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Camera beeps loud 3 times and shuts right off!!

I have a Samsung digimax s500.When I turn my camera on, it beeps 3x's(loud) and then shuts off. I can not get the camera to stay on. The batteries are new too.Also the lens is open and does not close. What is going on???

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  • blewise May 27, 2008

    I tried to do what you told me to do, but it does not work, GRRR!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    same problem.  It corrected itself the first couple times when i took the batteries out.  but then it happened again a few minutes later.  All these happened within a few minutes.  Then it quit correcting itself.  I gently got the lens closed and back on track but it still does the same thing and wont start!!! 

  • kabukirocks Jun 07, 2008

    same problem  Have the lens closed and retracted now with the gentle pressure suggested but still the same thing.

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Sounds like a lens error, does the lens extend or retract? You probably have to get the lens back on track, use gentle pressure wiht the camera face down on a towel covered table and turn on to see if the camera tries to retract the lens. I really dislike these types of cameras that extend the lens everytime, if it turns on in your pocket, your doomed!

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