ESP32-CAM initialization failed with error code 0xffffffff

It worked very well until I put it in to my bag and took it out to show to my friend :(.
I guess if I broke it, but looks like same as it was.

Output:

ets Jul 29 2019 12:21:46

rst:0x1 (POWERON_RESET),boot:0x13 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT)
configsip: 0, SPIWP:0xee
clk_drv:0x00,q_drv:0x00,d_drv:0x00,cs0_drv:0x00,hd_drv:0x00,wp_drv:0x00
mode:DIO, clock div:1
load:0x3fff0030,len:1284
load:0x40078000,len:12836
load:0x40080400,len:3032
entry 0x400805e4

camera init
E (134) cam_hal: cam_dma_config(280): frame buffer malloc failed
E (134) cam_hal: cam_config(364): cam_dma_config failed
E (135) camera: Camera config failed with error 0xffffffff
Camera init failed with error 0xffffffff

Try removing and reconnecting the camera connector.

Those boards are easy to damage, especially if you don't keep them in an antistatic bag when not in use. Carrying one around in a cloth bag is not a good idea.

They are cheap, so buy a couple extra. I ended up destroying two of them, before I was able to make reliable connections.

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I have had a camera break too.

Thank you all for the reply. As it is the case, I just throw the camera away then.
However, felt a bit confused, why it said frame buffer allocated failed rather than CAMERA NOT FOUND or camera something.