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Camera beeps 3 times the shuts off

Lens is already extended battery is charged whats wrong?

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  • magloinsigh Nov 13, 2007

    Zoom lens out permanently. When power is switched on camera screen comes on for 2/3 seconds, gives three beeps and turns off. Have tried charging batteries that came with camera, new rechargeable ones and non-rechargeable batteries. Was NOT dropped or damaged. Happened just after the years warranty and was seldom used.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    Thanks!! It's fixed. Wow I could NOT figure it out!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    Thats what happens to my camera aswell and i have loads of picz from
    last nite dat i wanna see how do ya fix it tel me pleeeeeassseeee?????
    it says thanks i cud NOT figure it out but its fixed now.. How did ya
    fix it??

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    Lens motor stalled.
    Checkout the price of a repair at Samsung suppor

    Im Sorry Bu Im 13 And Dont Kno Wat Dat Means?!?!?! Haha..Help PLEASE! Soon??!?!

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2008

    It just beebs and shuts off. I dropped it from not even a foot off the carpet ground.

  • jbeam440 Mar 01, 2008

    camera beeps 3 times & shuts off. Lens stays extended(out)

  • Xiong Mar 11, 2008

    My sister-in-law and I have this same camera and it does the same thing!! Very frustrating! I was hoping it was on a product recall but I am not finding anything.

  • blckct1 Mar 31, 2008

    my camera did the same thing, very frustrating......................lay your camera on its back with the lens upward. My camera had gotten stuck because it didnt retract evenly. It was obviously uneven...............I just had to gently push at the uneven place and it immediatly began working again............Hope this helps Lesley Wilkinson

  • eridge May 20, 2008

    My camera beeps 3 times & turns off without the lens colapsing back into the camera.

    I changed the batteries, cleaned the battery area, still get the same response.

    The lens still sticks out partially & the screen says E18.

    Please e-mail me at eeridge@hotmail.com

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OMG! so i read all these suggestions and nothing worked or i was just confused..tried the tapping thing but didnt work..so i finally just kept twisting the lens and pushing it in and out..it doesnt really move but i was angry and hoping this was doing something..i turn my camera back on a IT WORKIN AGAIN:) im so happy becuz i was so pissed that i had to buy another camera but i suggest trying this method if the table tapping dont work..OH and my lens didnt look crooked at all so if urs look straight and stilling doing stupid beep thing ,,,try this!

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I charged the rechargeable batteries (that came with the camera) using another battery charger (rather than the charger that came with the camera) and hey presto! As soon as I closed the battery compartment door, the lens retracted into the camera and the camera started working perfectly fine! Had sat in the cupboard for over a year without being able to use it. Happy days!!!

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

Look Under the Subject Title E18....May be the same problem.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

Had this happen with the lens stuck in the retracted position.  Rapped the camera on my palm to jostle the lens a bit, turned it on and back to normal.

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

  • Ronnie Boone Aug 09, 2011

    This is how I fixed the same problem...while the lens were trying to extend and the beep was sounding, I removed the batteries by opening the battery compartment door. Then added a VERY small amount of W40 around both lens housings. Works great now!

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The camera beeps three times and then shuts off without the lens going back in.

Cheers.

Anna A-J

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: camera beeps 3 times the shuts off

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

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If the camera is older sometimes the battery brakes down after starting as the motor for the lens needs a lot of power as the starting of the lcd does. Had a similar problem with a different camera. I tried a friends battery and suddenly all worked fine.

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