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My samsung digimax s800 stopped working a couple of days ago. The lens does not retract at all and when i try to switch the camera on, it just beeps three times and then turns off. Can anyone help?

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  • joannemagee1 May 16, 2009

    The camera lense is out. Each time I try to turn it on the screen operates for about three seconds, it beeps three times and then turns off. The menu is inoperable during the three second period

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Ok I had this happen to me a lot when I was using normal batteries...I have since switched to lithium and have not had a problem since.

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Try to replace the battery with rechargeable ones.

And if that doesnt work, call 1-800-SAMSUNG and have your camera sent for service.

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