Question about Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera
This camera is only a month old & it just stopped working! It wont stay on, & now it wont even turn on. I've changed the batteries & everything. What to do?
I had same issues till I bought the following, got it from amazon but I guess just search somewhere else if you want. About £15
Samsung NI-MH battery(2300) & Charger kit
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
Well, first I would say you may be dealing with batteries that aren't recommended by the manufacturer. this can cause power issues. I was also going to suggest resetting the camera, but you can't turn it on, so that's out. I agree with Jackboy. Something's amiss here and, unless you dropped it, you may just have a lemon.
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Posted on Dec 04, 2007
Sent it back - obvously an early fail needs replacing from seller or makers website.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
if it uses AA-try a set of energizer lithium batterys as a experiment-i can pull 300-500 shots on a single set-some cameras are very strange about batterys and it's trial and error w/types-own a sony and reg batterys last 20 pics and dies-lithium have been fantastic for me
Posted on May 09, 2008
SOURCE: the battery seemed to die
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
Hope the advise is useful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
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