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Samsung S1065 does not turn on, beeps 3 times before powering off. Lens is extended, have checked batteries, not sure what else to do??

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  • msalra Dec 08, 2008

    Basically, un damaged the camera will not turn on...
    the green light did flash when attempting to turn on... but nothing happens..

    any ideas?


  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    my green light flashes too but doesn't beep. Pleasee help me!

  • murphyjamesw Dec 21, 2008

    the shutter is not completely shut. when i try to turn it on ot just beeps 3 times.

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    nightmare. mine is the same. i powered it up with the computer & i don't know now what else to do. the battery was changed, the camera won't work at all. ahhhhh.

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I have had this problem, tried the new batteries idea (no go m), then thought-lens is out, should be in??
Give the lens a gentle pull & it should burst into life. Lens & cover gets stuck what do doapart from back to shop idunno. Tapping camera on table to shut lens cover seems to work but not a very technical solution

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

  • kez6670 Nov 07, 2010

    I also had this problem. I just switched it on and at the time same time pulled at the lens so it came up and now it is working fine. Thanks for your help was going to take it to be repaired but this has saved me the job!

  • robwilson26 Dec 25, 2010

    The 'Delboy computer tap' so simple but effective. Thank you

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I had the same problem, firstly you will be able to press the button on the back to view your pictures, when you do and the camera powers up quickly press the menu button. Check that your battery settings are set to alkaline, then buy some good alkaline batteries and not cheap ones. Check that they are alkaline and not like what I did and bought panasonic zinc carbon.
This worked for me and mine would not turn on either until i changed the batteries to a good make.

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My camera had not been used for 8 months and i had this problem the lens stuck in the zoom position and when i swithed the camera on it bleeped three times and switched off gently push the lens against something flat and soft and at the same time swith it on ,after the 3rd time the lens started to go in via the motor it is now working great ,only push as you switch on the button as if it starts to bleep it has stopped trying and you could damage lens

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