Samsung ST150F Troubleshooting
Stuck Camera Lens
The lens of the camera is stuck in the outright position and will not retract.
Battery Died While Camera Lens was Extended
The solution would be to charge the cameras battery and restart the camera.
If lens does not retract after troubleshooting, consider taking a look at our repair guide for Lens Replacement.
Buildup of Dirt
The lens of the camera may have a buildup of dirt around the edges of the mechanical components, creating the lens to get stuck. The first thing to do is use a compressed can of air and spray along the outer edges of the lens to release any of the dirt. Power camera on to test if this solution helped. If camera lens is still stuck consider the use of a thin material such as a piece of paper to wedge in between to help remove stuck particles.
Flash Not Working
The flash on the camera is not working when taking a picture.
Not Properly Charged
When the camera has a low battery it will stop using the flash to conserve energy. Charge your camera's battery and try the flash again.
Flash Not Toggled On
Make sure your flash is toggled on and attempt to take a picture. If the problem persists it is likely that the flash is physically broken. You should consider performing a Flash Bulb Replacement.
The camera is not turning on.
To begin with, if your camera is displaying a green light but your screen is not turning on, the problem is not with the battery. However, if the light is not displaying, following the following steps should help you discover the true problem.
A common and easily remedied problem is that the battery has not been inserted correctly. Check that your battery has been inserted correctly and attempt to turn the camera on again.
The Samsung ST150F has a feature that allows it to turn on while plugged in without the use of a battery. Remove the battery completely and plug the camera in. If your camera turns on, the problem is with your battery. You should get a new battery and replace your current one.
Broken Capture Button
The capture button on the camera is not functioning properly.
No Clicking Noise
The most common issue with the capture button is that the button is not clicking down onto the piece of the camera that sends a signal to take a picture. Listen carefully for a clicking noise when you press the button down. If you do not hear this clicking there may be small particles of dirt obstructing the button. Check our Capture Button Repair guide.
Should your capture button not be rebounding after being clicked, it is likely the button is sticky and should be properly cleaned. To clean the button please refer to our guide on Capture Button Repair.