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Using The Camera Feature On The Kindle Fire HD

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Initial post: 20 Feb 2014 19:11:31 GMT
AMBER says:
Hello! I'm sorry if someone else has brought this up in another topic, but for some reason, I haven't been able to take a picture with the camera on my Kindle. I can access the app no problem, but when I bring it up and aim it to take a photo, nothing comes up but a totally black screen. Could someone please tell me if it's something I'm doing wrong, or if I just don't have the right type of Kindle?

I would really appreciate it!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2014 19:42:45 GMT
Denis Powell says:
If you have the latest Fire HD, it doesn't have a camera.

If you have the previous generation HD, tap Photos on the Home page and then look for the Camera icon in the top right corner.

Posted on 20 Feb 2014 22:05:58 GMT
ChrisJ says:
The Fire takes a picture of you, not of anyone else.

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 11:45:26 GMT
Manxie1954 says:
@ChrisJ...Depends which way round you hold it

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 12:12:34 GMT
CBRetriever says:
over the shoulder can work, but it's not ideal - I prefer to use my cell phone

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 23:46:07 GMT
AMBER says:
Thank you so much for replies, everybody! :-)

@Denis- I believe I have the original HD; I got it last year, if that helps. I found the camera app where you said, although I don't know if that actually means it works ....

@Manxie- I tried pointing it at my face, then every other direction, but I see nothing on the screen but black no matter what I do. Maybe it's just something wrong with my Kindle, specifically?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 08:59:45 GMT
Denis Powell says:
If you see the Camera icon when you open Photos then you have the original HD. When you tap that the screen should change to show you what the Camera is seeing. It only works well in bright light.

If you're seeing nothing then it's possible that a Restart may cure it. If not I can only suggest you contact Customer Services.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 17:45:15 GMT
AMBER says:
Oh, o.k; I'll do that. Thank you again!! :-)
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