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When I try to take a picture, it shows options spinning

When I try to take a picture, it wont take a picture, it just shows the options of Manual, Automatic, Portrait (all the settings available) on the screen in a circle and it will spin in a circle every time I press the shutter button but wont take the picture.. It will not take pictures except for occassionally. I don't know what's going on with it! Any ideas?

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  • elovejorro Sep 21, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I don't know if it is a software problem or a mechanical problem.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    My Samsung S730 occasionally won't let me take pictures. When I try to, it toggles the capture mode in circles.



    On top of this, it will not take pictures in dim lighting. The flash and red eye doesn't work for some reason. Only takes pictures most of the time only if the flash is off. Even though, once in a while it wouldn't even take a picture with the flash off.



    This is a horrible camera and also takes horrible pictures. Wasn't worth it!

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Same problem here. Anyone thinking of buying this camera? DON'T! Only lasted me about 2 years.

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