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Camera Won't Stay On

When I'm in Auto Mode and press On the camera will turn on for a second, the lens will go out, then they will immediately retract and the camera will turn off. On the LCD the white Kodak EasyShare screen will show for a second before it turns off. However, if I go to Favorites mode the camera will stay on. Help!

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  • starrider93 Sep 22, 2008

    i have the same problem! my camera turns on for a short time then immediately turns off...

    i cannot simply CHANGE the battery becuase it is a rechargeable battery... it is completely charged however, and it still acts like this

    please help

  • shawshankboy Apr 03, 2009

    Exactly as described here. I can view photos but can't take new ones.

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    Same problem here, it flashes and turn off. New battery did not fix it.

  • nixon91 May 10, 2009

    this damn thing will not stay on while in photo mode however the camera stays on when it is on favorites mode

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Hi change the battries good luck

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c3015.gif Fill flash and flash off modes remain selected after you take the picture. To cancel the selection, press the mode-selection button or close and reopen the lens cover/flash to return to the auto-flash mode.
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