I bought my son a Norcent X1A5 Digital Camera a few months back. In January, it wouldn’t work. The lens was open a bit, and when I turned the power on it would give me three beeps, the light would come on, then the camera would turn back off. I googled around for a solution, however all I saw were people with the same troubleshooting issue.
I wasn’t able to return it to the store, and Norcent have went bankrupt, so I was unable to get it repaired under the manufacturer warranty. However I recently discovered what the problem was and how to fix it.
Basically – the lens is jammed. It’s because of the piece that goes around the lens glass which states what type of lens it is etc. It’s a little bit too big, and jams it. So what i did was take it off – this was very easy, I put pliers around the base, yanked at it a few times and boom, the plastic piece comes off, and it is now working again.
So if you’re having the same problem try that, and it should fix it. Here’s a picture of what it looks like after the fact: