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Broken camera my camera had a bit of a bump only slight but now the lens is stuck out,the on light is coming on but no display on the screen.the make is a samsung d75

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  • kelly thomas Feb 14, 2008

    hi thank you for your comment



    I picked my camera up to try these and even though it was switched off it was boiling hot and the batteries were?I tried all ur suggestions but none would work :(

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Hiya

Few quick things.

Digital camera need to initialize when you switch them on. Rather like booting a computer, they need to get themselves ready for work....

It sounds like yours is stuck in a position where it has gone beyond the bit where it is told to get ready, so it sits there waiting to be told :-(
When cameras get a thump, sometimes the mechanism can be knocked into a position that it was never designed for.

Firstly, look at the lense. Check that it has not extended slightly further than it should have. If it has the small servo motor that drives it may not engage correctly. With the power on, you could try gently applying pressure to the front of the lense (not the glass), to see if you can persuade it to retract. If it does retract, it will probably work.

Next, the lense may have been knocked slightly out of line, use the same process as above.

Have a look down the lense from the front of the camera. Can you see the shutter? This is black in colour and should closed. If it is half open use a cotton bud to move it slightly and see if that is enough to get things moving again.

Finally, you could try removing the battery/batteries, leave them out of the camera for two minutes then reinsert them and try again.

Good luck..

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

  • Palmbeach
    Palmbeach Feb 14, 2008

    Sorry for my poor typing. The first line should read

    Digital cameras need to initialize......

  • Palmbeach
    Palmbeach Feb 14, 2008

    Wow, if it is getting hot,

    TAKE THE BATTERIES OUT IMMEDIATELY!!!!

    I don't want to alarm you but they could explode.



    Assuming the batteries are in the right was around, the heating is caused by a short circuit. This means that something is drawing so much current from the batteries that they have reached saturation and severely overheated. There is no way the camera will operate in this condition.



    One last hope is when the camera has cooled down, try some new batteries, briefly. If the camera doesn't work, take them out straight away.



    Sorry we couldn't fix it this time, I guess you may need to take it to a dealer

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