Having problems with your Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 Digital Camera ?

Optimal Zoom lens not retracting and does not turn on

\015 Hi, My name is, Will, I live in Long Beach California. I bought this Kodak Z1285 about 2 years ago and ever since I got it, it has been nothing but problems. The Optimal Zoom Lens is not retracting back, after fully recharging the batteries i put them into the camera and a light blue light goes on for about one second and then it turns itself off. It is frustrating. When I bought it I tought to myself, wow, 12.0 megapixels and a 5 zoom ability, I will be doing some serious picture taking but no it has been more like, wow what a headache.\015\012I called the 1800 number to ask for solutions and they gave me two. the first solution is to give them my credit card number and they were going to charge about $90 after taxes and shipping and handling of the camera. the camera was going to be shipped to Illinois for repairs. \015\012Solution number two was about them sending me a coupon through email worth about $35. That money would have been torwards buying a new kodak camera only not for repairs. I paid about $229.00 brand new for this camera. The kodak representative on the phone told me that my camera right now at 07/08/2009 was only worth $80. Huge difference right. I don't know what to do. Can somebody please help?\015\012Can anyone help please?\015

Answers :

Have you tried purchasing a new set of batteries and installing them into the camera? I know you said the previous ones were fully charged but if you put the batteries on the charger when they are not completely discharged they will give a false charge... It's the same issue with cell phone batteries you have to let it die as much as possible before charging to avoid battery cell disintegration..
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