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Samsung L83T camera. Shutter open all the time. Camera will not come on. It just beeps 3 times and switches off.


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Hi,
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\015\012Unfortunately this type of problem often requires the camera to be completely disassembled in order to repair the lens gearing mechanism and this is a job for a service tech.
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\015\012As the mechanism is buried deep inside your camera, If the camera is out of warranty the cost of this repair is usually very high, and may be more than the value of the camera
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\015\012However there are a few strategies you can try yourself to resolve a problem like this.
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\015\012Fix 1: Remove the batteries from the camera, check both the contacts on the batteries and the contacts inside the camera itself to make sure they are clean. Use a simple pencil eraser to remove any stubborn residue from the contacts. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on.

Fix 2: If this fails - remove the batteries, then remove the memory card (if you have one installed). Install fresh batteries and see if the unit powers up. If the camera powers up at this point this indicates a potential fault with the memory card

Fix 3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, before turning 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 shutter.

Please note: Do not keep the AV cable installed during Fix 4 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

With Fix 4 there is some potential for damaging your camera in conducting the fix so please be careful with this.

Fix 4: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens shutter. Remember, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as dislodging ribbon cables, or even cracking LCD screens.

These approaches are successful in some cases but are dependant on the severity of the problem and the components effected. If all of these fixes fail then unfortunately the camera will have to go for service inspection as it is likely to be a total component failure that is causing the problem
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\015\012Hope this helps. If so please do leave a vote for the solution.
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\015\012Thanks.
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