sep 01, 2013
Insufficient memory on camera
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your advice. My tracfone worked fine when I turned it off and then turned it on to take pictures with the camera.

Jun 25, 2012
insufficient memory screen
by: trackphone

turning phone off and on worked for me too. thanks. why don't they tell you this stuff?

Nov 21, 2011
camera error
by: Anonymous

try holding in power button till phone completely powers down then turn back on.worked for me and it also solved my problem of when i go into my contact list and click on a name it wouldnt display the phone number associated with the name.hope it works for you too.

Oct 30, 2011
Insufficient memory/tracfone camera
by: Anonymous

It worked! Thank-you

Oct 09, 2011
I know what to do!
by: Anonymous

What you have to do is take off the back cover, remove the battery and then remove your SIM card, then just reinsert the SIM card making sure it's properly inserted, putting the battery back in and replace the back cover. It should work fine, I had the same problem and doing the above worked fine for me.

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