Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I have a Digimax 200,After its turned on it turns off after a few secounds.Thank you,jim

Answers :

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
\015\012This 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.
\015\012The 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.
\015\012A 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.
\015\012Fortunately, 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.
\015\012The 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:
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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).
\015\012Now 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.
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Digital Cameras

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Samsung digimax s1000 turned on before, lens came out then shut off.power light blinks when you try to turn it on. but will not turn back on. lights up only when button pressed. tried different batteries. Using N-Mi Rechargeable batteries. Tried with sd card Worked fine the day before. But, it looks like the lens did not come all the way out and the first lens is at an angle to the second. Gears stuck maybe? Don't remember interfering with the lens when it was turned on. If it's the gears being

Follow this link and i would try step 8 and/or step 9http://www.wikihow.com/Repair-Lens-Problems-on-Your-Digital-CameraI am a ... Samsung Digimax S1000 Digital Camera

My camera display is white! I connected to the TV and disconnected it while it was turned it on and the display worked well, but after to turned it off and turne it on the sreem is still white. I have a Samsung Digimax S600 Digital Camera

... Samsung Digimax S600 Digital Camera

My samsung digimax a503 5mp camera won't turn on,only a green light turns on for 3 secs and then turns off. I put new batteries.

... Samsung Digimax A503 Digital Camera

My Samsung Digimax A7 camera will not load memory cards. I insert a card and then turn on the device, which prompts a format for the card then I hit yes, the camera thinks for awhile then just turns off. When the camera is turned back on the card is not formatted. I have two different cards I have tried one is a SanDisk Ultra 4GB 15mb/s, and an SanDisk SDHC Card 8GB. Any assistance would be appreciated.

The Digimax A7 may not be compatible with "High Capacity" SD Cards (SDHC). If this is the case you will need to locate an SD card that is 2GB or less in size as anything larger than this is a high capacity card. ... Samsung Digimax A7 Digital Camera

Same problem "Hello pros I need help. The lens on my digimax cyber 530 will not close(retract) completely when I turn off the camera. When I turn it on it gives a 'whirr ing' sound and then auto shuts off. Out of desperation I have manually 'pulled' out the lens. it stays that way until i turn it off and it retracts only halfway. Can anyone help this senior? thank you kindly" I have the exact same problem with this person. And the solution you gave is not that useful,since I'd have to p

I had that problem too. you have done the right thing by pulling it out fully, but now you need to gently and i mean GENTLY push it back in. this should work\015\012\015\012bye ... Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

Digimax A7: When I turn it on it turns off.

It seems i have the same problem...although my batteries do charge, and i can take pictures. But when I play them back It does this beep beep beep and shuts off and the lens doesnt always close. It's really pissing me off ... Samsung Digimax A7 Digital Camera

Samsung Digimax D73. Camera turns on then beeps and turns off

... Samsung Digimax D73 Digital Camera

Samsung Camera I have a Samsung Digimax S500. I have ahd it for a year now and all of a sudden ti stopped working. It will turn on then there is this weird picture in the corner of the screen and wihtin ten seconds it turns off. Do you knw what the problem is and if there is a way to fix it?

Hi,I can only venture a guess. For some unknown reason(s) the camera's firmware/memory has developed a fault and is displayed as an artifact in your screen. This is probably also the reason it auto shuts down.For problems such ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

I have a Digimax 200,After its turned on it turns off after a few secounds.Thank you,jim

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Digital Cameras

Turn on then three beeps and turns off - Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\ ... Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

Frusturated my camera is a samsung digimax S500 and it does not turn on...i put brand new batteries in it and it still wont turn on..I did not spend a fortune on this camera just so it could just sit in its box and not work!..please help me someone, if there is a way to charge this camera and any other help you are able to give me

The best way i get my digimax to stay on is when you get batteries get the Duracell ultra power pics for digital cameras ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

Camera turns on then quickly turns off - Samsung Digimax S800 Digital Camera

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Samsung Digimax S800 Digital Camera

Samsung Digimax D53 wont turn on at all brand new batteries and still wont turn on

Make sure\015\012that\015\012you have the correct battery type installed, and that the batteries are\015\012fresh/fully charged. If the problem persists, you may have corrosion\015\012on the battery contacts inside that camera that is preventing ful ... Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

It turns on and then turns it self off - Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

Turn the camera on with out inserting the battery and see. f you face same problem then its a camera internal power supply unit fault. You need to visit service center for repair. ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

Samsung Digimax Cyber 530 wont turn on. - Samsung Digimax 530 Digital Camera

... Samsung Digimax 530 Digital Camera

I have a digimax s500/cyber530 When i turn the camara on all that happens is a loud bleeping .and the lense will not come out also it emediatly turns off

Be sure battery is fully recharge, if it not replace it with the same rating. also check charger it may not operate well. ... Samsung Digital Cameras


Ashley22, \015\012I had the same problem, check your batteries, I tried several different batteries and then recharged the original Samsung batteries. I also checked the battery contacts in the camera housing. \015\012I also hooked up the ... Samsung Digimax A7 Digital Camera

Digimax 4010 won't turn on

I juist fixed the problem get a power cord that is small enough to fit in the bottom hole then plug the usb in then to your computer then delete something than make sure you have the batteries already in then unplug the power cable then the usb cable ... Samsung Digimax 4010 Digital Camera


I had that problem, but then I replaced the batteries and it worked fine. Does is make a sound like it focuses and then goes right off? That's what mine did. ... Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

My samsung Digimax D53 beeps 3 times when i try turning it on

Mine does the same thing!!! People we should sue the company1 ... Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

Samsung digimax D73 not turning on

I had the same problem, but it appeared, when my rechargeable batteries died.. it just friezed  while the lens was coming out. it came out abaout a half of it's length.. tried connecting to pc, different batteries, until pressed the lens a bit t ... Samsung Digimax S600 Digital Camera

Turning off recording mode - Samsung Digimax A503 Digital

You may download a copy of the manual here. ... Samsung Digimax A503 Digital Camera

Samsung Digimax 301 camera can't turn on

... Samsung Digimax 301 Digital Camera

Samsung digimax A7-not turning on and I have over 100 pictures

You can call samsung customer care regarding this oneyou need to pay for the service since it is a liquid damage ... Samsung Digimax A7 Digital Camera

Samsung Digimax L60 camera won't turn on

... Samsung Digimax L60 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1405 seconds