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It wont stay on

My camera wont stay on...it comes on for like a second an shuts right back off with 3 beeps...and the shutter is stuck on opened..ive replaced the batteries an everything???

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  • kurtis86 May 19, 2008

    i drop it and now it want stay on, it will beep 3 time and go off

  • Mary kelpine Jun 02, 2008

    My polaroid i531 has the same problem . Lens won't close , When I turn it on it starts to show display, beeps 3 times and shuts off. I have replaced the batteries,

  • brookescam Jun 16, 2008

    Camera will not stay on. Lens is open. Changed batteries, tried connecting USB to computer

  • 1nyzshag Jun 25, 2008

    I've had this problem just now with my i531. First, I turned it ON, got a quick three flashing green lights and goes OFF instantly, however, the shutter lens stays OPEN and won't close.

    I removed the batteries and start turning it ON again but this time it won't turn ON now, no flashing greens whatsoever, the shutter lens still OPEN. Replaced batteries already but it didn't solved it.

    My nth try with a pair of freshly purchased 2400maH didn't worked either. I brought it back to the storage box now frustrated!


  • sparky36 Jul 25, 2008

    when i have the sc card in there is no display at all take the sc card out and there is only for a sec the green light flashes and 3 beeps then shuts off i have chaged the battreys but the same happens

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008


    my digital camera does the exact same thing, I have tried to wiggle the lens, and still no budge.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    same thing... turns on and beeps then shutter is stuck



  • timwscott Sep 01, 2008

    After it turns on, I can take one pic, sometimes two, then the thing shuts off. Timwscott@netzero.com

  • nathaly07 Sep 19, 2008

    my camera wont stay on, turns on for a few second, the lens wont retract. but it does not beep before it turns off. 

  • cjsmama1222 Sep 30, 2008

    My camera is doing the exact same thing. I push the power button, the green light flashes, the camera pops on for a second, it beeps 3 times and then the camera turns off.

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Mine is not jammed but it still wont come on it beeps like the batteries are dead(but brand new) and the lense retracts and everything but it acts stupid!! like the batteries arent strong enough...

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Look at the lens from all angels and you'll be able to tell that it is jammed. wiggle to set the lens back into position. i heard a snap, turned the camera on and it now works!!

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

The same thing happend to me just now... you have to wiggle the lens untill it goes into place then it should retract when you turn it on. :]

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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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.

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