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    Question Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Hi,

    Everything was great with my camera but recently I started to experience major issues:
    When I try to take a picture of close objects or documents, the camera doesn't focus, the camera is trying to focus again and again while making a low "buzzing" sound and gentle vibration.
    When I try to take a picture of the room or a view, it usually able to focus.
    I have tried other camera apps as well, same issue. Does anyone experience this?
    I don't know if it's hardware related or something else.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Welcome to Android Central! Are you tapping the area that you want to focus on first? How's the lighting? If the lighting isn't very good, the camera may have trouble focusing on a close object.

    Also, make sure camera lens is as clean as possible.
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Thanks, yes I tried tapping the area, the lighting is good, and lens is clean.
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Anyone experience this issue or knows how to fix it?
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    I have too had this problem with the camera lens not focusing on up close objects

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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Never really paid attention to the buzzing noises so I'm not sure if I have that problem

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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Do you ride a motorcycle? Use it with it while mounted to it? I have the same issue and I have seen that many people with this issue have mounted them on their motorcycle and now the camera is messed up. I've had mine for 5 days and it's already messed up.\
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Is this something that has worked before but suddenly stopped working? How close are you getting when you're trying to take your close up shots? Lenses usually have a minimum focusing distance...
    Current: Z10, Nexus 5, iPhone 5s, iPad mini retina
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    You are not alone. My Galaxy Note has been doing this forever. It usually starts after I take a picture. What I have to do it hit the screen and it shuts off. Not sure if that helps you at all. Thankfully it hasn't happened to my Note 10.1.... yet.

    I have been searching on the Internet about this and some people even say using the flashlight will do it. I don't know if it is charging up the light/flash but I never have my flash on.

    If I find anymore about it, I will let you know. I am glad I am not the only one with this problem.
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    I am having that exactly same problem and it was working perfectly before this started a couple of weeks ago - I just looked and I had taken over 1600 pictures without a problem before this started, so I know how to work the camera. I have searched the internet to find a solution - I have deleted and reinstalled the camera program twice. I have deleted the flashlight app and still the phone continues to buzz and refuse to focus. My husband has the exact same phone and he does not have a problem. The only difference is my phone has already updated to 4.4.4 and his is 4.4.3 so I wonder if the update killed the camera.
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    I am also having the same problem, was fine for 7 months then all of a sudden stopped focusing... And makes a buzzing sound when attempting. I will be calling LG up to see what they say soon and will post back on if they are willing to help me! Its within the warranty period.
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    Any updates? I just got my phone back from a screen repair by LG and it now vibrates when trying to focus on close objects!
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Hello to all!

    Bad news for everyone.. I have an HTC One Max and I opened my phone for searching that terrible sound, and I found the problem.. It's A hardware problem with the camera, it´s a piece that need free move to make the zoom. I put on it a transparent film over the camera and stop the sound. But the zoom doesn´t work anymore. I buy a reemplace camera for my phone, but i think it happen again because it´s a hardware problem and I don't know how many broken cameras are produced.

    That's my experience.
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    Default Re: Camera focus not working + "buzzing" sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Kleine Deters View Post
    Do you ride a motorcycle? Use it with it while mounted to it? I have the same issue and I have seen that many people with this issue have mounted them on their motorcycle and now the camera is messed up. I've had mine for 5 days and it's already messed up.\
    this is a common problem with htc m7 & m8 they use a focus motor and get damage from motorcycle vibration or high shocks. i had the same problem on my m7 and m8, i took the phone to the supplier and i got new one instead.
    now am using different phone when riding

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