20 Most Recent Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera - Page 7 Questions & Answers


Hi!
It's probably a loose connection between CCD and main board. It's a well know problem with these cameras. If you want to fix it yourself, take off the front cover, then back cover, remove the frame on which the LCD is on, be very careful with the keyboard cable. I suggest you don't disconnect it! Check the CCD connection to the board.
I work in a Kodak service center.

Hope this helps!

Tom

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009


Sorry, but there is no safe DIY fix for the lens problem, and any homebrew repair attempt will likely make the problem worse. I suggest that you take it to a local camera shop (NOT the camera department at a chain store) or contact customer service via the kodak.com web site to arrange repair. Be sure to get a firm price before you commit to anything though. The fix can easily approach the cost of a new camera, and repairs typically only carry a 30-day warranty.

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009


It sounds like a mechanical problem and the camera is in a need of a repair.
If your camera is Out of Warranty the repair of this model for this fault is about 48 pounds + shipping to the repair centre.

KODAK also offers a Trade up option where you will have the opportunity to trade up to a newer model 25-30% cheaper than the market price.

Contact KODAK:
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Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Dec 11, 2009


There is no DIY fix for lens damage and chances are that your attempt made the damage worse. The camera will require professional repair, and I recommend that you take it to a local camera shop (NOT the camera department in a large store) or contact Kodak customer service via their web site, www.kodak.com. Get a firm price before you commit to any repair, though. The fix can easily cost almost as much as a new camera, and repairs typically only carry a 30-day warranty.

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Dec 08, 2009


Sorry, but there's no DIY fix for the lens problem. You can send to Kodak for repair or take it to a local shop -- but get an estimate first. In the Kodak price range you may be better off cost-wise with a replacement than a repair.

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Dec 05, 2009


Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: 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). 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 and charge them. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

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Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Dec 01, 2009


Here are the steps:
1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.Pls. use lithium batteries Ni-Mh or rechargeable Batteries (2000 M.Amp or higher).
2. Clean the battery contacts.
a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera
3. Without the memory card,turn on your camera.

Contact KODAK:
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Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 27, 2009


You need a repair on the camera.
If OoW=45 pounds.

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Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 27, 2009


Remember if charging thought the computer to switch the camera on.

Here are the steps:
1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.
2. Clean the battery contacts.
a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera
3. Without the memory card,turn on your camera.
4. Pls test with an alt. batt.
If you do not have access to a dif. battery.
Pls. take the batt out of the camera. Insert the charger into the unit from the main socket and turn the camera on. If the camera works you will need to replace the batt. or the cable. If not you will need to order a No power repair or a new cable. Accesories are covered under the same Man warranty as your camera

Contact KODAK:
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Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009


Make sure that you are installing a fresh/ full charge battery
Here are the steps:
1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.
2. Clean the battery contacts.
a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera
3. Without the memory card,turn on your camera.
4. Pls test with an alt. batt.
If you do not have access to a dif. battery.
Pls. take the batt out of the camera. Insert the charger into the unit from the main socket and turn the camera on. If the camera works you will need to replace the batt. If not you will need to order a No power repair.

Contact KODAK:
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=14563&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=3490

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 23, 2009


There is a small Grey or black adapter (CCC 26 Pins AV/USB Adapter) that usually goes onto the cable.
There is also 2 plugs on the camera. You might be using the incorrect one.

If you need to get hold of the adapter CCC 26 Pins AV/USB Adapter:

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Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 23, 2009


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 20, 2009


This is an OoW repair of: 48,44 pounds +you need to post it to KODAK

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Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 19, 2009


thats why you need to stick with the recomended batteries. The regular batteries deplete sooner

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 17, 2009


you need to purchased a charger or 5V AC Adaptor for the camera. sing this 5v AC adaptor you can charged the camera or Turn On the camea

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 15, 2009


There's no LCD parts that you can buy on a repair shop or on a store what you can do is to call kodak Tech support there will be the one will gonna setup your camera for repair in their authorize repair center toll free 1 800 235 6325 ext 12

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 15, 2009


you are using M853, Right?
Turn On the camera then try to press the menu button or review button if the picture or options will not show up it means the LCD is defective, But if your able to view the picture and the menu settings displayed On the LCD ther might be a problem On the shutter or on the lens itself.

Yu may call tech support toll free 1 800 235 6325 ext 12 and you may request to send you camera for repair

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 13, 2009


best i can say it to leave it off for a few days to a week to really let the components dry out. if you are lucky once it dries out totally you can turn it on again and it will work... trying to turn it on while anthing inside is still wet is just asking for more short and more trouble.

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 11, 2009


Hi, you can try to replace the batteries with another pair, if that does not work it seems like that there is a hardware issue with the camera, it may need to get flashed.

Hope this helps

Muzzi_123

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 09, 2009


If the camera will not power on at all, then I have no where to start. Nothing can be done except repair. this camera will need repair, or sell it as parts or as is on a site such as Ebay.
Call Kodak, and tell them the problem,it just might be that they may take the camera back. It may be worth the time. Go to the website for kodak, find the support and then find the service or repair department. Call them.

Kodak EasyShare... | Answered on Nov 09, 2009

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