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Samsung SCD5000 While in Camera mode, when I flip the switch from off to Record, the Camera lens does not pop out at all. No sounds no nothing this means I cannot take pictures. The LCD remains blank, with memory stick sign blinking. The camera has never dropped or knocked at any hard surface, and I do not use it heavily, At the moment, am forced to use the Camcorder mode to take still pictures, but the procedure is cumbersome, the picture quality is no good, and there is luck of a flash in this mode. What could be my problem? I love the Camera I wouldn?t wish to loose it this way, need help. Henry

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    Hi, I have the SCD 5000. It got wet from a wave in hawaii. The camcorder part works great. But.............the camera mode does not. I get a blue screen. I can get all of of the menu operation. But no view in the screen. Oh! I can record and use the viewer in camcorder mode. You can send reply to my E mail address [email protected]

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This camcorder/camera has a flexible harness which comes loose in the camera section and causes erratic operation in any mode depending on how the cable is seated in the connector. Samsung is aware of this and is reseating the cable and applying sticky tape to the harness to hold it in place. I would not recommend that you attempt the repair yourself, any good repair facility is aware of the problem. Good luck to you. Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (customelectronics.org)

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