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Sumsung digimax My sumsung digimax produces 3 beeps then shuts down whats the problem

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    My camera did also have the ame problem. After several attempts of gently turning the lense left to right it did finally click and go back in. It does still however make a clicking sound when the 2nd lense goes into the first but seems to be ok at this point.

  • sexy eyes Jan 22, 2008

    turn camera on make three beeps and shut down

  • kevin920 Jan 23, 2008

    camera lens stuck out and does not turn on any solutions on how to fix this

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    My camera is doing same thing did you find any help?

  • jaleet Jun 29, 2008

    camera beeps 3 times then shuts down

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    same problem. Three beeps and its off. I think i've turned the lense and its working now.



  • diane59631 Sep 05, 2008

    Samsung Digimax S500 When I turn it on, the green light comes on and it beeps three times but nothing else. I have replaced the batteries.

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    I try to turn my camera on my camera beeps 3 times then nothing, whats wrong with it

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    same thing can someone find somethin out pleasee

  • btstudio Feb 15, 2009


    1. mine beeps 3 times and wont work i have changed batties 3 times still no good please can anybody help me thanks

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    everyone keeps saying to turn the lens but how do you do that if it is not stuck out?

  • bob0139 Mar 18, 2009

    Ya, me too. My Samsung S500 beeps 3 times after I try to turn it on, and then turns back off. People say to try to turn the lens left and right, but I can't because my lense is stuck in. Please can somebody help?!

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Get a butter knife or any thin object like that and use it to push out the lens and turning it on at the same time you will hear a clicking noise which is normal once completely out, use your hand with a gentle but firm presure move it form left to right
and then hopefully it should work after that
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All you have to do is turn the lenses left to right couple times then turn it back on it should work...its cause ur lenses is stuck too much moist.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • tbf1991 Aug 05, 2010

    My lens would come out a little ways, then beep three times, then shut again. I tried turning the lens both directions, but it wouldn't turn. Then, when I turned it on and the lens came out, I forced it back in. It clicked twice but the next time I tuned it on, it worked again. I was at the point of thinking I needed a new one, so I took a risk by forcing it. Now I don't need to by a new one.

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Probably the lens may have been stuck out so it would not power on. It will in this case create a 3 beeps and power off. You can kept putting it on and at the same time pushing the lens left and right. After you heard a click sound and the lens would be back probably. It continues to shut down because the lens were stuck and that is why it was not booting up. This is a major flaw for this particular model.

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    How does the solution help? can u provide some details after applying it?

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I've got the same problem. i tried changing the batteries but iot didn't work. i tried to connect the unit to the pc to reset but it doesn't work just the same. i took had the camera taken to the samsung service center in greenhills. the unit beeps because the lens barrel was stuck. it had to be replaced. the parts plus repair cost almost P2k. according to the technician, problem must have been due to moist build up

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

Its not the batteries...I have the same camera and I am extremely dissapointed. I can put in brand new LITHIUM batteries and it will still beep 3 times...I also have the problem of the lens staying out...I will go to take a picture and as soon as I click the shutter button half way to focus it will turn off....Right now I am having this problem but this time the camera won't turn back on...It usually will turn back on after it does this...I have friends who also have the same camera and I was taking a picture for them and it did the same thing...just last night!

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

Its the batterys

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Turn camera on and three beeps and then goes off

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