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Camera makes weird sounds and blurry images

Every time I turn on my camera, it makes scratchy sounds as the lens comes out. Once the lens is out all the pictures it takes are really blurry, and the lens seems to have a lot of difficulty adjusting itself or moving. It happened very suddenly and there are no evident causes. I would be very grateful if you could give me advice on how to fix this problem.

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  • adelina650 May 06, 2008

    when you turn on the camera it makes this really weird noise and takes pictures really blurry

  • StephAnn Jun 15, 2008

    I have the same problem, but my Samsung L830 has not taken a trip to the beach or anywhere, it usually stays home, nor have I dropped it or knocked it. It took one picture fine, and then the second picture became blurry.

  • Boy264 Apr 05, 2009

    Every time I turn on my camera, it makes scratchy sounds as the lens comes out. Once the lens is out all the pictures it takes are really blurry, and the lens seems to have a lot of difficulty adjusting itself or moving. 
    It happened very suddenly and there are no evident causes.
    I would be very grateful if you could give me advice on how to fix this problem.  (Same as other post...  this describes my problem perfectly!)  Can someone help :(  

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It sonds like the lens went with you to the beach on March break. Because it sounds as though there might be sand in the lens. Either that or the camera received a knock or drop. The lens on the camera needs to be repaired and the camera reprogrammed.

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