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Camera has jammed with the lens extended - Samsung Digimax L830 Digital Camera

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  • macsatkel Aug 01, 2009

    If the lens on you camera is stuck out, and the there is no sign of life, no lights on etc, it will be a power supply problem. Take out the battery, put it back in. That did it for me!
    If still not working, buy a new battery

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If the lens on the camera is stuck out, look to see if it's a little crooked. If it is, try to gently straighten it. If it still won't retract, try to gently push it in as you turn the power on.

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