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Digimax samsung s500 beeps 3 times lens stuck wont stay on

Cant retract lens wont stay on

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  • kklayla Dec 14, 2007

    digimax samsung s500 beeps 3 times lens stuck wont stay on

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    same problem, tried turning it on and it stays on for 3 seconds, beeps 3 times and goes off. i tried what some guy said, and to rap it against something, but its still not working. help!

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    my digital camera beeps 3 times and nevers turns on..

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    My mom has the has new batteries, the lens is stuck half way out, the light goes green and it beeps 3 times, but it won't go on! Its holiday time, please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    once my camera ran out of battery with the lens out and every time I try to turn it on even with new batteries it beeps three times and doesn't even turn on

  • obxjj Dec 21, 2007

    Camera froze and lens is stuck out. Can't turn on.

  • Peckdowner Jun 16, 2008

    I have the exact problem. My daughter took it on a field trip at school. Don't know what happened and, of course, she has not clue but the lens became stuck while extended. I tried batteries, memory card. I usually use rechargeables but went to Wallyworld and bought Duracell Ultra Digital luck.

    HELP! Doesn't Samsung have a solution for this??? It think I will call them.

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    My lens isn't stuck out it just won't come out. Turn it on.. 3 beeps and off it goes! Tapping the floor hasn't worked for me.

  • daxross Dec 24, 2008

    my camera lense is in, but camera makes 3 loud beeps when i turn it on, and shuts off.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    We did a combo of new, good batteries and banging on the floor.

    We had put new batteries in it, but they were the cheapo's. couldn't get it to stay on OR get a picture on the screen for the few seconds we did turn it on. We banged it on the arm of the chair and got the picture back, but it still wouldn't stay on. Then we put new, better-grade batteries in and it works like a champ.

    Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions!

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    my lens on the camera is stuck. Ive changed the batteries four times and the lens still wont retract. The camera beeps 5 times and then shuts off. Nothing I am doing will keep it on

  • chelseav84 Mar 14, 2009

    I barely dropped my camera on the carpet and with little impact. Now the lens is stuck out and when I turn it on it beeps 3 times and then turns off, tapping it on the floor didn't work for me.



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Mine got stuck with lens out. The batteries were new so I never imagined it could be the batteries, but they were cheap ones so I recharged a pair of good ones and once I put tried them on it worked just fine again. Conclusion, the "new" cheap batteries had only enough energy to turn it on and then they couldn't give it enough energy to make it work anymore and that's why I couldn't retract the lens or even turn it off properly. So in your case, try using a couple of good and new batteries.

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Well i read a couple of the solutions after taking my camera apart and still couldn't find anything, So I tapped the bottom of my camera on the Floor 3 times(as suggested by mygizmo) well he said desk lol....and now it's working .Now all is well. Thanks to all.

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I had the same problem.....3 beeps, no lens, no screen.  I was ready to shop for a new one, but I wanted to try all the different solutions given on this site. Well, tapping the bottom of my camera on my desk 3 times worked. Now all is well. Thanks to all.

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