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Polaroid i834 wont turn on

The batterys went dead and the lens stayed out, now with new batterys it just beeps 3 times and shuts back off, lens doesnt move

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  • Dad-e-ohhh Apr 04, 2008

    My camera did the very same thing. It was only 3 months old. It arrived yesterday at the the warranty center to be looked over. One year MFG warranty on the item. It cost me 5 bucks to UPS it. We will see what happens.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    My camera

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    My camera will turn on then immediately turn off it beeps three times and the lens stay out. I put in new lithium batteries, and nothing changed.

  • Expedition May 16, 2008

    I have a HP Photosmart 612 Digital. I bought new lithium batteries & still will not power on

  • jplammiekins May 21, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with my Polaroid i834. I tried the lens tweaking think, to no avail. Dangit.



    And do you think I can find the receipt for my warranty?

    Noooooope. =0/

  • choirgirl16 Jun 08, 2008

    my camera(same model. i834) does the same thing....i changed the batteries and yeah..still doesnt work.

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. My camera isn't even a year old.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    Thank you so much MurrietaRob!
    I was worried I would have to send it in, and I coulden't find my warranty info... I just (a little less the gently, but not forceingly) pulled on the inner, further out part, and it came all the way out with a small click, and works great now! Thank!

    -Oden

  • scharbarr Apr 25, 2009

    batteries went dead and now lens won't close..tried multiple sets of new batteries to no avail. not even a beep

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Same problem; however, after taking a hard look at the camera I noticed that the lens was tweaked; that is, is was not evenly extended so I pulled (by hand) on the inner, extended lens piece and viola; I turned it on, the lens retracted and extended upon application of power as usual.

My guess is the 3 beeps is much like a BIOS error with a PC...when there is a hardware problem they beep on startup...in this case, the camera was letting me know the lens was stuck.

HTH

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It is good to know that we might be able to repair this ourselves if it happens again, since there ar two of these cameras in my household. We were still under warranty and Polaroid replaced the one I sent in stating that it could not be repaired. It only took about a week to get it to them, have it looked and get a brand new one sent back to us. $5.00 for shipping, a phone call and a few email conversations withe the friendly tech in the repair dept, and it is done. Thanks Bob for the fix tip though. We may still need it when the warranty runs out.

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