Samsung ES15 won't turn off

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Via Nite, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Via Nite

    Via Nite Guest

    Hi,
    My camera will not shut down when I press the power off button. All I get is
    a beep. The batteries are fully charged. Any suggestions apart from
    throwing it away?
    Cheers
    V
     
    Via Nite, Jan 23, 2011
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  2. This may cure both problems.
    To turn the camera off remove the battery.
    If you manage to get it off then try reseting it to the factory settings as
    it sounds as if there could be wrong settings.
     
    Robert Peffers, Jan 24, 2011
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  3. Via Nite

    Via Nite Guest

    Thanks Robert,
    Yes I tried removing batteries without any luck. But, I've done a bit of
    surfing on the net and I found a site with a list of possible fixes.
    Apparently a common problem is jamming of the lens mechanism due to small
    particles of grit and if the lens does not fully withdraw the camera will
    not turn off. One of the fixes is to gently tap the side of the camera to
    dislodge any debris. I did this and presto the lens withdrew and the camera
    turned off.
     
    Via Nite, Jan 24, 2011
    #3
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    Found the problem was just road salt crystallised on the actuating arm of
    the turbo's variable vanes unit.
    A quick wipe, with the proverbial oily rag , a squirt of pecial anti-stick
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    I will not be using that VW dealer again.
     
    Robert Peffers, Jan 24, 2011
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