Question about Kodak EasyShare Z1275 Digital Camera

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  • CIENDIE Sep 17, 2008

    it shuts off as soon as you turn on and yes i have tryed the batteries the lens is stuck out also and wont go in even when i try turning on?

  • josephineba Sep 26, 2008

    I get hardly any power out of regular or rechargable batteries. I am very disapointed with the camera

  • ry00 Oct 01, 2008

    I have the same problem, lens slowly went out, stuck in the out position,camera will not turn on or off.

  • cooldudeav Oct 05, 2008

    same prob: lens stuck out, wont turn on.

  • reddfoxx Nov 10, 2008

    I have the same problem, lens is stuck out will shut off. I contacted kodak tech support, they said get new NI-MH rechargable battries. I did this I get the same results. Thanks for any help

  • hans28 Nov 14, 2008

    I have the same problems,send the camera to kodak and get it back whit comment:use new batteries.

    Why doesn`t kodak replace the camera?

  • tinkerbell75 Dec 07, 2008

    this camera sucks. It's so great when it work, but I have this same problem. Once I held the power key for a minute or so, and it suddenly started working again. Now it's doing the same thing and the power thing isn't working anymore. I've already sent it into Kodak once for this problem, but it's still happening

  • kkerr849 Dec 17, 2008

    The camer is about 9 months old. at about 6 months it started turning off my it's self. then it would turn on and turn off real quick. It did that a few times then it would shut off leaving the lens out. Now it wont turn on at all.



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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!

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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.

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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.

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Hi there,

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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SOURCE: kodak easyshare z1275 not working =(

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.

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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.

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What did I do?

I turned my vacuum on, stuck my lense into the vacuum tube, zoomed all they way IN and then turned the vacuum off. My camera now works perfectly.

Before using the vacuum, I was only able to zoom about 50% before the camera would turn off. Thanks for your help.

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