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Last time I tried to turn on my camera (Samsung SL502) the lens came out but the screen didn't come on. I hit the power button again and nothing happened, now the lens is extended and won't go back in...pressing the power button does nothing but the camera makes a funny sound. Please help. Camera is 6 months old.

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Sounds like the lens mechanism is stuck - mine does the same thing after my 2 year old dropped it on the cement. Looking for a replacement lens now, but not having much luck. Read the previous posts for other solutions. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

  • zm1267 Apr 05, 2014

    I have finally repaired my Samsung SL502. I bought a replacement lens on "the auction site" and the camera is working just like a new one. If you attempt to do the repair yourself, I do suggest working without any distractions and on a clean, flat surface. The screws which need to be removed are very tiny and can become lost very easily. I paid around $27 for the new lens and it took me a little over an hour for the repair. Well worth it since this is a great camera.

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Hi. Got an Samsung PL55 camera. Lense when power on, goes out, then back in again and the camera turns off. Display is blank (black) during the hole time (aprox 4 sec). Any ideas if this can be solved up...


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Thank you for using FIXYA!!!

This is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to take the unit to your nearest service centre. Feel free to let me know if you need any assistance.

The problem might be that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

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Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

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Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

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I had the same problem. Try to turn it on, 3 beeps and then it would shut down. Screen would come on for that time. Also, the lens was stuck open. It wouldn't close.

I twisted the lens (gently) and it appeared stuck. A gentle screw motioned seemed to free it. I hit the power button and it come on, but this time no 3 beeps and shut down. I then turned it off and this time the lens retracted and closed.

So, it appears that if the lens gets stuck open, it has a shut down feature that doesn't allow the camera to go further into its operation modes. I believe this stuck open problem occured on our camera when the batteries went low.

Again, a second of gentle twisting seemed to unstick it and with fresh batteries in, it was able to operate and shut down properly.

As far as batteries, I use the rechargeable Ni-Cad 2500 mA. They last a while.

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