Having problems with your Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera ?

When the camera is turned on the lens comes out only about 1/4", The word "samsung" flashes on the screen then the camera beeps and shuts off and the lens does not retract


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It may also help to install not only new, but high power ALKALINE batteries in the camera, then trying turning it on and off.
Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries\015\012or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the\015\012batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with\015\012a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,\015\012steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen\015\012into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of\015\012the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears\015\012the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your\015\012batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have\015\012a problem that requires professional repair.
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