Having problems with your Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera ?

Got a samsung s500 as a gift from a friend.haven't been using the camera for a while and now camera screen is all black.help!

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Sounds like your camera's shutter is stuck in the closed position. Some owners have reported success in freeing the shutter by firmly tapping the bottom of the camera against a hard surface, but this "fix" can cause even worse problems if your tap is too forceful. You can also try powering the camera on while you hold the shutter release button, but chances are that the camera will need professional repair. Suggest that you take it to a Samsung dealer (NOT the camera shop at a chain store) and also check the Samsung web site for repair procedures and prices. Be sure to get a firm price before you commit to anything, though. The price of a fix can approach the cost of a new camera, and repairs typically only carry a 30-day warranty.

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