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Samsung L85 camera image issues

My L85 camera was working great for about 2 months, until suddenly, every time I turn on the camera, everything appears fuzzy. I mean very fuzzy, as in you cannot even distinguish what you are looking at on the screen. Then as I zoom in, the image begins to clear up, until it reaches the end of the optical zoom, and attempts to switch to digital zoom. Here is where the second problem occurs. When going to digital zoom, the camera makes an odd beeping noise 3 times, then shuts itself off. The camera is fully charged, so there is no battery issue. I have no idea what is wrong with my camera! Please help!

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Re: Samsung L85 camera image issues

If your camera is still under warenty here is number of the repair center in Ca. 310 632-1234. Have model number and serial of camera at hand. They may have you go on line to their web site and fill out a repair request.

Forewarned :I purchaced a L85 new before
Thanksgiving and it did not work out of the box at all. Sent in camera and it was returned on Dec. 20th. I sent the battery with camera and none was returned. After buying another battery and charging, to my frustration the camera worked only enough to extend the lens and flash the LCD screen and that's it. I am trying to get an exchange from seller but am not to confident this is going to happen. Lots of emails back and forth but no progress.
Hope you have better luck then I am having.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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