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Status LED just blinking the whole time when switched on

Hi, 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. Any ideas? Cheers, Eben

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Re: Status LED just blinking the whole time when switched...

Samsung digimax Technical support may have an idea. Is the manual still available - to format the memory? I guess however at the end of the day you /He will be looking for that new camera

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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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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