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When i turn the camera on it chimes 3 times then shuts off

Whenever I turn on my 1030sw camera it chimes 3 times then shuts itself off.

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After a year or so, and not having always rinsed the camera after using in sea water (my bad) the camera got water in it.
The screen is black, it Shimes 4 times and then nothing

The screen should be ok because it came up once (in play mode)

I tried to open the camera to remove any residues i might have found and discovered that one of the frontal screws didn't have a rubber seal on it.

The quality of the screws is very bad and you can very easily damage them, making it impossible to remove them

There was indeed plenty os residue and rust in the inner parts of the camera ...

I think the leak came through the battery / card cover

Once you have some salt deposit in there it just seems to close well but doesn't close well enough to avoid water leaking in

The frontal cover color / varnish started peeling off just 2-3 months after usage in water. Then the cover above the lens came off ...

For a rugged camera it has just too many parts that can come off and compromise waterproof-ness ...

Too expensive for that kind of quality ...

Next time I will buy a regular (good) camera and a casing ...

or are there better quality builds ?

Posted on Jul 14, 2012

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Mine is now doing that, have you figured out what was wrong with yours? Mine has never been dropped, so the solution above doens't work for me.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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Mine was doing the exact same thing. i just fixed it by taking the little silver frame that wraps around the lens off. This may effect the cameras use underwater but atleast it will work above the sea! just peeled it right off and it works perfectly now.... free :]

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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You should have dropped the camrer down at least once. you have to replace the lens costs around 60$.

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