20 Most Recent Samsung Digimax i5 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


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Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jun 28, 2019


If you expose the camara to dampness, the screen will go blank. It may work eventually after it dries out. Check to make sure the batteries are good and installed properly.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jun 04, 2014


In this context, a CCD is a charge-coupled device.

The sensor is probably the most expensive component in a compact digital camera. Given the age of the i5, you'll have a hard time finding a replacement part. It'll almost certainly cost less to buy a new camera.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 11, 2013


You don't need any additional software.

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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jun 27, 2011


Having gone over a month with no response, I assume this is no longer a problem.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jul 23, 2010


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010


Try a camera reset...go into the menu and scroll to "reset" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 18, 2009


You want to clean the battery compartment contacts with a cotton swab dampened(not soaked) with rubbing alcohol and then clean the battery contacts and the charger also.Good luck, hope I saved your relationship...lol, Dana

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Oct 06, 2009


You are having the following problems:


White balance setting incorrect.


images are too bright
ㆍExposure is excessive
→ Reset exposure compensation



● Adjusting LCD Brightness
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [Setup]
menu tab.
3. Select the [LCD] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button
and press the RIGHT button.
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
[LCD] sub menu : Dark, Normal, Bright
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.


Turn camera off. Try removing the fully charged batteries for 30 seconds, reinsert batteries and turn camera on. Hope this helps.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Apr 19, 2009


same with me....brightest pix and when you zoom a bit..there r all white multicoloured lines..

and sometimes when i browse through my pix a message comes up saying " file error"

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Apr 10, 2009


Are you trying to take the images in low light? If so, use some support like a tripod. If you can't find a support, try using a higher ISO speed.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Mar 04, 2009


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Depending on the length of service, it may be time to replace the rechargeable batteries. It is possible that the batteries wold accept the charge but thereafter not able to retain it, hence your described condition.

In some instances of removable batteries, it may be necessary to clean/scrape the battery contacts of the camera. They tend to have corrosion after some time and it would help to expose fresh metal. Additionally, you could also try to bend/stretch these contacts so as to exert more pressure on the battery terminals.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Mar 04, 2009


if thats the case on the final output when u see on pc then my friend

ur CCD is getting weak and these lines will increase in the coming days and will turn pink or purple and distorted , there is no cure for that unless u change ur CCD i will recommend a new one

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Feb 24, 2009


Contact Samsung....

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 10, 2008


Hello, it was: 
■ Charging LEDCharging LED
 Red LED is on = Being charged
Red LED is blinking = Charging error 
Green LED is on = Charging is complete


● If the charge indicator blinks as red, it indicates a battery charging error.
- The battery is not properly inserted
- The terminals of battery are dirty or damaged
If the battery is inserted properly and the charge indicator continues to blink, contact the
nearest Samsung Camera Service Center.


Or if the red LED remains on without turning green could mean a bad battery that no longer charges to 100% - get a new battery. Hope this helps

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 10, 2008


Hello,
Here's a copy from the owners manual:
■ Charging LED 
Red LED is on = Being charged 
Red LED is blinking = Charging error 
Green LED is on = Carging is complete


● If the charge indicator blinks as red, it indicates a battery charging error.
- The battery is not properly inserted
- The terminals of battery are dirty or damaged
If the battery is inserted properly and the charge indicator continues to blink, contact the
nearest Samsung Camera Service Center.


Another charging error is when the batteries are so depleted, they won't charge up to 100% anymore = red light doesn't go out and remains on for too long, means get a new battery.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 10, 2008


Scene too bright, or white balance not set correctly or shutter not held down halfway to get camera set for a picture. White screen means excessive brightness. 

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 10, 2008

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