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Samsung L730 Lense Stuck Open...

Okay. I got my Samsung L730 Digital Camera last Christmas (of 2007) and it worked fine. But then on March 13, 2008 I was looking through some of my pictures and I was zooming in on one of them and the screen just went completely blank...black. And the lens of the camera is still open. It's stuck/frozen. I tried turning it on but nothing happened. I tried charging it and nothing happened. I did not damage it in any way. Is there anything that I can do? Thanks in advance.

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  • EmmaP Jun 13, 2008

    I had the same problem.....i did some blog reading ....take the memory card out and the battery then put the battery back in and try turning it on it worked for me hope it helps!

  • fixasap Oct 21, 2008

    I had mine looked at and they said someone must of had their hand over the lens when turning it on. I really want my cam fixed, it's not even a yr old and I have so much to take pix of!!!! But I'm ready to chuck it at the wall...

  • jourdan rollo Oct 01, 2011

    pls tell me what is really happen

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I have the same problem.. suddenly everything became blurry. mem card and battery out does nothing .. fiddle fiddle fiddle then all of a sudden it starts working correctly again - focussing clearly... took 1 or 2 photos then all of a sudden, it reverted back to its crappy state again. 3 days later its still in its crappy state of focus and seeing that a lot of people have the same problem with no real solution pisses me off. might as well chuck it in the bin now and save time ...

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I too was having problems as my camera switched on but had a blurry screen and would not focus.
I took out the battery while switched on and carefully cleaned the lens and magically when i placed the battery back and and switched it on ...IT WORKED!!!!
thanks for your advice.....was going to throw the camera away!!!!!!!
THANK YOU

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I had the same thing happen with my camera. Taking the battery out did not help. Using some aclochol (or other appropriate lens cleaner) to clean the lens did not help. Two days later it started working again. I can only assume we were at the beach that day and it got some moisture and or sand in it.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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The same thing happened to me I took the memory card out and the battery ..put the battery back in and I was able to get it charging up which will hopefully close the lense once it is charged!..........Ill update soon!

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

I have the same problem. Tapping it does not help!! Any other suggestions?

Posted on May 18, 2008

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Try tapping a corner of the camera on your palm 2-3 times..it usually works..

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