20 Most Recent Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera - Page 8 Questions & Answers


Sorry, but this is not something a consumer can do.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010


Hi,that is probly the mechanism of the lens gear system is stock whit a debrie or sand pieces you can try to blow some air
in the space arround the base of the lens avoid to apply any pressure on the lens,at the same time you blow the air press pwr on and off to make the lens gear to get free , if dont works/ you needs a technician to fix it.
that is all i say from here
hope that will help
Regards Alan.
Ps ;that is a common problem for this type of camera.....

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010


The easiest way is to go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions.

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


When you are getting ready to take a picture, press the down arrow a few times to get the light balance you want. It will be trial and error. You can also try setting your ISO speed to a lower number. 100-400 is pretty much maximum for bright sun exposures.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Oct 07, 2010


Hello

OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.

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If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards
Andrea

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


Hello

OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.

6c99e31.jpg

If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards
Andrea

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 27, 2010


HI! ITs inevitable. Even mine does it when theres light. You will just need to find a perfect spot that has lesser light.

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


Are you sure the slide switch on the side of the card is in the "unlocked" position?

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


Press the play mode button and then press the menu button. Use left/right to select the [COPY TO CARD] menu tab.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010


Is there a switch on the side of the card? If so, move it.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010


In the menu, there should be an entry for "copy" which should give you the option to copy the internal memory to a memory card.

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


Take out the card and move the little slider, on the edge of the card, to the other side.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 22, 2010


Time to start using a card reader instead of the camera.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010


Hello

OK, this sound to me like you have a blown CCD. Unfortunately, you will not be able to repair this yourself, but, you can take it to your nearest camera repair shop.

They will be able to inform you to exactly what the problem is, as well as the repair cost.

Kind regards
Andrea

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010


Set your white balance to "auto WB"

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Aug 27, 2010


Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. 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 center 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.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Aug 27, 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 Aug 20, 2010


You can download the manual from
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/detail/supportPrdDetail.do?menu=SP01&prd_ia_cd=04010300&prd_mdl_cd=&prd_mdl_name=DIGIMAX+S500


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 Aug 19, 2010


Use a card reader instead of the camera.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010

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