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Polaroid i639 Lens won't open. Beeps three times when I turn it on. It was doing that, then I got it working for no apparent reason, now doing it again. It's not the batteries.

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  • jcbeasley Jan 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. Any solutions out there?

  • davantrey88 Feb 17, 2008

    My lens wont contract. It is extended and stuck. When powered on, it beeps three times and powers off. I have no idea how to fix this.



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Ok, i just had this problem 5 minutes ago because i dropped my camera. I know, very stupid of me! but i was able to fix it myself, and hopefully you can too.
the problem is your lense. The lense being stuck causes the camera to automatically power off. if you can tell where the lense is stuck (you can usually see because it is jammed and lower than the rest, it slants in that direction) you may be able to pull it back out without damaging the camera. i just did this and i was so relieved!

Posted on May 28, 2008


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