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Camera lens does not extend/retract! Maybe it is the batteries!

For digital cameras you should use either Rechargeable(whith high Ampere) or high performance non-rechargeable batteries (ie. "Lithium" Duracell or Enegizer) normal alkaline batteries will not be able to charge the Flash. Even if you buy new batteries it doesn't mean they are fresh. Batteries have expiry date and can go bad after a couple of years. If you are using high performance batteries then it is sadly your camera which is faulty. Some times repairing the camera could cost you more than buying a new one. If it is so in your case, before losing all hope completely,
OBS! ACHTUNG!
Read all the way down before attempting the steps below!

-Firstly vacuum clean it, and then some mild violence could help ;) ..
-Try to turn the lens/ objective back and forth manually (YES, ONLY TRY! NOT DO! ONLY PUT A LITTLE PRESSURE ON IT!) OBS! OBS! this could damage the camera beyond repairable state!! I wont be taking any responsibilities!!.
If there is dust and dirt jamming the mechanical parts that should do the trick!

Be careful and Good luck!


Your upward Thumbs are highly appreciated ;)

SciPhinx

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Samsung Digimax D53 Camera says low battery but just replaced with brand new ones. Camera beeps and shuts down immediately.


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Good luck!
/SciPhinx

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