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It turns on but then turns off

My camera's lens is stuck out and when i turn it on it beeps three times then turns off by itself how do i fix it?

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  • cristalmarie May 10, 2008

    my camera turns on for a second then turns off and beeps three times and the lens is stuck out

  • Apesjoy May 15, 2008

    The lens is stuck out! Have tried to replace batteries, and when I try to turn it on the light flashes and the lens stays out wont go it! I really want it to start working again! :( Please help!

  • BigAlDeuce Jun 27, 2008

    I have the same problem but no solution. Inserting recharged NiMH, new NiMH batteries, and new alkaline batteries didn't cure my problem. I also tried to power up with no memory card inserted and with a memory card inserted using the various battery scenarios previously mentioned.

  • cherishme27 Jun 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, my sister has a camera like mine and it does the same thing and her husband fixed it, the lens were not straight and he straightend them and it worked. but it didnt work for mine, but maybe for someone elses it will.

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    my camera turn on beeps three times and turns off i added new bateries but it still doesnt work please help

  • cms1260 Jul 18, 2008

    same problem, and have changed to new batteries. It still doesn't work.

  • aessom08 Aug 17, 2008

    I did'nt drop it at all, but the lens just won't go back in , and i've only had the camera for a month. I guess i will just try calling customer support, since it's still under warranty, but i honeslty don't want a replacemet camrea, I WANT MY MONEY BACK, not that i've came to realize it's such a common problem.

  • genie_irie Oct 03, 2008

    my camera's lens is stuck out and when i turn it on it beeps three times then turns off by itself how do i fix it?

  • gabriels_mom Oct 25, 2008

    mine does the same thing after 2 months. they won't replace it

  • gabriels_mom Oct 25, 2008

    i just called for the 3rd time and they were complete jerks to me. I am going to try to get this recalled b/c my camera did the same thing and told me I didn't have a warranty. If your camera did the same thing and you want to help me get it recalled please email

  • kevinevvvv Oct 28, 2008

    Is there a fix?

  • samanthaphi Nov 16, 2008

    My daughter's camera had the same problem: lens is stuck open (visibly crooked), camera won't turn on, beeps three times and shuts off.

    We gently nudged the camera lens back into place (heard a slight snap), and the problem was fixed.



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Wiggling the lens, then turning the camera back on WORKED!

yay! now i dont have to get a new one, or go to a camera repair place. Thanks.

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Lens is stuck out it beeps and wont go back in

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NO! Mine did the exact same thing. Just take and try to easily move the camera lens while pushing to turn it on. The lens will go back in. Make sure you have good batteries though. But, this did fix it.

Hold the camera as if you were going to take a picture but down so you can see the lens, you'll notice it is crooked. It needs to be straight to go back in.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • hurrytimer Jul 23, 2008

    Try pulling out the lens gently and wiggle it just a little but not too hard you dont wont to break it :)


You need new batteries... My camera did the same thing

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