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Samsung s630 camera

Camera turns on, shows image in lens for about 3 seconds, beeps three times, then shuts off. Lens is stuck in out position and camera is warm to the touch near the flash.

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  • lpkat13 Nov 11, 2007

    I have the same problem except mine dosen't beep before it shuts off.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    i have tried the menu thing although the camera will not stay on for long enough to do it - at all. any other suggestions?

  • BreezyBelle Dec 12, 2007

    Turns on for 3 seconds, beebs 3 times, then shuts off

  • Katzhalo Jan 01, 2008

    Camera comes on briefly (a few seconds) beeps 3 times, and shuts off. I have tried new batteries, turned it on and quickly pressed Menu... A "Low Battery" message comes up on the screen. These are brand new batteries.. I've tried several from different packages, so I know it's not a bad pack of batteries. Removing the batteries and reinserting after a few minutes, does not help. I need help NOW, or this piece of junk goes back to the store.

  • ALFern Jan 18, 2008

    I just received it(new camera), took about 8-10 pictures/15 minutes of use, scrolled through the menu settings, then it beeps and says `low battery`. It is not when checking with battery tester. The settings are on `Alkaline battery` so it should not be a problem. Replaced the batteries with new ones, and the same problem appears after turning on/off 2-3 times.

    Also encountered two of my friends cameras (different brands, but with the exact same battery cover design) had the same problem which made them throw away dosens of good batteries. Have not tried with rechergeable ones.

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    I have tried waiting a while then trying to turn it back on.

  • samsung630 Jan 25, 2008

    My Camera does the same thing , the lens is stuck out, it will not stay on , I tried to do the thing with removing the batteries and doing the set up thing that was suggested and it won't stay on long enough to do it, shuts down and beeps three times, Help

  • RoysWife Jan 28, 2008

    Im having the same exact problem my camera turns on briefly and then turns off after beeping 3 times. I have rechargable batteries and I just bought the camera and the batteries 2 days ago. The camera was working just fine through the first 50 pictures I took then all of the sudden it stopped working and acting crazy and now my zoom is stuck out! HELP!!!

  • liabee Feb 10, 2008

    I have the same problem, only used the batteries for about 10 minutes, and the battery icon reads 2/3 full. I can't find the rechargeable batteries recommended.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    Funny, I just had the same problem Friday afternoon and I just tried playing around with it to fix it and I just ended up leaving it alone, took the battery out and let it sit. I just tried it 5 minutes ago and it works fine.

  • solitude Feb 13, 2008

    AM I now stuck with this camera? I bought it due to ease of use and had the basics I wanted. NOW, when I turn it on, it doesn't even OPEN up camera lens. Just beeps 3 times. The batteries are fine, so that is NOT the problem.

    I hope someone can offer a real solution or the Samsung company will send out updates on how to fix the problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    comes on lins is stuck out goes back off

  • bluebat Feb 21, 2008

    Have the same problem. won't turn on except to beep three times. Ideas anyone? Can this be serviced? Tks.

  • dellarango Mar 15, 2008

    same problem. Lens stuck half out and camera won't turn back on. Changed batteries, still won't turn on.

  • Limja23 Mar 17, 2008

    Yeah this camera has the same problem with the three beeps

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    Shutter is stuck out and camera cut on and cut right back off with in seconds.

  • KarAnn Mar 22, 2008

    I have this same exact problem. My camera lens is all the way out. When I cut it waits a second then beeps 3 annoying times. Obviously there is a major malfunction with this camera. It should be taken off of the market before other people waste their money :) I've only had my camera for 6 months!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    exactly the same problem. even with brand new NiMH batteries, the camera will do 3 beeps + shut down after about 20 seconds or so. no help from samsung.

    don't buy this.

  • zoe girl Apr 08, 2008

    Same problem, accually dropped it, lense would not go back in and you know the rest. I held on to end of the lense then pulled out on it. Part of it was out of place. I had to gently pull on it a couple of more times and it finally worked correctly when I turned it on.

    Jenn Tennessee

  • mengo Apr 19, 2008

    the lens is stuck out and then shows the picture for like three seconds, but will not let me go to my pictures already taken.

    then it turns off and beeps three times, but the lens does not go in.

    i have already triednew batteries.

    what do i do to fix this?

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    Awesome advice! I fixed mine in about 2 seconds (after reading the helpful advice of others posted here). It's nice to know that there are others willing to share their experiences so we can fix our own stuff. BTW...Samsung's website does list this issue in their troubleshooting guide. Their suggestion is to replace the batteries or bring it in for service (obviously they can't really tell you to push the lens back into alignment...but they do acknowledge the issue).

    Don't forget about the warranty folks...if it's only 6 months old, you're covered!

  • dizzy baby Jul 29, 2008

    i was taking pictures the other day and my camera made a loud boom and ever since then the flash wont work and i can only take pictures without the flash . but it also says f 2.5 1/45 , whenver tha flash won't work ...

