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My samsung digimax s800 won't turn on,the batterys are ok

The green power light comes on for a few seconds then goes out and you hear 3 short beeps,whats wrong?

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The lens mechanism is not initialising, the cogs that move the lens are out of alignment slightly. you colud try and fix this yourself by taking the camera apart and realigning it manually, or sometimes you can get hold of the prodtruding lens and gently pull, be carefull !! you might hear a grinding noise as you pull this is just the main lens cog turning. once fully out put batterys back in and give it a go

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  • Michelle Smith
    Michelle Smith Aug 13, 2011

    Thank you so much! All my other cameras where stolen in a home robbery and this old one was is all I have left! I am so excited it worked.

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