I try to start my camera and the LCD screen lights up for about a second them immediatly turns off and I hear three beeps and it turns off. I tried to shange the batteries and everything. I don't know whats wrong; it was a gift and my sibling decided to take it and when she came back, this began happening. She claims not dropping it not once but who really knows. Thanks!
Does the lens shut on your camera? if the lens does not shut the camera will not turn on i have the same problem with my s500 sometimes you csn close the lens with your finer nails email me back at firstname.lastname@example.org
"IS IT PLUGGED IN?" How many times have we heard THAT anecdote, yet it can be so true. You replaced the batteries - good - but did you do this more than once, just to be sure the "new" batteries were good? Better still, use freshly-charged RECHARGABLE batteries. A battery without enough "juice" CAN cause the symptoms you mention.
If these don't work, SOME of the Digimax cameras have a RESET button on the bottom. Consult the manual, or simply look at the camera base.
These cameras are an OUTSTANDING value, and tend to be very durable. But, if it's broken, it'll be less expensive to buy a new one. GOOD LUCK!
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It sounds like the focus element inside the lens is stuck. This is usually either due to an impact knocking the elements out of alignment, or to sand/debris entering the focus motor's gear drive and preventing it from rotating. The buzzing sound you hear is the focus motor attempting to rotate, but buzzing up against some obstruction.
When the lens extends, you hear a buzzing sound, and then the lens retracts - this is usually the cause of the issue.
Unfortunately there is not much you can do externally to fix this problem. The camera will need to be taken apart and repaired by a professional or by the manufacturer.
First check to see if it's a power issue. Try different types of batteries one that will turn it on. The problem could be that the battery type setting on the camera is different then the type you are trying to use.
I had the same problem until just a while ago, when I realized that the lens was tweaked. It was stuck. So I turned the camera on and gave the inside part a yank before it turned off again. It took me a couple of tries but eventually the lens corrected itself and now my camera works fine. If you do it a couple of times and then start to hear three rapid beeps (sounds like 'be-du-dum') before the other three beeps (beep... beep... beep) then your getting somewhere. Hope this helps.
i had the same problem after letting the battery run very low. when i turn the power on, the camera beeps and turns off after a few seconds, the lens would not extend. i took it to a shop in china and they fixed it for about $25USD. i had the camera for 5 year now but it was worth $25 to get it fixed.
the 3 beeping sound means that the camera has low battery capacity. the lens is stuck out because there is incorrect battery connection. there is an option on the camera setting for the battery type. try this one: -turn the camera on -click on Menu button -select options using left/right, up/down button -select Set up 2 -Select Battery type -Select Alkaline for non-rechargable or Ni-MH for rechargable -click OK button
this setting should be done when using camera for the first time and whenever you are switching battery types, from rechargable to non-rechargable and vice versa.
This can be caused by several different situations.
Most commonly the camera has experienced some kind of impact which knocks an element out of alignment, preventing the lens from rotating normally. Symptoms of this include:
*you may hear no mechanical sound at all when the camera is turned on
*you may see visibly mis-aligned components of the lens
*you may hear a loud "snap snap" sound as the camera tries to move the lens when the camera is powered on
The second most common cause is a particle of sand getting stuck in the focus motor drive gears. This prevents the focus element from moving normally and causes the camera to shut off to prevent damage to the lens assembly. Symptoms of this include:
*A loud "buzzing" sound when the camera is turned on, followed by the beeping and shutdown.
Finally the third most common cause of this problem is a broken tooth on the zoom motor drive gears. Symptoms of this include:
*the sound of the running motor with a regular "click click click" sound for several seconds. This will not be a "snap snap" sound, that is a different problem.
*the lens will move in and out easily by hand as if free from any resistance.
All of these problems require disassembly to repair. The charge is around $125 labor at my shop.