Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare CX7430 Digital Camera ?

My camera is several years old, but I love it. However it was recently stolen and later recovered, but the batteries were gone. I have replaced the batteries with several new ones, but the camera shows a red light and then goes completely off. Why does this happen and what can I do? Thanks, Joanne


Answers :

It appears who ever had this camera while it was stolen has most likely played catch with it or something in that nature. If no damage appears it was jostled around shorting out the capacitor which keeps it running until you power it off
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\015\012Unfortunately this problem is likely to be down to an internal circuit failure and the camera will need to go for servicing and repair.
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\015\012From a user's point of view there is one thing that you can try yourself that may resolve this problem. These cameras are highly sensitive to any residue that may have formed on the battery contacts causing a bad connection.
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\015\012A handy tip is to use a soft pencil eraser to gently clean the contacts in the battery compartment. This has the effect of removing any residue from the contacts and ensuring there is full power going to the camera. Quite often this will resolve a situation like this.
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\015\012However, If this does not work the only answer is a service examination to determine if there are faulty components or loose connections inside the camera itself.
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\015\012Thanks for using FixYa.
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