Question about Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera
I have a Samsung Digimax S500 and every time i try to turn it on it turns on, but after that it beeps 3 times and it shuts off, the lens stay in their place.
I had the same problem. Try to turn it on, 3 beeps and then it would shut down. Screen would come on for that time. Also, the lens was stuck open. It wouldn't close.
I twisted the lens (gently) and it appeared stuck. A gentle screw motioned seemed to free it. I hit the power button and it come on, but this time no 3 beeps and shut down. I then turned it off and this time the lens retracted and closed.
So, it appears that if the lens gets stuck open, it has a shut down feature that doesn't allow the camera to go further into its operation modes. I believe this stuck open problem occured on our camera when the batteries went low.
Again, a second of gentle twisting seemed to unstick it and with fresh batteries in, it was able to operate and shut down properly.
As far as batteries, I use the rechargeable Ni-Cad 2500 mA. They last a while.
Blessings to you!
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
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Posted on Dec 23, 2007
You are probably using the wrong batteries. I had the same problem. In fact I posted a thing on here. Anyways, we started using Lithium batteries which are recomended for this type of camera, and I strongly suggest it, because we tried them and the work! I hope it works for you too! :-)
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
I HAD the exaxt same problem. i readjusted the lens with my hand and now it works!
Posted on Nov 24, 2007
We have just developed the very same problem with our digimax s700, it doesnt stay on long enough to look at memory or battery data and the screen doesnt come on anyway...when u switch it on the little green power light comes on it beeps three times and then switches off again
Posted on Jun 03, 2007
Check the manual to sure that this type of error is not listed. Check that memory card is inserted correctly. If you can before it shuts off try the menu button and if successful- look for RESET. Do get onto the Samsung web site technical Support
Posted on Jun 02, 2007
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