Having problems with your Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera ?

I have this camera and the lens is locked open. When I put new batteries in it, I hit the power button and it will come on, if I touch anything...the camera does a loud 3 beep then shuts off. Lens still open. Is it hopeless?


Answers :

Try removing the memory card if you have one and see if that make a difference. Some cameras and cards do not get along.

If still same thing, try removing the batteries, press and hold power button for 5 full slow seconds, wait 10 minutes, put batteries back in and see if it resets itself.

Other that this does the camera work well? If not, it will need software updating. If everything else works well, then the zoomlens gears may be stuck or broken.
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