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C913 Kodak won't turn on

The button on the top does not seem to work

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    My camera won't turn on and it's brand new. no ones dropped it or anything. The power button won't work most of the time

  • Ashty Dec 27, 2008

    i just got a kodak c913 for christmas, by boxing day it wouldnt turn on, however today it did decide to for all of 5mins and has been dead as since, thats with putting new batteries in and the ones supplied

  • DeathRockMus Dec 28, 2008

    Mine and my little sister's Kodak Easyshare (mine) C913 and (her's) C813 refuse to turn on today. We both got them on Christmas and they worked fine Christmas, the next day, but then stopped working today. We've tried switching batteries and hooking it up to the computer to see if it would recagnize or anything, but to no avail. Think there's a manufacturing issue???

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  • Rapier503 Dec 31, 2008

    I bought a C913 for Christmas, same problem. Comes on when it feels like it!. I have changed the batteries but still the same.

  • Dav F Dec 31, 2008

    I have two of these cameras (both sons have one) and due to the problem you all seem to be having I have exchanged them for new ones in early December. Now, lo and behold the same problem has occured - with both.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I GOT THE c813 for christmas, And one day i tried turning it on, and it said lens error, then turned off, i took it back to CT, and they exchanged me a new one, but they accidently gave me the C913, i took it home and tried to turn it on, but the stupid thing wouldnt even turn on, KODAK SUCKS!!

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    Mine wont turn either batteries are the right way and i have not dropped it

  • filboy Jan 10, 2009

    the power button just would not work when you want to use the sometimes work when you let the camera sit for an hour or so but not all the time. Any fix from kodak? Any firmware fix?

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    my c913 won't turn on after a short period of time when it did. I tried fixing the batteries positioning still doesn't work.

    my explaination might be that the mode wheel, that if you turn it when it is off, it screws with the programming and causes the camera to not work. is this true?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    c913 won't turn on after replacing batteries. solution #1 worked - wrong + and - on battery compartment.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    i got a C913 as a christmas present and after a few days it would not turn on. Changed the batteries (even though I only took about 10 photos) and still would not turn on. Took the phone back and got another one, today AGAIN the camera would not turn on after using it previously to take about 6 photos.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same probelm. I got it around christmas time (worked perfectly fine) and havnt used it since. Today I tried to use it and it wont turn on. Ive tried everything, and it still doesnt work. Seems like a common problem. I'm going to return it for something that hopefully works

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    the usb conexion does not work correctly, when I conect the cable the camara turn off.

  • sk8terkid Feb 24, 2009

    i took about 70 pictures about 2 weeks ago and now it wont turn on

  • peteyc20 Mar 14, 2009

    Gave this camera to my mom for xmas. She just called with the same problem. Worked for a while, but now the camera won't power on. Not the batteries, must be a design flaw.

  • Tropikool225 Mar 20, 2009

    my c913 camera wont turn on and i have tried 3 different sets of new batteries--also when i try to turn on the flash flashes once and that is it

  • vroomj63 Mar 26, 2009

    I recommended a Kodak camera to my friend after my years of good experience with older models. She is having the exact same problems everyone is describing here - the power button doesn't work, or, it works for a few days and then quits. There is no sound to the video playbacks. She has returned more than one c913. She even bought the 813 in case it was different but she has the same problems with that one and is returning it. It's a shame. I have had such good luck with Kodaks, and the Easyshare system, but now I feel bad for recommending Kodaks...

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    My camera wont turn on ...will be taking it back to store only had it for 2 weeks, work fine the first time I tried it...

  • chica09 May 12, 2009

    i had my c913 for 2 week bought it brand new from Walmart and now im having the same problem my friend bought one and she is also having the same problem..i have brand new batteries and it hasnt been exposed to heat r any liquids it seems like the the C913 kodaks are just TRASH DONT BUY THS CAMERA Kodak really need to do a recall on this its obviously a defect



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Check the battery where you insert on camera kodak has an error on mine <+> should be where the <-> is and<-> should be where the<+> is

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Like postino said, make sure you have the batteries in the correct way. The battery closest to the side of the camera goes in upside down (meaning the 'nipple' (+) goes down and the flat bottom (-) is up. Some genius at Kodak designed the orientation icons. It is not marked wrong, just somewhat incomplete icons of the battery outline. I guess they figured every one would just know that that's how the batteries should be inserted.
Also notices the Kodaks are "battery sensitive". My old Kodak, about (4 years) would turn on for 3 seconds with no name batteries before flashing the red LED signifying " hey, your battery is dead and I'm about to shut down" and turning off right away. Name brand disposables would last a short time. Even older style alkaline rechargeables wouldn't power the camera but a minute or two. Quality Ni-MH rechargeable would last quite a while but if out for a day I always had a second set.
Great pictures and easy to use otherwise.
BTW I wouldn't have bought this new camera if that old one wasn't dropped by one of my kids and the LDC screne stopped working.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

  • svo460 Aug 24, 2009

    Follow up to my previous post. I tried new Energizer rechargeable batteries. These kick **** in this camera, I can take at least 200 pictures and leave the camera on for extended periods (so it's always ready) while walking around a show, it does shut itself down after several minutes of no use but when I notice this I turn it back on. They easily lasted several times 200+ pictures and/or several weeks with taking a few pictures here and a few pictures there. I am VERY happy with this camera and battery performance now.

    Again the batteries I picked up while waiting in line at a box home improvement store are Energizer rechargeable in the regular Nickle-metal Hydride(Ni-MH), these are the latest and rated at 2450 mAh (milli amp hours). That is not a "power" rating per say, but rather a reserve or an indication of the length of time the batteries will still have power on a charge. The old rechargeables I was using were rated at only 1600 mAh.

    Again ensure the batteries are orientated correctly and use a QUALITY Ni-MH rechargeable.


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Do you happen to have alkaline batteries? they wont work. mine had teh same problem. try lithium batteries. it works great now!

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