Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare C340 Digital Camera ?
New Rechargable Batteries Die after A Couple of Pictures
\015 The Kodak rechargable batteries dying very quickly so I baught a new set of rechargables and the problem continued. The low battery inicator comes on after about 10 pictures. Conventional batteries last about 5 pictures. The batteries seem to still be charged as they work in other devices fine. The batteries lasted much much longer when the camera was new. I thought that the batteries just needed replacing but the new ones do the same thing.\015
I bought C340 shortly before my wife and daughter went on a French class trip to Paris. They ran into the battery life problem while there and kept buying alkalines. They lost dozens of memories because this stupid camera would eat them in 10 photos or less. I doubt a dead short would drain the batteries faster.\015\012\015\012I did the firmware update and it did not fix the problem. Like Scorps1, I called Kodak and explained the situation. They also told me to send it in for repair/exchange. I declined.\015\012\015\012I also own a Kodak EasyShare DX7590, which I like a lot, but I doubt I will ever buy another Kodak camera again after the lemon I got and the lack of service I received.\015\012\015\012BTW, I was a Kodak employee for 19 years (until I got caught in one of their continuous layoffs.) I got no favors from Support for my time served. Maybe Support was outsorced....
This model is renowned for poor battery life. Some people say using the CRV3 battery lasts a lot longer but my advice is to buy NimH batteries with at least 2600mah. Some Nimh are only 700mah and obviously will last less than a third the time of a 2600.\015\012\015\012Keeping the use of the LCD to a minimum will increase battery life and using the flash puts a tremendous drain on the batteries so if you can do without the flash switch it off. Combine these tips with a set of 2600mah batteries and I'll guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised.\015\012\015\012As a sideline I always have a good laugh when I see an Olympics opening at night or a firework display and all you can see is thousands of flashes going off which the majority only reach about 12 feet maximum and the parade being shot is some 300 feet away.\015\012\015\012\015\012BMW
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New Rechargable Batteries Die after A Couple of Pictures
I bought C340 shortly before my wife and daughter went on a French class trip to Paris. They ran into the battery life problem while there and kept buying alkalines. They lost dozens of memories because this stupid camera would eat them in 10 photo ... Kodak EasyShare C340 Digital Camera
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Battery is dead and I have lost the small piece that fits into the baatery charger that plugs it into the wall. Now what. Li-ion rechargeable battery. Must I get a new battery or a new charger. Can I still get my pictures I took made up?
Hi,\015\012\015\012If the charger is broken, you will need to get a new one.\015\012\015\012The good news is that the pictures that you took are safe on on the Memory Card and you will be able to get them! ... Kodak EasyShare Z612 Digital Camera
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Brand new batteries, take a few pictures, then batteries die
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Last year I bought my mom a digital camera for christmas. It worked great for about 2-3 months. Since then it is speratic, it will turn on let you take a couple of pictures then shuts down all by itsels. If you put freshly charged batteries in the camera it will let you take 4-5 pictures tells you low batteries then shuts down. Is there any way we can return the camera to the company and receive some credit to purchase a new one for my mom? The other question is could we get it fixed?
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Switches off Camera is 2 - 3years old. I went to use it the other day and put in new batteries as it kept saying low battery then switching off, however once new bettiries were in it only allowed me to take a couple of pictures then it switched off again. I can however now switch it on to see other photos but a soon a I sitch it to take a photo it just switches off imediately! Please help
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