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My samsung s500 digimax isd problematic

After an optical zoom, my camera lens never came back, and when I switch it on, no butten responts and I am no longer able tob take photos

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Re: My samsung s500 digimax isd problematic

The Zoom motor is shot probably because it has had a knock or dropped. This is not an economic repair option I feel Check Samsung customer support

Posted on Aug 01, 2007

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