Having problems with your Kodak EASYSHARE M763 Digital Camera ?

My camera is fully charged, but it won't turn on and the lens is stuck in the extended position.


Answers :

Hi,

This is a common known issue with the camera.

Try these steps at your own risk as they it may further damage the device.

1. Try charging your batteries overnight. Try to on the Camera Next morning.
Try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

These\015\012 3 options provide your camera with more power available to the \015\012extension mechanism which could overcome some of the particles that are \015\012lodged in there if there are any.

Try using compressed air (best \015\012is a clean air can bought at a electronics store) and blow between the \015\012lens and the casing. This should help dislodge some of the particles.

Look\015\012 at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' are misaligned or not \015\012concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down) so that\015\012 some of the particles can escape. Also try moving the lens away from \015\012the side with the biggest gap (also upside down)

Try gently \015\012pushing or pulling the lens when it tries to extend but this is risky as\015\012 it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another\015\012 way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and \015\012then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to\015\012 not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and \015\012down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the \015\012camera is enough to get things going again.

As a last resort if \015\012you decide to replace the camera try hitting the camera near the lens \015\012with increasing force with the palm of your hand. Between each hit , try\015\012 using it again.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a \015\012repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair \015\012than to replace the camera.If it is still under warranty I would suggest\015\012 you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any \015\012off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about\015\012 warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.


Hope this should be helpful.

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