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Camera malfunction when press power button on camera, lens wont come out, it makes 3 loud beeping noises then goes off, have inserted new batteries but this as not helped

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  • emily101 Apr 29, 2008

    my camera keeps beeping and then after 3 beeps it turns off

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    When you cut if on 3 beeping sounds then cuts off.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    WHEN TURNING ON CAMERA IT JUST BEEPS AND WON'T TURN ON

  • minivanmomma May 30, 2008

    camera beeps three times light turns green and then the camera won't turn on

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    my camera beeps three times then doesnt open.. even with fresh batteries and a memory card

  • Lindseylaven Jul 31, 2008

    I turn my camera on and then it makes 3 beebs and shuts of it doesnt give me time to even see a photo. iv tried new batteries and STILL dont work, it sucks cuz im only 19 years old and i have to money and i paid over a hundred dollars for something that dont even work. the lens goes crukid and wont go back in it just stick out. what shoudl i do> i have no recipet

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Mine is doing exactly the same arrrrrrrraaaaaahhhhh

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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My camera is doing the same thing but i can't find my manual, does anyone know how to reset the camera, it is an olympus fe280

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Please refer to your manuals on how to reset the camera this may solve your issue.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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Turn camera on, lens comes out, goes back in ,and says lens error.


try these fixes

1.Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable nimh 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If using rechargeables, and they're more than a year old, consider purchasing new rechargeable batteries as they may not be providing sufficient power to startup the camera. If new batteries didn't work, try pressing and holding the 'Function' or OK button while turning the camera on.

2.If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some cameras. Error E30 means that you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card and turn it on one last time

3.Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins back into their slots.

4.Insert the cameras audio/video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fix 3 as a means to provide extra power to help to this fix. Reinsert the cable only after tapping the camera.

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My cameras lense wont fully extend, it just makes a funny noise. It wont fully retract and go back in the main part like its supposed to either it tries for a minute and gives up, and just turns off with...


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

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Samsung digimax s500/cyber530 won't start with new batteries


I have a samsung digital camera digimax cyber 530 - just replaced batteries and camera wont start, i get 3 flashes from the green light screen nw comes on then goes off & the lens wont retrack back in the camera

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New camera with fully charged battery won't turn on


It may be something more serious, or your new batteries may be too low for the camera to work properly, but the problem you describe is frequently due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera. Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a clean cloth (heavy corrosion buildups may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment, clean the contacts at both ends of the batteries, and reinstall them in the camera. Assuming that the batteries are fresh/fully charged, this takes care of about 90% of the startup problems. I hope it works for you.

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Three beeps when i try to turn it on


i had the same problem a while back. I fooled around with my camera lens a bit and it turned out that one side of the lens was sticking out a bit. I pressed down on this and pushed the power button and it worked. The next time I turned it on the same thing happened but if you keep doing the same thing it should work.

Hope this helps!

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Need help


Mine does the same thing. It takes a few minutes to realize it has new batteries. lol. Keep trying, it will eventually come on.

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My Samsung S850 Wont Turn On


cameras beep when it has a problem. most likely the lens get stuck or lens gear failed or motor drive gear to lens, or allot of other problems like it doesnt reconize the optical sensor.

look online for the beep codes and problems.

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hope I helped

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The camera may in fact be hung in voice recording mode, or may in fact have a low voltage error or internal failure. Suggest that you follow this routine. 1 remove batteries and press the on button, nothing should happen. Allow camera to sit for five minutes. 2 remove memory card if one is installed into camera. 3 install two fresh batteries in camera and attempt to power it on. 4. once on set the time and date. attempt to take a photo. then cycle the camera off. Once again power it on and see if the settings remain intact. If it is working then power off and insert the memory card and test again. I have found that allowing the camera batteries to run low and die in the camera cause a series of problems like the one that you have. Always use rechargable batteries of the Nickel metal hydride construction in this camera. This is the only known reliable power source for this camera. Note: camera instructions for this model can not be found on the samsungusa site and you will have to go to http://www.samsungcamera.com to find instructions for this older model.

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Camera wont turn on...gives beep sounds and green light glows when pressing power button


Does the lens extend in either of these cases? If there has been some malfunction in the lens and it fails to extend the situation can cause the camera to power-off in order to protect itself. Some cameras show error messages before powering off, others do not. Hold the camera up to your ear and turn the power on. Is there a series of mechanical sounds before the beeps? Hearing sounds but not seeing the lens extend indicates some sort of failure in the lens assembly. If you hear nothing then the problem most likely lies elsewhere, possibly a failed electronic component or something as simple as a loose connection. Check with your manufacturer for any recalls or technical bulletins, and see if they will service your camera under warranty. If not there are a number of repair facilitys available on the internet who generally have better rates than out-of-warranty service at the factory. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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