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Frozen camera Ive had my camera for about 6 months its a Samsung s500 and when i go to turn it on the lens wont pop out nad its liek frozen. The little green light stays thier and the screen is black, and eventually liek 2 hours later the screen turns on but u cant take pictures but you cna review your already takesn ones. Ive tried new batteries, it doesnt work. What should i do?

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Your lense is jammed try to put your finger in it and close the lense all the way it might me like hardly closed, i had that problem and now my is open all the way so i cant close it yuo can email me at or im makaluso06

Posted on Feb 04, 2007

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