20 Most Recent Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera - Page 7 Questions & Answers


From the menu, select the wrench icon to enter the setup menu, then select "Date&Time."

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010


basically like you like need to like drop it on the floor like then like stamp on it.
that will like solve like any problems you may have.
ta 4 now.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010


Consider NOT connecting the camera to the computer.

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 any photo cataloging program.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 11, 2010


http://www.samsung.com/us/support/supportDownloadCenter.do?prd_ia_cd=N0000337&prd_mdl_cd=EC-S500ZBBA%2FDE&prd_mdl_name=DIGIMAX+S500

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Dec 08, 2010


You should replace your Battery with New ones
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Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010


you please setup your display preview in the camera

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010


Many people find it more convenient to just take the memory card out of the camera and put it in a card reader, especially now that these readers are built into computers and printers. You can't get the pics from the camera's internal memory that way though.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 28, 2010


"format" completely erases the pictures with no hope of recovery. Sorry.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 23, 2010


It's no problem at all to get them back. Please see this post for several free software that you can download. You'll need to use a card reader with these programs though:


All the download links listed in the article are through CNET, primarily to verify that these are malware free software, and to give you a chance to read user reviews on the software before downloading.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010


Hi,

This is a common problem on this model. This is highly suggestive of ' lens problem '. Sometimes cameras such as yours can have a bit of debris jam up the lens or the lens can get knocked out of alignment. Often this can be resolved by a doing a few simple things. If it still does not work, then it would need to be repaired or replaced.

Turn off camera set on a table and with a bright light look around the lens turret to see if there is any foreign matter jamming the lens. Try cleaning the crevice between the lens and body with canned air using short bursts at an angle so as to blow any dust and debris out, not force it farther in. Turn on camera and test.

If that doesn't work:
Turn off camera, turn the camera over and gently shake. Sometimes gravity will do what canned air doesn't. Turn on camera and test.

If that doesn't work (try only if the camera is out of warranty):
Your lens may be slightly mis-aligned. Turn off camera. At your own risk look at the lens to see if it is centered. if it is off to one side, push it toward the greater gap until it clicks into place. Turn on and test.

If none of these measures work, it's time to have a technician physically examine your camera and quote a repair cost.However, on most occasions the cost of repair is quite high relative to the cost of the product.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010


This camera apparently uses standard AA size batteries, available anywhere.

You must use good alkaline AA batteries or better, a set of high capacity NiMH rechargeables. Zinc or "long life" batteries just aren't up to the task, and they can leak and cause corrosion.

NiMH batteries with a capacity of 2700mAH are available, and these will last longer, per charge, than name brand alkalines, as well as being rechargeable. You can buy these with a charger fairly cheaply now (though they obviously cost more than disposables). You will probably want two sets, one to be on charge while you use the other.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 04, 2010


Remove the card and get a scan on the card connected to the PC.
Remove off all the files and format the card. Now reinsert the card back into the camera.
If the fault remains remove battery for few hours and check, if not the fault can be internal, check with the Samsung service for consensus/estimate.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 01, 2010


No . The pictures that are stored on the SD card can be downloaded on to the PC as the images are stored on to the card and will not be deleted unless you do with the camera menu or the PC.
Once the SD card is taken out remove the battery and tryt o tap lightly on the camera with the hood down. It might release any jamming . repeat with the battery put in , with the power ON.
If not contact Samsung service.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Nov 01, 2010


Hi,

No, you will not loose the pictures on the SD Card.

Please go ahead and restart.

If this doesn't work for you, 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 Nov 01, 2010


Is the camera internal wiring wrong?


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Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010


No. The S500 uses MMC and SD cards, not SDHC cards.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010


Can you see the controls on the screen or are there no controls either?

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


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 Oct 23, 2010

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