20 Most Recent Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera - Page 6 Questions & Answers


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This is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to take the unit to your nearest service centre. Feel free to let me know if you need any assistance.

The problem might be that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

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Andrea

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011


Hi,

My advice to you for this would be to not to use the software at all.

Instead, just use the tools that are supplied with the operating system and transfer your pictures to the computer.

The USB driver for the camera, is available on this link.

If you require any further assistance, please comment and let me know, and I will be happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.

I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this solution.
Thank you.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011


you can get drivers from here:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/DIGIMAX%20S500

although if you're running windows 7, you should be able to goto the Computer icon, and it should display removable device drive (which should be your camera) And you should be able to copy the pictures from there to the hard drive

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011


it is hardware problem with your barrel assy.,the part of camera that has a function to make your image appear on scree,,if the shutter assy was defective or cut your experience that problem.,you can go to the nearest samsung authorized sevice center to find out how much it will cost.,

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


One quick thing to try would be to use a different SD card, I can see a scenario in which the camera tries to start up - sees a invalid card or a improper format and fails.
Otherwise...try plugging it in your computer via USB. or to another power outlet using a compatible power cable. If it starts and allows you to access the menu, try a factory reset and then try using the battery power again.
Sometimes cameras are very picky about the "Type" of battery they use - there are several. Try a lithium set, or try a NiMH set - just don't mix them.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


Hi,
Circuit board problem with your camera and suggested to fix it at dealer.
Regards, Jay

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


Check the battery contacts in the camera. If you have let batteries become totally discharged while being stored, they would have caused corrosion on the contacts.
Clean with a pencil eraser and then with alcohol on a Q-Tip.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Feb 16, 2011


Take a look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011


Are you sure you have connect the Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera correctly.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011


Reset your Samsung Camera to default by pressing small reset button.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011


You can always download the manual from Samsungs Website. Here is the link:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/DIGIMAX%20S500



You can download the manual from the above site and all the information you need
is there. Enjoy your new camera and welcome to the Digital World.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011


This normally happens when the batteries are going flat. Replace batteries and the problem should be solved.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011


I don't think you need the software to load the pictures. Just link your camera to your
Computer. Your computer should recognize the camera and begin the upload process without
the software. Just follow the prompts

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011


This may not be what you want to hear but please take some time and read the owner's manual. You're asking us for a complete course in the operation of your camera and it's right there in the manual.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 22, 2011


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use Windows Photo Gallery or any other photo cataloging program.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011


The camera is probably supported by default in Windows 7.

To find out if this is the case, you should try using Picasa to download the pictures off of your camera.

Picasa is a free download from Google and has many cutting-edge features for picture management. I think that you'll like it.

  • Download Picasa from their web site (click here) to your Desktop
  • Once the Picasa file has completed downloading, Open the file and follow the directions displayed.
  • Once you have Picasa installed, connect your Olympus camera. Picasa will recognize that you have connected the camera and ask you how you want to proceed.
  • Have Picasa copy the images from your camera
  • You can then use Picasa to handle the photos from your camera.


Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for using FixYa and Happy New Year!

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011


SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
If that doesn't work, try another card.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


I am not sure, but you could try. Kodak Easyware software can download pictures from many digital cameras to PC. Go to Kodak.com and select 'SUPPORT'. Then click "Kodak Easyshare Software - Windows Operating System". Download and install the software in your PC. Then use it to download the pictures. It is free and easy to use.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


Hi,

You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view this manual. Download Adobe Reader

Hope this helps. Kindly let me know if you have any difficulty in downloading the manual.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 25, 2010

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