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I have a samsung S500 and when I turn it on the lens doesn't open or extend and it will beep 3 times and shut off. I have tried new batteries and nothing works. I took it to a camera shop and they

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Well, have you ever considered that the lenses MIGHT be defected? If it's true, you can send it back to the manufacturer, as long as it wasn't YOU who made it defected.
Another tip, is maybe the lens isn't made for that type of camera.
Lastly, the lens can just be broken, so you should carefully examine it, and see INSIDE of it, to make sure all of the parts are their. Hope this helps (:

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

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SOURCE: Camera won't stay on

the same thing happend to mine a few weeks ago - I couldn't figure it out - but I loved the camera so I just got a new one for my birthday

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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SOURCE: camera beeps 3 times the shuts off

I've decided to send the camera in for possible repair.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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sounds like a lens error, does the lens extend or retract? You probably have to get the lens back on track, use gentle pressure wiht the camera face down on a towel covered table and turn on to see if the camera tries to retract the lens. I really dislike these types of cameras that extend the lens everytime, if it turns on in your pocket, your doomed!

Posted on May 27, 2008

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dont buy this c*#p again thats the best solution i can give

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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