Having problems with your Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera ?

Dropped my exlilim ex-s880 in the sand and can view pictures only

\015 I dropped it in the sand and when i turn it on, it makes a loud beep noise and shuts off. i can view pics though.\015

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Lens errors are fairly common. 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 ...
\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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Dropped my exlilim ex-s880 in the sand and can view pictures only

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As above batttery shows full how can I turn it on? ... Casio Exilim EX-S880 Digital Camera

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Focus problem I dropped my camera while it was turned off in the sand. I just used it yesterday for the first time since that happened and my pictures are blurry and won't focus. You can hear it trying, but it can't take clear pictures. help!

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