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My lens won't retract or open and beeps 3 times and shuts off

I have a samsung digimax my lens won't open or retract and it just beeps 3 times and shuts off

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  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    my lens won't retract or open and beeps 3 times and shuts off problem

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    my lens won't retract or open and beeps 3 times and shuts off problem

  • andrearroyo Jun 02, 2008

    my lens won't retract or open and beeps 3 times and shuts off problem

  • Bratz99 Aug 09, 2008

    Its something wrong with it when i cut it on the screen was white and all this colorful stuff on there.And then the lens wont go down when i turn it off then t beeps 3 times water didn't get on it or nothing.

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    these cameras ****!



    mine just shut off, with the lens out, and when i tried the power button, the green light would blink and it would beep 3 times.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    beeps 3 time s wont work

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    how do you "inspect the lens from all angles" and "press in the opposite direction of the abnormal lens direction" ?

  • staceyo_2009 Mar 22, 2009

    my camera beeps 3 times and shuts off even when i use new batteies it wont tun on.

  • leeannawoodr May 11, 2010

    beeps three times lens wont retract in or out and camera shuts off

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THE ONLY SOLUTION I HAVE IS DO NOT USE THE ABOVE SOLUTION:

  1. Using gentle finger pressure, press in the opposite direction of the abnormal lens direction
  2. I heard a snap, then I powered the camera on.
I did just this and heard a snap alright! My lens is now completely broken! I am not a strong person, so it doesn't take much to break the lens! My camera is better off in the trash now!

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I had a Polaroid i531 that would beep 3 times then shut down & the lens wouldn't retract.

I fixed it like this:

  1. Inspect the lens from all angles and you'll see that the lens assembly is out of sync. (My was looking upward ever so slightly)
  2. Using gentle finger pressure, press in the opposite direction of the abnormal lens direction
  3. I heard a snap, then I powered the camera on.
  4. Camera now works.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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