Question about Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera
Okay.... Try this if lens is stuck out... look at the side profile of the lens... you should notice the it is not even.. the lens is probably stuck at a slight angle.. GENTLY force the lens to where it looks even... should fix the problem.... worked for me.
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
I replied back on one of the Samsung sites, but will post here also. First, thanks to all the suggestions and I did follow many of the "guest" ones. I had the camera all boxed up and ready to send to company, but decided to keep trying. I did all that was suggested, but nothing worked. The camera would bling, beep 3 times and the back would mainly be be black, but show icons for a few second and shut down. The lens never came out at all. I could not get camera to go to the Menu to do steps, so I just held the camera button down..to keep the camera powered and very very gently...tapped the camera on one side against my kitchen table. Then turned it over and tapped very gently againts the other...ALL the time holding down the On button.
And much to my great surprise...the lens came out and the camera was completely back to normal. I can't help but think something was just not lined up exactly right. The camera has been working just great ever since and I still am using..again, much to my great suprise, the very basic Energizer batteries.
I did as suggested and turned off everything I didn't need in the camera. Turned off the sound, and have it at the 1m setting, and I don't zoom or turn camera on and off every time I shoot. The battery shows it is still FULL now. I was thinking to when my camera first started problems and it was when I did swtich to the rechargeable. I know it should not make any difference and I know the setting to do to--as presented in book and by others posting here. But, now..I am so happy the camera works, i am very reluctant to try the rechargeable batteries again.
So, please..for all that have the bling, 3 beeps and shut down problem..try the tapping against table..very lightly. Maybe, first take batteries out, wait a few minutes and then start fresh.
I sincerely hope you will have good luck the way I did. And if you dropped the camera to begin with, and it quits, maybe you need to tap it again to line things back up. Believe me, this is just a suggestion. When nothing else works, you learn to try anything as there is nothing to lose.
Sorry, this is long, but I just wanted to let everyone know--don't give up on this camera. Try a little of everything.
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
Remove battery for a minute and insert it again.
There is a Battery Type setting in the Menu of your camera.
Do the following:
- Press Menu/ Ok button
- Go to Set Up 2
- Scroll down to Battery Type
Two options under Battery Type:
- Alkaline- if you are using non- rechargeable battery
- NiMH- if you are using rechargeable battery
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
Finallly sent it in for repair - two times! First time, it took several weeks before I got it back. When it arrived it still would not work, so it had to be sent in again. Then they tell me I broke the camera myself so if they are to send it back (unrepaired) I would have to pay them $50. At this time, paying shipping costs back and forth I figured it wouldnt be cost effective. All together it cost me a total of $200 for 15 pictures taken with the first battery set, which after it would do nothing but beep three times. Some people mention the cause being that they dropped it, but I never did, it was like that straight out of the box.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
My samsung 630 turns on fine now but now i go to take a picture and the red eye just blinks and blinks and blinks. it focuses but then the red eye just blinks. i can hold the button down to take a picture but if i do that the flash doesn't work then and the picture is dark. if i don't hold the button down to take a picture the red eye just blinks and goes back to like i never took a picture in the first place.
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
The tapping thing works!! I did it too gently the first two times i tried it.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Just to let you know the banging it against the table to even the lens back out worked perfect! My camera is now back up and running!
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
I had the same problem...and followed your instructions & pulled outwards gently on the lens & it was fixed! Thanks so much!!
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
My Samsung S630 take all time the flow pictures. Can you help me to resolve this trouble?
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
I wiggled my lens n heard as sound as if something was un sticking..I think with two toddlers it must have fallen in somthing and crusted around the lens as gross as it sounds if i were you i would try to wiggle the lens a little as soon as i did i turned on the camra and the lens went ion and the camra satrted working agian
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
I have tried everyones suggestions. My lense still won't come out. Then I realized how hot it was around the lense and monitor. Is anyone else having this problem. I've also just had my camera for under a year. I will still keep trying the tapping it on the table thingie. Good advice
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
Here's another tip for more Battery Life - Dim the LCD and turn off the AF lamp.
- Press the Center Ok button
- Press Right 2 times to Setup1
- Press down 5 times to LCD
- Press Right to Change
-DARK - Down to AF Lamp ** -OFF -Press OK 3 times to Exit Menu Also, on the setup screen is a Speaker for Sound settings. If you don't need the sounds, turn them off. this saves Battery Life too. ** I only use the AF Lamp ON if the Lighting is Dark and I'm using MACRO (flower) Mode. Suggestions for Better Pictures and Longer Battery Life: I take almost all ofthe Pictures with the Selector Wheel in AUTO I Turn of the Red Eye Flash and use the Lightning Bolt with the A Instead. Set the Picture resolution Down to a Lower Setting.. I don't use the 6M setting for E-mail Pictures. Using a Lower resolution saves time writing to the card and save battery life. Press the +/- button and then I select the 3M or 1M Mode Press Down and Select SuperFine ( Many Squares ) Problem: Pressed the Button and there is Long Delay before the Picture is taken! The Flash isn't charged for the First Picture. So when you press the Shutter, there might be a 1 or 2 second delay while the flash Charges. Fix this by pressing the Shutter Button 1/2 way before you take your first Picture. Do this right after you turn on the Camera and set up the flash. The Flash will then Be Charged and ready for the First Shot. Also, Hold the Shutter 1/2 way and let the Camera AutoFocus before pressing all the way. If it is in Focus you See a Green Box. If it Can't find Focus you see a RED box and your Picture will be blurry. Move Back and try again, or for close up use MACRO (Flower) mode. But do the Same... Set Flash, Hold Shutter 1/2 way to Focus... Hope these ideas help..
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
Remove the batteries and insert it again.
Hold the On Button to Keep the camera Powered.
- Press the Center Ok button
- Press Right 3 times to Setup2
- Press down 7 times to Battery Type
- Press Right to Change
Two Battery Types:
- Alkaline- Camera Looking for 3.2 volts
*- NiMH- Camera Looking for 3.0 volts -Press OK 3 times to Exit Menu * I use NiMH even if I'm using Alkaline... Seems to Work for Me..
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
Suggestion- I had same problem- nothing worked- Took it back
plan to research before I buy another-
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
Ok, i tried the twisting the camera lens, cause its tilted thing, i tried the "tapping" it and I worry if I bust this thing I'll tear it up, it's a battery thing, get a good pair of batteries cause it turned on and then reset itself back to the lens sticking back out. i took the batteries out reset them inside and quickly took the battery out so the lens was in, so get a good good pair.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
I had the same exact problem and i tried the above, hitting it, banging it, and my husband gently twisted the lense back and fourth and you could here it click back into place..problem solved..hope this helps someone else
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Camera got dropped..had the same problem here, looked after reading this and the smallest part of the telescoping lense was just a little tilted. Gently moved it out and popped it back, works fine now. Another thank you for the tip!
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
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