Having problems with your Kodak Digital Cameras ?

Camera lens extends when on but turns off immediately


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It could be something more serious, or as simple as inserting\015\012fresh/fully charged batteries, but the problem you describe is frequently due to\015\012corroded battery contacts inside the camera. Remove the batteries and\015\012wipe the camera contacts firmly with a clean cloth (heavy corrosion may\015\012require cleaning with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or fine\015\012sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery\015\012compartment during cleaning, clean the contacts at both ends of the\015\012batteries, and reinsert them in the camera. This cleaning cures the\015\012problem about 90% of the time, and I hope it works for you.
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Camera lens extends when on but turns off immediately


It could be something more serious, or as simple as inserting\015\012fresh/fully charged batteries, but the problem you describe is frequently due to\015\012corroded battery contacts inside the camera. Remove the batteries and\015\012wipe the camera ... Kodak Digital Cameras

My Canon PowerShot SD850 IS has a lens that is stuck in the extended position. I get a screen that says lens error, restart camera, but when I try to connect to the software, I get a screen on the computer telling me the computer cannot detect the camera. Battery is freshly charged, and I get the little yellow bird picture on the camera when I turn it on. It beeps about 4 times, and then turns off. Is there a safe way to get the lens to retract?


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