20 Most Recent Kodak EASYSHARE M340 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Hello Pam, You have either a faulty contact for the battery or your battery is suffering from age. After time these camera batteries lose their capacity. Try a new fully charged battery.
Best Regards, Russell

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Feb 20, 2016


Usually the lens closing is a sign that the battery is dying. If there's not much power left for the camera, it will first close the lens so it's protected before powering down. Make sure you have fresh batteries, fully charged. If the battery is going bad it may not hold a charge for very long but appear to be charged when you first intall it.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015


Usted deber?a haber tenido el software incluido con la c?mara cuando lo compr?. Encienda la c?mara. Conecte el cable USB (modelo U-8) de la c?mara a la PC.Use el programa Easyshare para localizar sus archivos de im?genes y subirlas a su PC. Si esto es lo que no funciona, tambi?n puede utilizar un lector de tarjetas. Si uno no se construye en su PC, usted puede comprar uno bastante econ?micamente. Inserte la tarjeta en el lector de tarjetas y se mostrar? como una unidad extra?ble en "Mi PC". Crear una carpeta en su PC, ?bralo y seleccione los archivos de la tarjeta (unidad extra?ble) y copiarlos. Pegarlos en la nueva carpeta. Estoy usando un traductor en l?nea para esta respuesta, as? que espero que pueda entender lo que escrib?.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Jan 01, 2015


You can retrieve those photos & if you want to maximize chances of memory card files recovery, the first thing you should do is immediately stop taking more photos or videos (with your current camera memory card) in case partial files are overwritten.

Then connect the camera (memory card) to a PC or Mac which has install a data recovery tool, check this site Digital Camera Data Recovery for a list of good and tested recovery software.

Hope you good luck! Merry Christmas!

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Jun 17, 2014


sounds like the camera was dropped, if you look ate the camera from the sides, and the lens don't look square to the camera body, grab the lens and force it into alignment, you might hear a little POP, and thats sometimes good..BUT call your local camera shop and ask what the average cost to repair ? and always check your camera for recalls !
Jay the pump repair guy

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Feb 08, 2014


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Nov 14, 2013


First things first: DO NOT take any more pictures with the memory card that you want to recover pictures from in case you may quite possibly ruin your chances of photo recovery.

Then try this digital photo recovery software (also recover videos and music) to get them recovered. It should recover your files without problem. But you should take care and note that:
1. Before photo recovery, better stop using the device where your lost digital photos located.
2. You'd better not install the photo recovery program or save recovered files to the card drive that you want to recover data from.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Oct 11, 2013


First things first: DO NOT take any more pictures with the memory card that you want to recover pictures from in case you may quite possibly ruin your chances of photo recovery.


Then take a try this photo recovery software (also recover videos and music) to get them recovered. It should recover your files without problem.
note that:
1. Before photo recovery, better stop using the device where your lost digital photos located.
2. You'd better not install the photo recovery program or save recovered files to the card drive that you want to recover data from.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Sep 11, 2013


It means that the internal memory card is full of photos and they need to be downloaded to your PC .

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Jan 25, 2013


Try NOT connecting the camera to the computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Jan 07, 2013


One thing you can try is to use a faster memory card. Some cards are very slow, and that is why many are cheap.
Here is a review and some interesting points:
Kodak easyshare m340 review
Some points copied: "The M340 performed well on Shooting-Digital.com's shutter lag test, averaging just 0.33 second from shutter press to image capture. In the best-case scenario, the camera can power up and fire a shot in 2.45 seconds. Even better, you only have to wait 1.74 seconds between shots. In comparison, the PowerShot A1100 starts up and shoots in only 2.26 seconds but takes 2.35 seconds between shots; the sluggish Coolpix S230 needs 5.79 seconds to start and 5.69 seconds between shots."
So, if your camera is slow with a fast card, it may need repair. Check with Kodak.com at the support/ repair department.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Nov 26, 2012


sure your machine has been exposed to sand and moisture, so this all stuck and short circuit, take it to a technician but I would advise discard

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Aug 04, 2012


omg! thank you so much Stephan you are th best i just bought the camera for Christmas. Went to the beach yesterday and it sttopped working the method with holding the lens and moving it around i saw some sand come out now it works!!!!!! :-D

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Jul 23, 2012

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