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Camera frozen My samsung s500 camera is frozen. I tried to take a picture and it shut off with the lens stuck out. I haven't been able to turn it back on. The batteries are fresh. Please help.

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The autofocus motor is stuck. It's a Samsung common problem and can't be fixed by the user. If it's still under warrenty you can send it to the the listed repair facility in NYC, otherwise you might wind up paying aa much as what you bought if for. BTW, they fixed mine while it was still under warrenty and three months later, it's broken again with the same problem. My advice? DON'T BUY ANOTHER SAMSUNG PRODUCT AS LONG AS YOU LIVE!!

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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The autofocus motor is stuck. It's a Samsung common problem and can't be fixed by the user. If it's still under warrenty you can send it to the the listed repair facility in NYC, otherwise you might wind up paying aa much as what you bought if for. BTW, they fixed mine while it was still under warrenty and three months later, it's broken again with the same problem. My advice? DON'T BUY ANOTHER SAMSUNG PRODUCT AS LONG AS YOU LIVE!!

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I have a samsung S500 and when I turn it on the lens doesn't open or extend and it will beep 3 times and shut off. I have tried new batteries and nothing works. I took it to a camera shop and they


Well, have you ever considered that the lenses MIGHT be defected? If it's true, you can send it back to the manufacturer, as long as it wasn't YOU who made it defected.
Another tip, is maybe the lens isn't made for that type of camera.
Lastly, the lens can just be broken, so you should carefully examine it, and see INSIDE of it, to make sure all of the parts are their. Hope this helps (:

Jun 11, 2012 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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The lens is stuck and will not retract. The camera does turn on but the lens is frozen.


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Dec 22, 2009 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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Black screen


The issue is likely a bad lens assembly. Consumers wishing to repair this can check ebay for a replacement lens assembly, motor and sensor are usually included.

This happened to my Samsung s700 while I was mucking with it recently. It can happen when the lens meets severe resistance while trying to open, thus damaging the lens. The camera turns on and cannot tell precisely where the lens is, and subsequently the camera leaves the CCD imaging sensor turned off.

Replacement is easier than repair as lots of intricate parts are involved. However, the centermost ring will pop off with a little force, revealing four screws. The screws on the back side of the lens assembly are pretty obvious. Best of luck to anyone trying to fix this rather than replace it...

Apr 04, 2009 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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Camera turns off when shutter button is pressed.


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Try replacing batteries (high Ah photographic type).
The lens motor & electronics may be draining power if Ah capacity has dropped too low. At night, it could be that your flash is trying to fire (another drain), or shutter timer / mirror staying open longer.

Sep 20, 2017 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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Camera beeps loud 3 times and shuts right off!!


sounds like a lens error, does the lens extend or retract? You probably have to get the lens back on track, use gentle pressure wiht the camera face down on a towel covered table and turn on to see if the camera tries to retract the lens. I really dislike these types of cameras that extend the lens everytime, if it turns on in your pocket, your doomed!

May 27, 2008 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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When I try to turn on my camera (Samsung Digimax S500), it beeps 3 times.


My Samsung S500 kept shutting down (with lens extended but no beeping) as soon as it was turned on. After reading similar problems being caused by a jammed lens mechanism, I GENTLY twisted & tugged the extended lens mechanism (no crude comments please), and it worked the next time it was turned on.

Apr 20, 2008 | Samsung Cameras

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Will not stay on


Lens motor stalled. Checkout the price of a repair at Samsung support

Sep 09, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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Camera won't turn on/lens extended


General system failure- Contact Samsung for repair cost.

Aug 30, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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It dont turn on


I had the same problem. Try to turn it on, 3 beeps and then it would shut down. Screen would come on for that time. Also, the lens was stuck open. It wouldn't close.

I twisted the lens (gently) and it appeared stuck. A gentle screw motioned seemed to free it. I hit the power button and it come on, but this time no 3 beeps and shut down. I then turned it off and this time the lens retracted and closed.

So, it appears that if the lens gets stuck open, it has a shut down feature that doesn't allow the camera to go further into its operation modes. I believe this stuck open problem occured on our camera when the batteries went low.

Again, a second of gentle twisting seemed to unstick it and with fresh batteries in, it was able to operate and shut down properly.

As far as batteries, I use the rechargeable Ni-Cad 2500 mA. They last a while.

Blessings to you!

Jun 02, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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Frozen camera


your lense is jammed try to put your finger in it and close the lense all the way it might me like hardly closed, i had that problem and now my is open all the way so i cant close it yuo can email me at minimacaluso@yahoo.com or im makaluso06

Jan 26, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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