Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera ?

Camera switches off as soon as it's turned on. Batteries are fully charged. Camera has not been used for seven months. What could be wrong?


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One word of advice, the use of steel wool in this case may leave undesirable fine steel debris that that may add to a potential problem, adding to the cleaning that would be unnecessary. Sometimes the particles can go unseen. Use a non metalic abrasive like a pencil eraser with a spung type Q-tip and denatured Alcohol. A miniture vacuum, use of a spritzer type (compessed air) keyboard cleaner may lodge debris instead of removing itare in use of any tool should be observed, obviously... If you need to do a heavy clean off the corrosion, the item might need to be taken apart and scrub us Scoth-Brite.
\015\012It was only 7 months, I suspect it is only the batteries needs to be replaced. I use Metal hydride rechargable over 2000 mAh, freshly charged, does just fine.
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If you have not used your camera for few months the problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try solution before you do anything else:
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Step1: Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper).

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\015\012Step2: Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair. \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012
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\015\012Thank you !!
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