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Digimax 500 My Digimax 500 camera makes 3 beeps and then it shuts down. NONE of the on-line tips work for me. Believe me, I have tried them all. Three months ago it did the very same thing. I sent it to a Samsug authed repair facility in NYC and they replaced the gear drive at no charge. It worked just fine until a week ago, but now it's out of warrenty and I can't send it back again. . It's a great camera, but I'm wondering if there's some kind of fatal design flaw in this model? Please help me.

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Mine is doing the same thing. warrenty is up also.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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My camera has been doing the same thing. and i was wondering the same thing.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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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!

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