Even though it was cushioned somewhat the camera took enough damage to jam something. The flashing symbols are a generic error code it could mean the shutter, zoom, film transport, flash, or some combination of these system are not working (sorry but without tearing the camera apart I can't narrow the problem any further)
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However, this mode reduces the resolution so that you won't be able to make prints much larger than postcard size. If you want to set a higher resolution so you can make larger prints, then the camera won't deface your photos by scrawling a string of numbers across them.
All is not lost, though. The date and time (and a lot more) are stored with every picture in its EXIF metadata. Any photo viewing/editing program should be able to display this data. To print this data, please consult the documentation for whatever program you're using to print your pictures. Depending on the program and printer you may print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back.
Ordinarily the panorama feature is utilized like this: you choose a panorama subject, and move your camera on a straight horizontal line with keeping your shutter down, and trying to capture the whole scenes into the lens. You can also stitch several common photos into one panorama picture(in vertical, horizontal, tile, 360 degree, 3d) with some programs like ArcSoft Panorama Maker.
You have a really cheap and basic camera (with no disrespect to it), so unless you simply have a flat camera battery you realistically have just three choices:-
1. If the camera is still under manufacturer's warranty, then contact Kodak for an exchange. They won't even attempt a repair but will just confirm it's not working and usually send you another or possibly try to fob you off with a credit voucher towards the cost of a new replacement.
2. Replace it with another camera.
3. Take yours apart, try to work out what's wrong and reassemble it. You're on your own with this as there will not be any repair manuals nor will there be any specific spare parts available, but if it's just a failed solder joint or a failed generic cheap electric motor/microswitch then repair costs will be low. It may be difficult to dismantle your model though as it was never designed to be repaired so to save costs the casing may be assembled with glue and one-way clips only.
Note that it's not all as gloomy as it sounds: if there is no warranty, then even a failed attempt at a DIY repair will give you valuable experience and there is absolutely no need to pay for a replacement camera. There are millions of perfectly good (and often superior to yours) 35mm compact cameras lying forgotten and unused, probably just in need of a new battery and almost all are now practically worthless. This means that they are regularly offered on your local FreeCycle/Freegle groups and if there are none at the moment then a request for one usually is highly successful (but FreeCycle/Freegle rules usually insist that your first posting is to offer something).
Good luck, and please take a brief moment to rate my reply.
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the
probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the
shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens ,
and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then
try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may
cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and
then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to
not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and
down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the
camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your
camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair
center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to
replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest
you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any
off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about
warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
camera circuit has a problem. if the camera had liquid damage it's not repairable.
if impact damage it may be repairable if not too damaged. about the only thing you can do is check the battery compartment and clean if necessary.