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Camera shuts off by itself

I just got a samsung a400 camera ,I only used it a few times i went to turn it on and it shuts off by itself.I changed the batteries in it and it is still doing it.I am wondering if any one else has had this problem.This is my first digital camera and wondering if it was a wise choice to buy a samsung.

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    have the same old batteries worked til now, tried new sets but they stil dont work. it really shuts off halfway to opening the shutter..could this be a virus?



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Does your camera work with regular AA alkaline batteries ? I'm having a similar problem, my camera won't work with 1.2V NiMH rechargeables, but it works fine with 1.5V regular AA alkaline batteries.

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Are you certain the batteries are good and fully charged. They do wear out eventually. Hopefully it's not a jammed lens causing the problem. Does the display come up with an error number or maybe even "lens error" before switching off? If it does it will mean a trip to the camera doctor. How far are you actually getting with the switch on? Try switching to view picture instead of the shoot mode. This consumes less power and if you can see the last picture you took on the LCD or even a flash of it before closedown I'd put my money on bad batteries. Make sure the battery ends are clean and the camera battery contacts aren't corroded or dirty. It's sometimes amazing how trouble a little dirt can cause. BMW

Posted on May 31, 2006

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    Stuart Bazley May 31, 2006

    If none of the above works the camera should still be under warranty. Take it back for a fix or replacement.

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    Stuart Bazley May 31, 2006

    Rat's one more thing. What type batteries are you using? If you are using cheap alkalines it's possible they don't have enough power to fire the camera up. Spoil yourself and buy a set or two of Nimh rechargeable batteries the higher the MAH the better. I use 2600mah batteries and they last for hours none stop. That also means you'll need a good charger but it'll save you a fortune in the long run.




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