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Jammed shutter & unable to focus

I got a samsung digimax s800 as a gift for xmas and has been superb up until last night (22/05/07). I turned on the camera and noticed that the shutter couldn't open properly on its own. I gently touched it with my finger nail and it opened and closed fine there after. Ever since tho, the camera just cannot focus on anything. Everytime I turn the camera on to take a snap, the image is VERY blurred and nothing I try with the settings makes any difference. Does anyone have any suggestions, or come accross this problem before?

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  • Gavin Barlow Jun 18, 2007

    I sent it back to the manufacturer and it has now been sorted. Even tho it did take three weeks!!

  • Gavin Barlow Jun 18, 2007

    Sent it off to the manufacturer, and its now sorted. Mind you they took long enough to do it - 3 weeks!?



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Make sure first of all that you have the correct setting- is it in Macro for example, therfie in close focus mode. Or in a 'lowlight/night shot' mode - so that you get long exposures. Failing all that, as it is fairly new you are covered under warranty and you should go that route.

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