LG G5 Cam Plus camera module not working How to FIX fixed

How to fix LG G5 Cam Plus

How to fix G5 Cam Plus
How to fix G5 Cam Plus

As a photographer I’ve been wanting to try the G5 Cam Plus for a while but been put off by the high price. Recently I saw them being sold brand new for £5.95 a huge saving as normal price is over £60.

* Link below for the £5.95 Cam Plus offer.

When I received my G5 Cam Plus I was expecting just to plug it in and be working, which was not the case. I spent a couple of days messing around with it and because I thought the problem may be as I was running V20 firmware rather then the V10 firmware that is suggested as a fix that could be the issue.

I emailed LG support..

Hi I’ve just bought a brand new cam plus module. The cam plus module is recognised by the G5 phone in LG Friends but not in the LG cam plus manager (im using Version 5.0.5). The cam plus module LED has never come on so I think the battery in cam plus is depleted. From searching your support database it says I need the G5 phone to be on software V10. However my phone is on V20e-EUR-XX and I don’t see a way to downgrade to V10. Could you advise a way to get the cam plus module to charge (red led) as I ca not get the led to come on.

Who emailed me back with this reply..

You would not need to downgrade your software as it would be from Version 10 and upwards so the Module will work perfectly fine with your phone in theory. It doesn’t sound like an issue with software as much as simply an issue with the Cam Plus module Christopher in terms of the power on it. I would really suggest that you contact the retailer you purchased it from as it is faulty and we do not offer a repair on them as they are simply a return to retailer item.

So I did not want to return the Cam Plus module as it was brand new and sealed, so I saw no reason why it should be faulty and if I returned it I would only get my money back. So instead I figured out the problem and got the module working correctly.

Inside the Cam Plus is a 1200ma battery and in order for it to be detected by your LG G5 phone it needs that battery to have some charge in it. Initially when the Cam Plus was offered for sale those batteries inside would of had some charge in them and be detected by your phone when connected. However as these Cam Plus modules are not that desirable and we are coming up to the LG G7 handsets those modules have been sat around for a long time. LG offered a firmware fix to address this which was V10.

Also note there is different versions of the Cam Plus I have CBG-700.

How to fix G5 Cam Plus

  • Make sure your phone is running firmware V10 or above. Settings > General > About phone > Software info > Software version ( mine is V20e-EUR-XX )
  • Install LG Cam Plus manager ( my version is 5.0.5 )
  • Attach LG Cam Plus module
  • Hold down the shutter button on Cam Plus module (no.3 below, the biggest button next to the little round button)
  • Whilst still holding down the shutter button insert the USB power cable, the red light on the Cam Plus module will come on indicating it is charging the Cam Plus module.
    • Without turning off your phone, eject the Cam Plus module from the phone and pull the main phone battery off the module. The red light should still be lit, leave the module on its own to charge to green state.

    Once charged you can reconnect the Cam Plus module and it will function correctly.

    * Link below for the £5.95 Cam Plus offer.


    Abandoned Hospital the Cambridge Military Hospital

    Urban decay and peeling paint. The Cambridge Military Hospital opened its doors to patients in 1879. The name Cambridge came from His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Army at the time. The hospital was built on a hill because current clinical thinking at the time thought that the wind would sweep away any infection and clean the air. The CMH was famed for its supposedly mile long corridor, with self contained wards and rooms branching off on either side.

    It was hoped that this design would reduce cross infection. The Louise Margaret Hospital opened in 1898 and eventually changed its name and purpose in 1958 to become the Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital, caring solely for mothers and babies. The CMH was used throughout its years to house casualties from the majority of the wars this country has seen; from the first world war upto the first gulf war. The Cambridge Military Hospital closed down in 1996. Many factors were given as the reason for its closure; cost to maintain, efficiency and asbestos were among them.

    Cambridge Military Hospital
    Cambridge Military Hospital
    LLMH - Theatre Corridor
    LLMH – Theatre Corridor
    LLMH - Blackout
    LLMH – Blackout

    LMMH - Switch
    LMMH – Switch
    LMMH - Peeling Paint and open doors
    LMMH – Peeling Paint and open doors
    LMMH - The lights are on
    LMMH – The lights are on

    lmmh - peeltastic with correction
    lmmh – peeltastic with correction
    CMH - Hospital
    CMH – Hospital
    CMH - Lonely Ward
    CMH – Lonely Ward

    Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital - Bathroom
    Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital – Bathroom
    LMMH - Peeling Paint
    LMMH – Peeling Paint
    Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital - The Bleeding Doors
    Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital – The Bleeding Doors

    Cambridge Military Hospital - Corridor Lamps
    Cambridge Military Hospital – Corridor Lamps
    CMH - Admin Corridor
    CMH – Admin Corridor
    CMH - Hospital
    CMH – Hospital

    All autofocus Sony FE and E-mount lenses for A7 A9

    Sony E-mount Prime Lenses | Sony E-mount zoom Lenses | Zeiss Batis Lenses

    Sony make questionably the best mirrorless cameras on the market with their new Sony A9 body aimed at sports and wedding photography and the high megapixel Sony A7R II for landscape and studio photography still highly regarded for a camera released in August 2015.

    Even some two years later the Sony A7R II is an excellent buy right now as prices are dropping rapidly as the Sony A7R II is being replaced with the new Sony A7R III or Sony A9R. Today you can get a brand new 42MP Sony A7R II from as little as £1,700. This is a 50% reduction on the list price of over £3,000.

    It makes good sense if you don’t currently own a Sony A7R II but want to move into mirrorless to purchase one now and invest in some quality Sony lenses for the same price as just the Sony A7R III / Sony A9R body without lenses. The A7R II is still a highly commended camera and still more then adequate with that huge 42MP sensor. And of course if you do upgrade to the Sony A9R later you can still use all your E-mount lenses and benefit from any early issues with the A9R being fixed / updated. I was one of the first to purchase the Nikon D800 and that camera had early problems.

