Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I have a Kodak Easyshare V1003 which is about 9 months old. I just connected it to my PC with the included USB cable and it went dead after just a minute. Itried changing the battery and connecting it to the charger but none of the little LED's will come on. It acts like its been short circuited. Any ideas?


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You're right, it could be a shorted circuit, bent usb pins (rare), or a faulty usb cable, but most likely the battery terminals could be slightly dirty, or oxidized. In that case, you have to clean them with a qtip and alcohol. Also make sure your charger is putting out the voltage it should- it could be faulty.
\015\012Here is a web blog about cameras that won't power up, and it has some things to check for:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html
\015\012If nothing helps, the camera will require servicing. Get an estimate first, since the cost of repair can justify just going ahead and getting a new one.
\015\012Good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this helps.
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