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I have a samsung L100 digital camera. the battery had to be recharged but the lens cover only partially closed at the time that it shut down. I tried to recharge the battery, when I turn on the power button, the blue light comes on and beeps 3 times. Nothing else will happen...any suggestions?

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    My Samsung SL720 digital camera will not turn on. I press the power button, the light comes on, and I release the button. It emits a sound, then the light goes off, and nothing happens. The lens is part way out, and does not move.

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The battery was tested and showed to be fine. The camera just malfunctioned during the shutdown. The used battery was put into a new camera and it's been fine.

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