Status LED just blinking the whole when switched on
my brother has this camera (no memory card) - he bought it about 2 years ago. He says when he switches it on the green status LED just flashes the whole time indicating it is busy processing. He alrady changed the batteries. No luck.
I've looked at some of the others posts.
Re: Status LED just blinking the whole when switched on
I have lost all confidence in this model camera. If you managed to take at least 500 pics - consider yourself lucky. Even the experts are baffled by this problem. Time for a new camera BUT not a Samsung I"d say.
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When the card worked before, check if you did not switch the lock switch down. And check all contacts on the card and in the camera. They should be clean and shiny.
When you recently bought a new card you could have bough a SDHC card and these won't work in your S800.
The S800 only accepts MMC and SD cards, The SDHC and SDXC cards won't work.
A few years ago you still could buy 4 Gbyte SD cards. Now even most 1 Gbyte and 2 Gbyte cards are already SDHC. SDHC was introduced at least 7 or 8 years ago, so all new devices accept SDHC. The SDXC was introduced at least 4 years ago, so in a couple of years, you perhaps only can buy these cards?
The green LED is called the memory acces lamp. When you switch off the camera is will write back the last changes. when you switch the camera on and off, the light ususaly will stay off, because nothing has changed. When you remove the card en put in another the LED will flash again. At least my D7000 with 2 card slots will do so, because someting changed and the system will write that into the memory.
There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common cause is having the tiny slide switch on the side of the card in the wrong position. But, if you've checked the slide switch, the internal switch in the card slot may be jammed by a grain of sand or gunk. Here are troubleshooting steps for this problem. Recommend the toothpick fix for your particular problem.
This is what's called a Service Call, meaning the machine has experienced a problem that it doesn't think an end-user can support.
According to the manual: "Push the Go switch and the Job Cancel switch at the same time during the service call and hold them. And then push the 2 key additionally to show the service call type by LED combination."
Which I'm assuming means press and hold the two buttons, then press them both again. The combination of the LEDs tells you where the problem is:
RED Status +: Toner LED = Fuser (Fixing Unit) Drum LED = Laser Paper LED = Main Motor
YELLOW Status +: Toner LED = Main PCB Drum LED = Engine PCB Paper LED = DIMM
All of which are expensive parts and also expensive repair.