Lens out, Camera on, power light flickers on and off
Hello. I was taking a picture when all of a sudden it died on me, so I just figured the batteries died. I put new ones in, and it didn't do anything. I held the power on and the green power light flickers on and off, and I can hear a faint clicking noise. I keep putting in new batteries hoping all of the ones I'm using are bad, but so far no luck. Please help, thanks.
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Re: Lens out, Camera on, power light flickers on and off
Hey kyla_peyton, If this camera turns off during use it should mean either the batteries have gone dead or there is a malfunction in the camera. It sounds like you have eliminated the chance that this is a battery failure. There are many malfunctions in the camera that could cause this so I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
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If the camera will not turn on, you probably have a bad battery. Replace the battery with a new one and try again. It is possible that the battery was almost dead when the lens tried to adjust and this may have caused the lens error message before the battery completely died out. Else you will need to send the camera in for repairs.
I have the similar problem, I turn on the camera and after the lens comes out , red light blink all this time, and suddenly it powers down without retracting the lens back in.
The battery are fully charged AA 2400mah / 2650mah Duracell at 4.0 ma with load test. I was wondering if there is any circuitry problem.? Any experts in digital camera electronics please respond?
To bring back the lens back in for safekeeping i trik this, i turn it on while it is reading the memory etc and after a sec or two i turn the knob to off, this way lens goes back inside.
I have read other brands also have their cameras lens sticking out and never going back inside.
I dropped the camera on the table a couple of times, twisted the front of it. Suddenly the lens retracted into the camera, the beeping quit, and now I can take pictures again. The Samsung website is horrible.
Hello, I went and researched a few points in the manual and hope this helps to some extent. If this doesn't help, try resetting your camera by removing the batteries for 30 seconds, then reinstalling them and turning on the camera again. Monitor is blank: • Camera is off. • Batteries are not correctly inserted or battery-chamber cover is not properly latched. • Batteries are exhausted. • EH-62B AC adapter (available separately) is not properly connected. • Camera is in sleep mode. Press shutter-release button halfway. • Monitor is off. • USB cable is connected. • AV/Video cable is connected
No picture is taken when shutter release button is pressed:
• Camera is in playback mode. • Batteries are exhausted. • Red (!) lamp flickers: flash is charging. • Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus. • Message "CARD IS NOT FORMATTED" appears in monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in your camera. • Message "OUT OF MEMORY" appears in monitor: insufficient memory to record picture at current Image Mode selection.
Having taken apart a number of digital cameras I know they are fiendishly complicated inside. I can only suggest that you double check that the batteries are installed the correct way round and that you try again with new ones straight out of the packet.
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Take battery out and clean contacts with an eraser on the end of a pencil. Then try. What stage is the lens - all the way out or partway? OPut a finger on the lens barrel - do not puch it - this will ruin the drive- switch off the wieght of finger may be enough for the lens to get into gear..
some times if the batteries get wet it will short the system and it won't turn back on... if you dropped it something may have shifted inside blocking the messaging systems inside the camera. i would take it to a local camera shop.
try taking your memory card out and then replacing the battery to see if you can get it to power on and get your lens to go back in. If that doesn't work you will probably have to send it in for repair.