Camera turns on for three seconds, beeps three times, then stops.
When the camera is turned on, no LCD screen appears. Instead, the small light blinks once, the camera beeps three times, and the lens remains stationary. Is this an internal hardware problem? I have tried new batteries, taking the memory card in and out, but none of these have worked. I have seen a similar problem posted, but I didn't find the answer I was looking for. Thanks for your time.
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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATING YOUR FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA 1. READ YOUR CAMERA MANUAL before taking any photographs. 2. Check your batteries. Make sure to either recharge or replace them if you haven't used your camera as yet or for an extended period. 3. Insert your storage media card in the appropriate slot. If you forget to insert your media card, you'll get a "No Card" message. 4. Remove the lens cap. 5. Turn the camera on by either an on-off switch or a sliding lens cover. 6. Turn off the LCD. (See your camera manual for instructions) 7. Make sure your camera is set for automatic mode. Set the image quality to the size image desired-HQ (high quality) or less (to take more pictures on the same card). 8. Bring the camera up to your eye and look through the viewfinder. Positioning the target mark in the center of the viewfinder on your subject will assure that it will be in focus. 9. Push the zoom lever toward W (wide angle) to shoot wide-angle shots or push it toward the T (telephoto) to zoom in. 10. Press the shutter button half way down gently and confirm that the green light next to the viewfinder is illuminated. 11. Press the shutter button all the way down. You'll hear a beep when you take a picture. Wait until the green light stops flashing before taking another one. Remember, digital cameras have a slight delay that traditional cameras don't since it takes a second to save the image to your camera's storage media card. 12. Turn off the camera. Your new photograph should appear on your camera's LCD screen. TIPS: 1. Use the viewfinder to compose your photograph, not the LCD screen, which will severely drain your battery power. Use your LCD screen only when shooting close-up photographs. 2. Hold your camera steady. Sometimes, the least amount of movement will cause your photo to be slightly blurred. Purchase a very small tripod so that you can provide extra stability for your camera. Also, if there isn't enough light (indoors or outdoors), make sure to use your camera's flash. 3. Experiment with your camera's features and take notes so that you can learn what works for you. Do this before you plan to use it for an important family event or trip.
Here is the solution for your problem. If you look at your camera at an angle, you will see the zoom lens is little bent to the side. I want you to put press on it to snap-it into it's place. After you heard a click, then turn-on your camera. This will fix your cam.
This is a very common issue with digital camera on either the lens gears have to be replaced or the lens barrel need replacing. I rebuild these lenses all the time for 75.00 plus shipping and the turn around is normally less then a week. if you still need help fell free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
i had the same problem after letting the battery run very low. when i turn the power on, the camera beeps and turns off after a few seconds, the lens would not extend. i took it to a shop in china and they fixed it for about $25USD. i had the camera for 5 year now but it was worth $25 to get it fixed.
the 3 beeping sound means that the camera has low battery capacity. the lens is stuck out because there is incorrect battery connection. there is an option on the camera setting for the battery type. try this one: -turn the camera on -click on Menu button -select options using left/right, up/down button -select Set up 2 -Select Battery type -Select Alkaline for non-rechargable or Ni-MH for rechargable -click OK button
this setting should be done when using camera for the first time and whenever you are switching battery types, from rechargable to non-rechargable and vice versa.