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I have a Samsung L730 camera and all of sudden the shutter isn't opening and making a bleeping noise,i haven't dropped it or anything, can you help? thanks

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  • petemac01 Sep 08, 2008

    I've the same problem with a L73. It has not (to my knowledge) been dropped, it just completely stopped after taking a picture. The lens is stuck open. When you switch it on, it beeps three times but the lens stays open and the lcd is blank. Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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We have 3 in our family and all 3 have stopped working for no reason at all. Light comes on when u hold power button and as soon as u let go it goes out and nothing happens. So if anyone could help us too? thanks

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

  • lilbabychick Aug 29, 2008

    oops missed the same problem button sorry.

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