Kids got these for x-mas and they worked great for the first 5 - 10
minutes and then they start shutting off as soon as you turn it on.
Sometimes you can take out the batteries and put them back in and it
will reset the camera. But then again it will work for 5-10 minutes and
start shutting off again.
The problem is with the battery clips on top of the battery holder: Remove the batteries, slide the two metal clips out, bend the clips up slightly so they will make better contact with the clips inside the camera, slide the clips back in, put batteries back in - fixed, Also - do yourself a favoiur and buy Sanyo 'Eneloop' rechargeable batteries . . . you'll get hundreds of shots with these batteries in this camera.
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I believed that you are using the battery came from the box the KLIC-7004 which is very good. Now since the battery indicates its charge, first thing you need to do is to removed the battery and Memory card, Now wipe the 3 metal contacts of your battery then reinsert only the battery in your camera then Turn It On. If the camera shuts off try to used 5V AC adaptor to Turn On the camera, If this failed to turn On using the AC adaptor It means the camera needs of service call Kodak Tech support toll free 1 800 421 6699 ext 12
I also have a P880 that has started shutting off on its own. Here's the fix that worked for me (well, not really a fix, but a workaround, and at least it points to the possible cause): as soon as the camera turns on, go into the menu and turn the autofocus off. As soon as I did this, the camera worked fine. I'm not happy about having to manually focus all the time, but I can at least get it to work, and if I end up taking it in for repair, this at least is a good starting point for the repair person.
I just posted a few minutes ago with the same problem. I fixed it myself with no one telling me what I needed to do. What I did was as soon as it starts turning on smack it on your hand a couple times. Make sure you use a bit of pressure. It showed a camera view for 3 seconds then shut off so I did it a couple more times and now It's working again just fine. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Yes it can be a crappy camera. But hit it against your hand a few times and it'll work. Let me know if it does for you.
I found that most digital cameras are fussy. They need the right type of battery. Try using energiser rechargables. They last longer and are the cheapest that work. Don't bother with cheap batteries they don't work.