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Please help the camera i have is a samsung s500 and it dosen't want to turn on right now. when it worked, i turn it off and the lens didn't close right.that's what caused it to no turn on. i used to make it work by pushing the lens in. but then it did the samething. but now the lens are stuck. and won't turn on.what should i do

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Re: please help


In issues like this it helps to have the camera on my workbench where I can test its bits but from your description the problem is likely the servo motor that moves the lens in and out.

When the motor starts to go bad you can still get it to function by pushing on the lens - as you did - but once it freezes the system will stop to function.

Samsung offers service for that camera - you need to follow this link:

Sign up for a service account and then log in, at which point you can begin the process of initiating a service request and contract. You can do this, but the cost of the repair is likely to be higher than the cost of simply replacing the camera, especially when you factor in the shipping and insurance costs both ways.

Your model camera is available on Amazon for as little as $80 and on EBay can be purchased brand new for as little as $107 thru buy it now auctions. YMMV but I suggest replacing it with a new model.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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