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Model # s730 problems WHEN i TURN ON THE CAMERA THE LENS DOES NOT EXTEND OUT AND THE CAMERA SHUTS OFF THEN BEEPS A COUPLE OF TIMES.

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    i turned my camera on it makes beeping noises and shuts off

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    the lens is completely our and it beeps a few times and shuts off.

  • acschmidt Feb 11, 2008

    i have the same problem, i turn it on, the lens donĀ“t gou out, it beeps twice and turn off.

    what can i do to solve it?

  • Nottellin Mar 08, 2008

    My camera will turn on (with the lens out) and then it will beep 3 times and then turn off without pullin in da lens!!!!!! i know it aint tha batteries b/c i have rechargebles and i charged em' all night!! no i didnt drop it on da dang beach whoever came up wit dat solution is pretty dang dumb omg!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    When I press the power button the camera just beeps and lens is not extending

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • drew79 May 29, 2008

    Alright, this is really pissing me off. The other day, I was taking a few pictures. My camera said that the memory was full and it shut off. I couldn't even turn it back on to delete pics/vids. I pulled out the memory card and deleted some pictures to make room. Now I can't turn it back on. When I try, the lens doesn't extend. It beeps a few times, then turns itself off. I'm about to throw it out the window and never buy a samsung product again. I visited their web site and it says I need to have the original receipt for any warranty claims. It was a freaking wedding gift!

  • ali-li May 30, 2008

    when i turn it off the lens dont come out and it wont shut,when i turn it on it is zomed ,my batteries be fully charged but when i put them in my camera it says low battery then shuts off,sometimes it just make a loud beep and cut off,my pictures are blurry,my memory isn't full but when i try to take a picture or video it says memory full,when i take a picture the botton get stuck and a red eye blinks,before i take a picture it freezes,the flash dosn't work,when i press the zome botton down it beeps then turn off and i think this ia all

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Commissioner "Solution 3- Gently smack it against your palm, hitting the edge where your USB cable plugs into the camera. Thats usually where the guide pins and lens barrell will be located."

This worked, I repeatedly palmed it while powering up. If only I found this solution a year ago. It now a backup to my s1050

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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Just got done reading about this problem I had the same thing going on remember I HAD the same thing happening and i followed this step cause it was only 95 bucks and no tworth fixing. Beat the **** out of it with a sledgehammer - This step has yet to work for anyone but it does make me feel better about the whole situation.

Thanks for the help

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O.K. - The 3 beeps error indicates that the lens is stuck and the camera cannot boot up, therefore shutting down. A common problem among all digital cameras and all brands, the only way to "fix" it is to reseat the guide pins into the guide slots. If your camera is under warranty, see if it is covered. You might get lucky. If not, and repair is too expensive, AND the camera is otherwise useless, you may try:

1- Gently grabbing the lens barrell and slightly pulling on it. AND I MEAN SLIGHTLY. This has worked for me countless times. The lens barrells tend to get stuck when opening and projecting out. So help it a little. Then press your power button and cross your fingers.

2- Simply, AND GENTLY, with even pressure, grab the lens while pressing the power button and see if it reseats itself. Listen for a slight click indicating the pins have been reseated. Then turn the power back off and see if the lens retracts.

3- Gently smack it against your palm, hitting the edge where your USB cable plugs into the camera. Thats usually where the guide pins and lens barrell will be located.

4- Dismantle the camera and try reseating the guide pins. Good luck working with no space and tiny parts. Also good luck just putting it all back together. Much less with a working lens.

5- Beat the **** out of it with a sledgehammer - This step has yet to work for anyone but it does make me feel better about the whole situation.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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    Just give it a tug. But be gentle....

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I have the same problem. so i called samsung. mine is still under warranty so they said to send it in for repair.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

Same thing happened to me I just returned it

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

Perhaps u dropped ur camera on the beach and sand went in between the shutters

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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