Question about Kodak EasyShare Z1275 Digital Camera
I semi resolved the problem with my Kodak Z1275 with this suggestion; Step 1, making SURE the batteries are good. Then, position the camera with the lens pointed up or down (depending on stuck lens position, USE GRAVITY AS YOUR FRIEND) and gently tap on the lens just as you turn on/off the camera. You may have to do this several times before the camera will close the lens. From my research this camera has a faulty mechanism for the lens which causes the software to recognize a lens failure thus shutting down the camera. Poor designed lens mechanism! I now am using my camera again, but regularly have to remember to allow gravity to assist in lens opening (turning on) and lens closing (turning off) as well as occasionally giving it a light tap or in extreme cases lightly assisting the lens opening/closing. Hope that helps! Oh and I don't suggest buying another Kodak camera!
Posted on May 30, 2009
Tap on the side of the camera (where the memory card is located) after pressing the power button will temporarily solve this problem. I haven't contacted Kodak yet, but like most manufacturers, nothing will be done to remedy the problem. It's probably why the camera was such a good deal when I bought it. I won't buy another Kodak camera again.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
Aside from a new set of batteries, the most common problem with these cameras is the lens mechanism sticking or broken. If you are able to get the camera to turn on long enough to extend the lens a little, gently pull the lens out while it is trying to power up but do not force it. Check around the lens to make sure it is free of any substance that could cause it to hang up. If the lens cannot retract or extend fully the camera will shut down.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
This instant turning off is usually a sign that the batteries are more or less dead. The camera doesn't have enough juice to run through the start up sequence and shuts down before its fully booted up. It will usually sense the voltage drop on the battery as it trys to engage the motor to get the lens to come out
I know its a silly question but have you tried it with fresh batteries ?
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
PROBLEM - Camera will not turn on at all regardless of battery used. Happened after about 8 months of use. Kodak instructed me to send the camera in of warranty repair. MCU was replaced. The unfortunate thing is that I have the same problem again, 7 months later and I am guessing it is not a warranty repair this time.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
This problem is frequently due to weak/worn out batteries or corroded battery terminals inside the
camera. If charging/replacing the batteries does not clear the problem, remove the batteries and wipe the terminals with a soft cloth
(heavy corrosion may require a fine wire brush, steel wool, or
sandpaper). Remove any residue left in the camera by the cleaning.
Clean the terminals on the batteries in the same manner, and then
replace them in the camera. This cures most problems, but if it
doesn't work for you, check the Kodak troubleshooting guide at:
It uses a simple Q&A format to diagnose problems and propose solutions.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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