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Camera won't turn on/lens extended

My friend was trying to take a picture and the camera shut off as soon as he hit the shutter button, and now the lens/zoomer thing is extended and it won't turn back on. If I hold the power button or the "view pictures" button down, the green light just blinks.

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Re: Camera won't turn on/lens extended - Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera Digital Cameras

Check the battery. It is probbly low

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

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Re: Camera won't turn on/lens extended

General system failure- Contact Samsung for repair cost.

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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