20 Most Recent Samsung SL502 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Sounds like the lens mechanism is stuck - mine does the same thing after my 2 year old dropped it on the cement. Looking for a replacement lens now, but not having much luck. Read the previous posts for other solutions. Good luck!

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Apr 05, 2014


It is the world we live on: Consume! However, if it works at all, you might want to try to download a new driver; http://download.driverguide.com/driver/SL502/Samsung/d1739878.html

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Aug 17, 2013


Nicd batteries have a limited life. replace the battery.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Aug 16, 2013


Hi Jim

If the camera was bought new and is less than a year old, return to the store where you bought it and ask about warranty repair, or call the Samsung from the paperwork inside the box.

The camera sounds like it has a stuck lens, either from being dropped or maybe getting sand/dirt into the lens gears and jamming it up. There's not much you are going to be able to do with it, lenses are very delicate and complex. Some may tell you to blow compressed air into it or bang it on the table, you can do these things if you like and don't mind risking further damage to your camera.

So: Less than a year old? Warranty repair. More than a year old? Might have to pay Samsung for repair, I don't see refurbished lenses available for this model and a new lens would be about $125 or more. Hope this helps.

Thomas Drayton
Owner, Darntoothysam.com Digital Camera Repair

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Jul 25, 2011


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about How toget a Digital Camera Lens to work again

Steps toRepair a Digital Camera Lens
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Samsung SL502... | Answered on Jun 29, 2011


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Samsung SL502... | Answered on Jun 23, 2011


You are seeing grid like lines because the camera is in the multi auto-focus mode.You can select it to Center auto-focus mode by selecting the Focus Area option from the left of the screen and changing it to Center AF.If you need further clarification please have this detailed user manual from the following link. {Refer page number 44}. Good luck. ( http://www.retrevo.com/search/v2/jsp/mytrevo/myTrevo.jsp?page=man )

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Jun 02, 2011


You can download a copy of the user manual for this camera so you will be familiar with it and will be able to use it fine, just click HERE and proceed with the download.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on May 26, 2011


Sounds like a busted battery, consider purchasing a replacement.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Apr 15, 2011


Try putting the memory card directly into the computer through a memory card reader. If that doesn't work, the memory card might be defective or it might need to be formatted.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011


I find it interesting that you say the camera won't charge, rather than saying that the battery won't charge. Are you trying to charge the camera with the USB lead, in the same way that you can charge a phone or mp3 player? This kind of camera doesn't charge that way, I'm afraid. You have to take the battery out, and charge it in the charger supplied with the camera.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Jan 22, 2011


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Since you didn't state what operating system you're running on your computer, I can't recommend any specific programs. You can do a Google search for "photo cataloging software."

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011


Consider NOT connecting the camera to the computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010


It depends on what you want to use the photos for. Just for emailing to friends you do not need more than the 1 M setting. However what if you get a really nice shot that needs cropping or enlarging? 1M would be too small. Why not try 7M on a normal setting and see if that is satisfactory? The 12 M setting gives you a huge photo best for printing. According to this page the normal setting is enough:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/newbie-help/165702-what-difference-between-superfine-fine-normal.html

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010


Have you tried changing the batteries with a brand new pair? I had the same problem once and it was because I had one old battery and one newer one.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Nov 06, 2010


Assuming it is a Windows computer, try looking in "My Computer" for an extra drive (Under "Devices with Removable Storage") and opening that. There should be directories with picture files in them that you can drag to your desktop.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Nov 05, 2010


I am guessing that your memory card is an SD type. These cards have a little switch on the card that can write protect or "lock" it. Take the card out of the camera and check this switch. To unlock it, it should be moved towards the edge of the card which has the electrical contacts.

Samsung SL502... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010

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