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Won't turn on

Hey, i dropped my camera. and now it won't turn on. My camera doens't use normal batteries, it uses a Kodak rechargeable batery. I'm not sure if the problem is with the actual battery, of with the camera. The camera works perfectly if it is connected to the cords i need to use to recharge the camera.

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  • leishuuh Jan 02, 2008

    I dropped my camera just about 10 minutes ago and now it won't turn on,.it's a brand new sony slim cyber shot camera. I am now chargin it but somehow i don't feel like it will help,. i am looking for advice to help me fix it,. thank you (K) xox

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    The camera will not turn on unless it is attached to its AC cord. It will not work with its battery. I have already tried replacing the battery.

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No it is a switching issue and is not going to get better. Kodak technical support will tell you more be prepared though -if you have had this for some time then the next camera purchase looms I guess

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From site:
http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/products/kodak-easyshare-c663

Kodak EasyShare C663 Specifications
  • 6 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 5x digital zoom
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  • auto exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO 100-400
  • 2 AA batteries
  • movie mode w/sound
  • 2.5" LCD screen
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  • Release Date:Jan 12, 2006
chrissy66 (12/10/2007)reply to this comment (by James DeRuvo - 12/12/2007)Sounds to me like your lens may have come out of alignment. Was it dropped recently? Since your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is have Kodak should fix it. If your camera is out of warranty, or if Kodak refuses to repair it for free, the one thing you can try is to try resetting the camera.

Kodak is also of the opinion that lens errors also occur when you use batteries not recommended by Kodak.

I recently chatted with a kodak specialist about this issue and he recommends changing your batteries to NiMh rechargeable batteries. These are the batteries that the camera is designed to use and using other types - like alkalines, can often cause the lens error to occur. If that doesn't work, then the camera indeed does need repair.

Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (AA Size): These Ni-MH AA batteries last up to twice as long as alkaline batteries when used in your Digital Camera - and you can recharge them up to 1000 times in our rapid charger.

Oxy-Alkaline Digital Camera Battery (AA Size).



CRV3 Lithium Batteries: A non-rechargeable battery designed specifically for today's feature-rich cameras. This battery is the obvious choice for speed performance, and long life. It delivers faster flash recycle times and lasts up to 10% longer than our previous design!



Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack: Provides exceptional capacity with its 2.5 hour fast charge cycle time; can be recharged up to 1000 times in the EasyShare Camera Dock or EasyShare Rapid Charger,

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