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Sometimes my motorola milestone camera goes crazy and starts out to take photos half dark.

I noticed that it only happens when flash is on. Also, I've seem this happening when the battery is low (~20%), or the system is slow.

As an example, this is a photo I took minutes ago:

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I've never seen that before.... the flash isn't being blocked by anything (like one of your fingers), is it? – Bryan Denny Sep 20 '10 at 3:53
nope, the problem seems to be intermittent; I took a lot of "normal" photos before, then some of them started to be half dark, others totally dark, and some looked normal. – Willian Mitsuda Sep 21 '10 at 3:21
Please add your update as an answer so we can accept it. good sleuthing! – Michael Paulukonis Oct 15 '10 at 21:10
@OtherMichael done! I didn't notice I was allowed to answer my own question :) – Willian Mitsuda Oct 17 '10 at 4:31
Sometimes you ask a question you're already researched, and know the answer, and you're putting it in here for the good of humanity. However, I'd leave the question open for a day or two before accepting in those circumstances -- in case a better answer comes along. – Michael Paulukonis Oct 18 '10 at 21:47

Take it back to wherever you bought it and demand a refund. Regardless if this is a hardware or software problem, you shouldn't have a problem with the sales staff -- show them the picture you linked to.

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I bought it 6 months ago, and it was the first time I saw this problem. I tried again some days after, and it didn't happened. – Willian Mitsuda Sep 26 '10 at 6:47
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Definitely it is related to low battery, I tried a couple of more tests and if the battery is < 20% this always happens.

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