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CAMERA WILL NOT TURN ON--JUST BEEPS

WE HAVE FRESH EXPENSIVE BATTERIES IN THE CAMERA AND WHEN WE TRY TO TURN IT ON IT JUST BEEPS A FEW TIMES AND WON'T TURN ON...............HELP?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sylvianne Feb 10, 2008

    Same thing described above. The camera beeps loudly a few times and that's that. I'm pretty frustrated. The Samsung website doesn't offer any troubleshooting information at ALL and the camera's user manual doesn't either.

  • pam b Feb 13, 2008

    Seems like everyone, including me has the same problem. Just put fresh batteries in and it just beeps LOUDLY 3 times and won't turn on!!! HELP!!

  • solitude Feb 17, 2008

    It is exactly as everyone has described. I was not even able to finish out the 512 MB before the camera would start beeping 3 times and shutting down. I did everything one would do to get it to work. New batteries, new rechargeable batteries, even filing the tips of batteries as in OLD days when batteries would not work with SLR 35mm camera's. I bought a new Lexar 512 MB to see if the new one would work...and all to no avail.

    I can put the memory card in a photo printer and ALL picts show up, so I know the memory card is good.

    So, what gives? Understand, I was very pleased with this cute little red Samsung as it produced better quality shots than many of my friends more expensive digital cameras including some SLR digital. And I loved the ease of use of the Samsung.

    Sadly, I am just very upset with this camera now and that Samsung doesn't seem to take seriously the buyers of this camera and what it means as far as us buying anymore Samsung productss.

    I HOPE the problem can be resolved, but until it does, I will not buy another Samsung camera or other product. And I regreat that as I have thought they were really good.

    Judy Malone

    Tennessee

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I have one doing the exact same thing and now searching for a solution also.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

My camera does the same thing. Have you found a cure for the problem yet?

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My camera has a "lens error". It will not contract back and stays out in zoom...it beeps and gives me this message to start, but doesn't do anything.


Hi,

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended.


1.Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

2.
Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera.

Thank you !!

Jun 11, 2010 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS...

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CAMERA WILL NOT TURN ON--JUST BEEPS


hi,

Cameras belonging to the S Series really do have a battery type option that needs to be set up first for proper power connection.

Recommended batteries are just:
- Alkaline (Non-rechargeable)
- Nickel-metal Hydride (Rechargeable)

Just the proper battery type by:

- Pressing MENU/OK button
- Scroll to the right until you are in SETUP 2
- Keep on scrolling down and look for battery type
- Press the right button to pick up on 2 options
like Alkaline and Ni-MH
- Press MENU/OK for changes to be saved
- Keep pressing MENU/OK to get out of the MENU

Once, it's done, camera needs to be turned off for a few seconds
so that settings made will be refreshed with the camera.

As you turn camera on, you're now ready to take many pictures.

ALKALINE (Non-rechargeable) batteries when set to the correct battery type will really take a maximum of 100 pictures.

For the Rechargeable batteries (Ni-MH), when those are fully charged, and the battery type is set to Ni-MH, it will be taking more than a hundred of course.

I hope this help you a lot.

For the lens problem you can try the below method:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in and turn the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install the new batteries, when you turn it on it should come back to life. Error E30 means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras AV cable, and turn the camera on in picture review mode. Have no idea why this would work, except that quite a few people have reported some success with it.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on the kitchen table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum cleaner.

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. Take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. Many people have also reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include pulling, pushing, rotating or twisting on the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the lens barrel side that has the largest gap. While doing these, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera. The following photo illustrates unseated guide pins that would cause a lens error.

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Feb 02, 2008 | Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

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Error message: "Lens error, restart camera" unable to get it to work Have powered on & off several times. Also removed batteries and powered on several times all to no avail.


There are 2 fixes I know for this you can try.


1. Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

2. If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some cameras. You don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the sd card and turn it on one last time.

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Samsung S1065 beeps 3 times and nothing else


If you have recently dropped the camera you may have damaged the lens tube (housing). This damage will prevent the lens from moving properly and will cause the camera to shut itself off after a few seconds. If the lens is damaged the camera will require professional repair. If the lens is not damaged, the problem may be battery related. Make sure that you have the correct battery type installed, and that the batteries are fresh/fully charged. If the problem persists, you may have corrosion on the battery contacts inside that camera that is preventing full battery power from flowing to the camera. Remove the batteries and wipe the inside camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sand paper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and reinstall them in the camera. This cleaning solves the problem about 90% of the time, and I hope it works for you.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

A few ideas that you can consider/try:
  • make sure the batteries are fresh/fully charged;
  • clean the battery terminals of the camera;
  • in some instances, it may be needed that these terminals be scrapped/scratched to remove corrosion/oxidation and expose fresh metal;
  • at times, it may even require that these contacts be stretched/bended so as they offer stronger pressure to the batteries.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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I had something similar happen after five minutes. The included batteries are crap, try some rechargeables or brand new alkaline. Be warned this camera likes to eat alkalines but does well with nimh.

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