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My camera was dropped in the sand awhile ago. I blew some air in it, and got it to work. After about 2 weeks I was able to start the camera but then it shut off on its own and now the silver lens part won't go back in. I have tried everything to get it shut again. And still nothing. When I press the power button, it clicks twice and then it beeps three times. Can you help me with this, when I bought the camera, there was no warranty offered. This is the 3 Samsung camera that has broke in the past 2 years. And the last one was never dropped. I have the Samsung BL103

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The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after the sand particles have jammed it. 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.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

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 center 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.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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