Having problems with your Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera ?

When you turn the camerea on the lense doesn't move and the camera shuts off after about 2 seconds


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If the camera has recently been dropped you may have lens damage that\015\012is preventing it from powering up. If it hasn't been dropped your\015\012problem\015\012may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery\015\012contacts inside the camera which can\015\012prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera.\015\012Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and\015\012wipe 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 into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of\015\012the batteries and place them back in the camera and give them a full\015\012charge (assuming that you are using rechargeable batteries. This\015\012cleaning clears\015\012the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced or the\015\012camera may have\015\012a problem that requires professional repair.
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When you turn the camerea on the lense doesn't move and the camera shuts off after about 2 seconds


If the camera has recently been dropped you may have lens damage that\015\012is preventing it from powering up. If it hasn't been dropped your\015\012problem\015\012may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery\015\012contacts in ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

My camm! I have an olympus digital camera fe-170. when i turn on my camera, the lense come out and the LCD screen is black, when i try to turn it off, it doesnt turn off, but after like 10 seconds it turns off by itself. but when it turns off the lense dont go back in?! then when i try to turn it on, its the same thing. when i plug it into the computer, the lense go back in, but when i unplug it from the computer and try to turn it back on again...SAME PROBLEM. i did drop it before, but can i do


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