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    Same problem. Will never bother with Samsung again for anything - this is the second camera from them that has lasted only ~1.2yrs

  • pixiedust740 Aug 15, 2008

    my samsung S630 camera has not been working at all... i put fresh batteries in it and still nothing. The lens is stuck out and i have tried to press it back it... it is slightly crooked so i tried to press it even an all it did was push in more but still crooked. the lens is still stuck out and when i press the on/off button all it does is beep really loud three times and then shut back off.. please help me if you have a solution.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    when i turn on the camera the lens would not come out, then the camera beeps twice and then it goes off

  • beck2 Jan 25, 2009

    When turning off, zoom lens is stuck in the out position. Zoom functionality won't work either.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    my screen is white when i power on my samsung s630. someone help!



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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

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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 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.
judy malone

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • solitude Apr 06, 2008


    this is judy again, and my little red camera is still working.

    I am almost embarrassed to say that it just keeps on going and going now and nothing I do to it makes it quit working.

    I keep the Kodak rechargeable batteries in it and I keep setting at 1m and not 3,4,5 or 6 and it does just fine with that.

    We've had lots of rain here in Tenn and I've had it out in all the dampness and it's been in my jacket pocket and jarred abt and everything.

    If I could think of any other possibilities, I would tell you as I so much want your camera to work for you--the way mine works for me. My camera never did feel too hot, but was warm to the touch when I had those problems. Now, it is never warm.

    I guess if you've pulled at lens to straighten them out, switched batteries and set all settings to lowest possble to avoid battery drain, and nothing works, I guess there is a point where you do have to give up. I will read back thru all my postings, here on a few other sites where there were the same complaints, and see If I or anyone else had any other ideas. I also found out that the Casio camera had many of the same problems, but I have not owned one of them, so can't speak from experience. But, it makes me think this problem must be common to more than just the Samsung.

    I will return here later and add more. And yes, I still wish Samsung would address this problem.


  • solitude Apr 06, 2008

    1. Here are the comments I made on some other site, and went into the most detail. See if any of this might help.

    2. I copied and pasted the answer here, so not sure how this will appear now and don't know why the numbers are out to side as I write this note.

    3. judy malone at 12:57am on Monday, March 24, 2008

    4. Ok, the last seems to have passed the test so here are my comments. Mainly, that I wish everyone would have as much success getting the Samsung working as I have. I fooled around with the camera today to see if I could return it to the time it didn't work and of course, the camera keeps working fine! I read the downloaded booklet the Samsung CD-ROM had with the camera and noted a few things. One said when using the camera for the first time, a menu will be displayed to set the date/time, language and battery type. This menu will NOT be displayed after setting up. So, I wonder if part of the problems later come from this. If you used the batteries that came with camera (if yours did) or if you bought some and used them, does the camera automatically set the battery you use? I did NOT set my camera when I first used it except for date. It was already in English mode. Anyway the regular batteries ran down so fast, that is why I switched to the rechargeable ones. I have tried and tired to think IF my problems started before the change or not.
      Today, I did fool around with the camera and tried to figure out how to get to the battery setting. I finally did and had it written out previously, but then it wouldn't post. I know I went to the MENU and went over to the Select 2 item and went down the line--I had Overview--0.5, Power off--1min, LCD--save, Video Out--NTSC, Format--NO (and you know that if you say yes to format, you will LOSE all your photos as this wipes the slate clean) and then on the RESET....I hit the RESET button. I am always amazed when anyting works, but this kept my main settings, but allowed me to reset others and the item that came up...under the RESET word was BATTERY TYPE. Funny, as it clearly showed I was still on the regular Akaline batteries...and the camera was working fine. So, I just don't think the setting abt camera battery is all that critical. I went ahead and set the battery type to Ni-MH..
      I think there was an ealier post abt the formatting and camera saying to format the card. You would only do this if this is a NEW CARD that has nothing on it and maybe needs formatting for this camera or some other Memory card that has items on it and needs to be removed. But, never, never hit the format if you have photos on it. They will vanish and the memory card will be blank. I think there is a program you can buy to restore them..but I am not sure.
      Bottom line is the camera is still working fine and I can't deliberately find a way to make it NOT work!!
      I did change the MP from my low setting of 1 up to 3 and I did notice that even this small change makes the battery do down faster...even though I get plenty picts from my Kodak rechareables. I also found in the booklet all kinds of things this camera can do--which does make it a great camera once you get it working.
      I made some composite shots of my son, and it's neat to shoot a pict of him, then of his daughter and have them side by side. And they print out so great.
      Just please don't give up. If you have new batteries or rechargeable batteries and you know they are charged and the camera says no and it beeps and blings...keep on trying. If you can get the camera to turn on..and hold the shutter half way down to keep the power on..then you can get to menu and maybe make some changes. In the old days, I would know to file down the battery tips to ensure connections were good, but that doesn't apply to these new cameras it seems.
      I know this is long, but I just want so much for everyone else to get their camera up and working and I have just been lucky to do something that makes mine work. And it was just tapping camera, wiggling the lens, and jarring something into place. If I knew exactly what I did right, i would type it here instantly.
      Please post if your camera starts working and also let us know what you did to get it going.
      judy in Tennessee


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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

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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

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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.

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  • Simone Dec 25, 2010

    I have exactly the same problem - did you find a solution?


The tapping thing works!! I did it too gently the first two times i tried it.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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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!!

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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

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Suggestion- I had same problem- nothing worked- Took it back
plan to research before I buy another-

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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

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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

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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!

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