Question about Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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Samsung s 500

The camera turns on but the lens wont come out n the shutters wont open n when i press any button it beeps n shuts off...

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  • tricey06 Apr 18, 2008

    I put new batterys in the camera and it just wont come on

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    Camera beeps as soon as it comes on, then shuts off.

  • Vray1 May 20, 2008

    camera truns on , sounds 3 beeps and turns off lens is out about a half an inch, can any one help me?

  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    I go to take a picture and the camera shuts off but the lens are still out. I've tried to call Samsung but I get put on hold forever.

  • Hartmut Blau May 25, 2008

    Although batteries are fully charged the lens stays in the outmost position and there seems to be no way to get it back into the camera.

    This happend the first time while the warranty was still valid and I got the camera repaired for free. No it has happend again with no valid warranty :-(

    Never Samsung again!!!!!

    I must buy a new camera imediately because we are making a fancy trip to Madeira the day after tomorrow and I need a camera badly.

  • sgraham2477 Nov 06, 2008

    when I try to turn on my camera it just beeps. The lens came out and the camera shut off. I hit the power button, the camera beeps 3 times then nothing else happens. I put brand new batteries in and that did not help. Any suggestions.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    my camera lens wont go back in when i try to view pics an the its cloudy everytime i take a pic

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Same as above.

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Samsung S85 camera wont turn on. When the power button is pressed the green light flashes and the camera beeps three times than turns off. how do i fix it?


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My daughter has a Samsung S850, and returned from a weekend trip last night. She pressed the "Power" button and the blue light next to the button came on, as did the screen. The camera then gave a "buzzy beep" three times and shut-down. She decided the batteries were low and replaced them with ordinary AAA alkaline batteries, nothing special, and got the same result.

This morning I checked the voltage on the new and old batteries with a volt-ohm meter and found the old ones were low but the new ones were good.

I read this site and saw a comment that the camera worked after the lens was worked a little bit.

Upon a close look at the lens, I could see tiny grains of sand around the outside of the glass, so I got a wooden toothpick and gently worked the sand out with plenty of tapping on a solid surface to drop them from the area. I also worked the tip of a clean toothpick under what appears to be a soft rubber sealing ring on the outer surface of the glass.

After all this, when the "Power" button was pushed, the lens moved out and the screen lighted, and all the camera now seems to be working.

I should add that shortly after my daughter bought the camera, she lost some kind of metal or plastic ring from around the lens, and that left the "works" around the lens open to view: I can see two tiny screws the lens that are probably ordinarily covered.

Is the lens supposed to be covered by a curtain when power is off? From what I see, the lens is always uncovered. Maybe that lost ring held something else!
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Its possible that
it needs repaired by samsung; You can follow the below link for tech support - http://www.samsung.com/uk/info/contactus.html

Hope this helps; send us you test comments.

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My Samsung won't turn on :(


Try to move the lens a bit or straighten it out, that usually works when it makes the three beep sounds.

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Camera shuts off after a few seconds


i had that problem with another camera i toggled with the lens it went in and works like a charm. Dont be to gentile it will go in

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It wont turn on, And the zoom is extended.


I had exactly the same problem. Lens stayed open, when powered on you get three beeps and nothing. I found when I pulled the lens out a little harder it gave a little click. When I powered on it worked perfectly.

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Sounds like your lens is stuck. Try a gentle tug and it should open all the way. Then you can power your camera down.

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The lens doesnt close and when i turn the camera on it bips three times and the screan shuts off. the lens wont close.


The batteries need to be changed. The digital batteries sold at the stores die out too fast. I had this same problem. In result, I purchased rechargeable battieries.

Nov 19, 2006 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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Shutter delay


If you have installed optional expanded memory, you may notice a delay between the time you press the shutter button and when the camera beeps. You can reduce this delay by pressing the button down halfway, holding it as long as necessary, and then pressing it down the rest of the way when you are ready to take the picture. The reason for this two-step shutter is to save battery power. After a picture is taken, compressed, and written to memory, the Sparc CPU shuts down to save the battery's power. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the Sparc wakes up and stays in the ready state until the user presses the shutter button the rest of the way. Besides the delay in waking the Sparc, there is a variable delay which occurs prior to the Sparc being in the ready state. This delay is dependent on the amount of free flash memory.

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