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Samsung S500 beeps and turns off when i hit shutter

Ill turn on the camera and it apears to be fine but as soon as I hit the shutter button the screen goes black. Nothing I do will get it to turn back on so I hit the power button which results in the camera beeping several times and finally retracting the lens and turning off. Im not sure if this has anything to do with the batteries that I put on the camera (AA Duracell's which arent the best decision but i needed a quick picture of something asap) and dont think i have dropped it recently. Also my Olympus C-725 Ultra Zoom is doing the same thing...weird.

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  • jduran1 Dec 13, 2007

    They werent using the same batteries. The Samsung has the Duracells and the Olympus is using Panasonic AAs.

  • strobie56 Dec 14, 2007

    It doesn't matter how many new batteries I try, I only get one or two pictures taken and the same situation mentioned happens to me.

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    Camera will not come on....light comes on then it beeps three times and shuts off with lens still extended.

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    I have been having the same problem...changed batteries but the screen doesn't come on and it beeps 4 times and lens retracts and that is it. Anyone found an answer yet?

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    lens wont open

  • foxglovebox Jul 02, 2008

    i have the same problem. the batteries i use are rechargable and the camera now just makes a weird click noise, the screen flashes for a quick second and then the camera won't do anything.

  • harold3124 Jul 02, 2008

    driver para la camara



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If the Olympus is using the exact same batteries as the Canon, there is a high chance that the problem is with the batteries.

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