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Initial post: Dec 15, 2012, 5:01:36 PM PST
C. Gimroth says:
Has anybody had a issue of the camera icon not being present when you go to photos? I have a brand new Kindle Fire HD 7".. and cannot find the camera icon for the life of me to take a picture. the only icon in the upper right corner (help says that is where the icon is suppose to be).. is the favorite icon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012, 5:03:08 PM PST
I think the only camera is one that faces YOU for Skype.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012, 6:20:53 PM PST
C. Gimroth says:
I actually uploaded skype and it works (but my video is upside down for some reason no matter how it rotates it always turns upside down like the giroscope is off). but you should be able to take picture by itself I thought.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012, 6:43:56 PM PST
bryanrj1 says:
I don't think the 7" has a camera icon, just the 8.9"

Posted on Dec 15, 2012, 6:47:26 PM PST
Mi Jung Im says:
I also have a same problem. and according to this information from amazon website, we also should be able to take a picture! : ((
Using the Web Camera to take Pictures
You can use the front-facing web camera on your Kindle Fire HD 7" to take pictures of yourself. The camera faces the person holding the device.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012, 6:54:10 PM PST
C. Gimroth says:
yes, thank you!!!.. I got mine at Best Buy and going to see if they have a solution or exchange...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012, 6:55:17 PM PST
C. Gimroth says:
it would be the stupidest thing to put a camera that you can only "skype" with,... that is really pointless!!!...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012, 6:58:08 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
Not to the people who use Skype. But of course, if it's "pointless" to you, clearly it should be pointless to all, right?

Posted on Dec 15, 2012, 7:13:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012, 7:14:43 PM PST
Mi Jung Im says:
here are solutions i just got!
you just need to download one of below applications!
camera fun pro
picsay pro
picshop lite (free)
photo editor
hd camera

i have downloaded the free one and my kindle is working well now! : ))

Posted on Dec 15, 2012, 7:33:15 PM PST
on my 7 inch hd the camera icon is in the "photos" tab.. click photos, the icon is at the top right.. the icon appeared after the most recent update and allows pics to be taken.

if yours isn't there see if you need an update. mine wasn't there prior to the update

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012, 9:43:14 PM PST
♥ Ann says:
You need the 7.2.2 or 7.2.3 update before you'll get the camera icon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 5:39:01 PM PST
flipoid says:
My netbook has a web camera that is only used for online video stuff like web conferencing/Skype. Is that pointless?

Posted on Dec 25, 2012, 9:55:09 AM PST
okay, the kindle needs to be "synced" first (sync icon at top) causing it to download the update , then restarted for the download to install. This one had 7.2.0 and is now updated to 7.2.3 and the camera works. The "update your kindle" button was not useful for this situation.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012, 10:00:38 AM PST
paul says:
how do i upload photos to cloud drive keep trying to upload app to do this by following the instructions but cant get AmazonCloudDrive-installer.exe instead of exe the option i keep getting is msi

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2013, 4:06:23 AM PST
This worked a treat for me. Now have the missing camera icon, many thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2013, 3:48:35 PM PDT
MShev says:
I am missing my camera icon and it is beyond frustrating. Why is it missing?

Posted on Oct 11, 2013, 3:53:28 PM PDT
K. Mallery says:
If you have the new $139 Kindle Fire HD, you do not have a camera or microphone. If you have the previous generation that does have a camera and the tips in this thread haven't helped, I would recommend contacting customer service through online chat.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2014, 4:32:38 PM PST
Thank you - thought I'd lost it. Didn't need an update.

Posted on Nov 23, 2014, 4:11:33 AM PST
Have the brand new fire HDX 8.9 and the camera icon keeps disappearing rendering it unusable. Any ideas how to fix this? I got the fire on friday

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2014, 1:20:34 PM PST
Big HHH says:
Same thing happened to me and I can't find the camera icon on the main screen

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2014, 1:56:16 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
it's in the photos tab usually

Posted on Dec 6, 2014, 5:29:21 PM PST
Mine doesn't work from the photo tab either. Firefly works so it's the app that's broken.

Posted on Dec 14, 2014, 6:20:24 AM PST
System update restored the camera app and the camera now works.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2016, 1:49:23 PM PST
Chioma Ezuma says:
I have a kindle fire but it is not working I do not see the camera icon

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2016, 1:50:43 PM PST
Chioma Ezuma says:
I know right
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