    The Sony E-mount has always been trying to catch up with huge amount of lenses offered for Nikon and Canon but Sony has been slowly building up the lenses they offer and now you can pretty much get any lens focal range or aperture that you need. Here is a full run down of all the Sony Autofocus lenses available right now for the Sony A7 A9 full frame cameras.

    Sony E-mount Prime Lenses

    Sony FE 28 F2.0 Lens – RRP. £429.00

    Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens – RRP. £859.00

    Sony FE 35 F1.4 ZA Lens – RRP £1,619.00

    Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens – RRP £1,500.00

    Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens – RRP £299.00

    Sony FE 55mm/1.8 ZA Lens – RRP £969.00

    Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens – RRP £500.00

    Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens – RRP £600.00

    Sony FE 85mm F1.8 GM Lens – RRP £1,889.00

    Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS Lens – RRP £1,079.00

    Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS – RRP RRP£1,600.00

    Zeiss Batis Primes

    Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 E-mount Lens – RRP £ 1,299.99

    Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 Lens – RRP £ 1,129.99

    Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens – RRP £ 1,039.99

    Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8 OSS lens – RRP £ 1,749.99

    Sony E-mount Zoom Lenses

    Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Lens – RRP £1,700.00

    Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens – RRP £1,349.00

    Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Lens – RRP£2,300.00

    Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens – RRP £1,129.00

    Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master Lens – RRP £2,269.00

    Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS – RRP £499.00

    Sony FE 24-240 F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens – RRP £989.00

    Sony FE 28-135mm f/4 G PZ OSS Lens – RRP £2,479.00

    Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens – RRP £1,509.00

    Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 G Master Lens – RRP £2,500.00

    Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens – RRP £1,349.00

    Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens – RRP £2,500.00

    Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

    A few years ago I had the great pleasure to visit Iceland. I almost did not go when I missed my plane and the flight company could only offer me a latter flight at a more expensive price and I lost my money on the flight I missed. I bit my tongue and thought hell I’m at the airport now so lets just go.

    Im glad I did as Iceland is an absolute travel photographers dream everywhere you go is something stunning in beauty and whilst in Jokulsarlon I caught a gem of a sunrise.

    Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland
    Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

    How to earn a living as a landscape travel photographer

    I’ve been working as as travel photographer for coming up to 5 years. In that time I’ve travelled extensively to photography and experience the world. Highlight’s included spending 4 months in Australia traveling in a camper van all across Australia, two long road trips across America visiting most of the States, all over the UK Scotland, Wales, England and many countries including Iceland, France, Belgium, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Ukraine, Spain, Greece, Italy, Norway, Saudi Arabia and numerous others.

    It’s been a wonderful experience, I’ve made many friends along the way and more memories then I can remember. The only reason I decided not to be a location independent free (i.e. just on the road full time travelling without a home) was our cats. We have 4 cats and I have my one ‘Snowball’ whom is the spitting image of the cat from James Bonds Dr No. Anyway I could not leave her for a full time life on the road.

    But, anyway I keep busy and have friends look after the cats when we are away and still manage to visit another country or two each month. TBH travelling does not need to be expensive these days, I use the Sky Scanner app on my phone to find the best deals on flights and because I have very few ties I can pick and choose my flight dates very flexible to get the best deals. Then you can always go camping or use hostels for super cheap accommodation, although it has to be said I do appreciate a nice hotel. But then even that does not need to be expensive i.e. we stayed in a fantastic hotel in Thailand for nearly a month that was costing us £8 per day.

    It would actually be a lot cheaper for me if I had of gone location independent as I still have a house to pay for, gas, electric, taxes, cars (I have 7 cars) and cat sitters etc etc but I still make a comfortable living from my photography that enables me to also carry on traveling frequently.. so how do I do that?


    I sell my photos on Smug Mug and I also use them for storing all my photos. Smug Mug offer a channel for selling your photos, just upload to Smug Mug and visitors can order a framed print to there desire and Smug Mug handles it all to the point of sale and shipping then pays you your commission.

    With Smug Mug you set your own prices and you get to keep 85% of the profits. Often I post my photos on social Networks like Facebook and get people asking to purchase a print. Smug Mug is an easy solution for giving people a link to your page where they can order your print.


    I also use 500PX for displaying my best work and they also offer a marketplace where people can purchase a full resolution download of your work. 500PX don’t offer prints but is more aimed at people whom need a digital download i.e. for websites, editorial work, stock photography etc so fills the hole that Smug Mug does not offer. Commissions are good I tend to see $100 per image sold and when you get a sale it’s a simple job of having the money paid into your Paypal account or a cheque in the post if you prefer.


    I have my photography blog and other photography related web sites that I run and manage that I run advertising on for other companies that pay me a commission on sales or clicks produced to them. This is known as affiliate marketing. It’s a good idea to have your own web site to promote your photography if you don’t already and then I would suggest you join one of the affiliate networks. An affiliate network is basically a single web site that offers you lots of different offerings from lots of companies that is all managed on the one web site. For a good starting point I would recommend Affiliate Window, Over a thousand advertisers, ranging from blue-chip brands, such as Dixons, Boots and Vodafone, to niche retailers looking to grow their online presence.

    Social Media is a great way to drive traffic to your web site or your 500PX and Smug Mug pages so it’s a good idea to build on your Facebook accounts, I have some 40,000 Facebook followers and near 4,000 friends on Facebook which is relatively easy to do so yourself and YouTube is great as they also pay you for showing advertising on your videos.

    Good luck and I wish you the best of success!

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