I got a samsung digimax s800 as a gift for xmas and has been superb up until last night (22/05/07). I turned on the camera and noticed that the shutter couldn't open properly on its own. I gently touched it with my finger nail and it opened and closed fine there after. Ever since tho, the camera just cannot focus on anything. Everytime I turn the camera on to take a snap, the image is VERY blurred and nothing I try with the settings makes any difference.
Does anyone have any suggestions, or come accross this problem before?
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Re: Jammed shutter & unable to focus
Make sure first of all that you have the correct setting- is it in Macro for example, therfie in close focus mode.
Or in a 'lowlight/night shot' mode - so that you get long exposures. Failing all that, as it is fairly new you are covered under warranty and you should go that route.
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Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.
check first if battery is ok, maybe your problem is your barrel, if barrel not function properly you need to change motor or barrel allignment. if barrel is ok you have short circuit in your assy pcb main.
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Try replacing batteries (high Ah photographic type).
The lens motor & electronics may be draining power if Ah capacity has dropped too low. At night, it could be that your flash is trying to fire (another drain), or shutter timer / mirror staying open longer.
The problem is that the lens is jammed. I had to take my camera apart to unjam mine manually, the cogs that move the lens are not lined up with each other, thats why you hear the motor turning and then you get the 3 beeps because the lens hasnt initialised