Question about Samsung Digimax 530 Digital Camera
This isn't a 100% solution but it did help. I have had this camera for about 5 years now, and about 3 years ago the "low battery" signal kept appearing on my screen, it got to the point where it would just come on then turn off, even with brand new fully functional batteries. I filed it away in my box of useless **** and decided to take it out the other day as I hated relying on my mom's camera. I came to the conclusion that its clearly not a battery issue but the signal telling the camera the battery is low... i noticed the metal tab on the door for the batteries was sitting lower than the plastic guide beside it, i took a pocket knife and bent the tab back out so it was sitting higher than the plastic tab. Turned the camera on and voila! the camera stayed on and was able to take pictures again. I think what happens is after time the metal tab gets bent down to the point the plastic guide makes contact with the battery and the metal tab doesn't. Worked for me I hope it does the trick for others!
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
I have the same problem, and have found no solution anywhere. The metal tab that was mentioned is not going to do anything except make a good battery connection if was is bad anyway. If one is bad its because the metal plate itself has a coating you cant see and needs cleaned. Best clean the silver metal plate with alcohol (91%) to get rid of any film that might exist. this will allow your camera to now operate again but it does not resolve the low battery issue. I do believe the cameras are flaky. I will open one up and trace the battery connections and see if there is something I can do. If that doesn't work I will experiment with a one more battery added. Look it doesn't work now, and I am not going to pay for repair. You can pick these cameras up for about $10 - $15 or even less. Problem is thats because they have the same problem.
I suspect it's in the voltage regulator circuit. Either the voltage is truly low at the output from the regulator which means the regulator circuit is not working or it is not and the voltage low circuit is messed up and is shutting it down. Possible the reference voltage for the regulator is fried and causing the regulator to output a lower voltage. It might be built in on a single chip where one can't do anything with it. I will get back with my solution or not.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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