Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera ?

Hi! My camera powers up, shows the EasyShare splash screen, then nothing can be viewed either on the LCD or via the eye viewer. Yep, the cap is off so that's not obstructing it; there is plenty of light, the flash is on but does't work. I also can't get the Menu or Review to display on the LCD. This has just begun happening, no damage to the unit, it's fully charged... Please help!!! Thank you so much! Tracy

Answers :

Hi Tracy.

The symptoms are those of an internal hardware failure. The camera starts up, indicating that it is powered. Then it shows the splash screen, which says that the LCD is working. Then the camera crashes while doing the initial test, when all part of the camera are powered and checked.

When it fails this way it is usually defective main board. A short in wiring to lens or a shorted lens motor may cause the same thing. Before sending the camera for repair, check the following.

Test using a different battery (if using Kodak rechargeable battery). You can go to a Kodak camera shop and ask testing Kodak battery.
If you are using ordinary batteries, ensure that they are Alkaline. Replace with fully charged.

Try starting the camera with no memory card. A shorted SD card may cause the same thing.

Check if the lenses are stuck half the way through.

Remove batteries; point lens to the floor; hold down the on button; reinsert batteries while holding the button; release button (power reset).

If all that does not work, then the camera must be repaired. In that case call Kodak to get a quote on repair. You can get a quote from a third party here:Repair.


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