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Camera switches on then off

When I switch on my Kodak Z740, it starts but closes down almost straight away. The low battery icon is displayed, even though I am using fresh batteries. Camera was purchased about a year and a half ago.

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  • lyondave Apr 08, 2008

    mine is a DX7590 and started turning off as soon as the lens came out. It seems the motor that drives the lens is noisier now than before. It seems like the lens isn't coming completely out and locking maybe. Kodak wants $150 + to fix it. I have tried wiggling the lens as it comes out and made sure the batteries were charged. Also tried it on the dock with the same results. At times, it will work and then it reverts back to turning off as soon as the lens extends. Any info would be appreciated, as I love this camera!

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    yes have the same problem

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The best solution post from devtpj1 worked for me. My camera would turn on make a grinding noise then turn off. I took off the plastic lens hood and slowly pushed back on the lens casing. It went back a little ways, just like I was using the zoom lens. There was a little snap and then I restarted the camera and it works fine. After some of the other posts I read I thought I was going to have to get a new camera.

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A friend of mine had the same problem. If the lens cylinder is not just right this will happen. I took my DX7590 and compared it with the Z7590. A square plastic piece just behind the lens was crooked. I removed the batteries and lightly twisted the lense shaft in the direction needed to straighten this piece. I heard a small snap which put the piece back into square. The camera started working again.

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Check the Kodak website Tech support, It does seem that there is a switch fault or internal short here.

Posted on May 18, 2007

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Screen and view finder not showing anything


Just covering the bases...
Make sure the lens cap is removed
Turn the ON/OFF switch to Favorite mode
Press EVF/LCD does it toggle
Look to see if the battery level ICON shows better then half
Battery combination sometimes will show a strong icon level
It may be strong in the other modes which draws less power then the picture taking mode.
My guess would be New Battery replacement.
Some tests were done that may be of value to your solution

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/kodak-easyshare-z740/4505-6501_7-31294317.html

Jun 13, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On...


Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix


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Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On Then Turns Off right away?
Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Itself Off with new AA batteries in it?

Many of these Kodak EasyShare Z740 cameras that shuts off right away and will not stay on, will actually stay on if you select FAVORITES to view pictures, but just flash back and turn off if set to auto or camera mode. Try this.

If the lens cannot extend, the camera will turn itself off. You can try giving the camera a thump with the heel of your hand, but I would recommend servicing the camera rather than smashing a delicate digital instrument. After trying the steps below, a last chance alternative that works for some people is to grab and actually PULL the lens out as it tries to extend itself. Again, its delicate; if you can afford it, maybe pay for servicing before hitting and pulling on your camera.

However, before servicing your Kodak Z740 try this fix:

  1. Hold down the Time/Ascending Folder button (the button under OK on the circular panel)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.

If this doesn't work for your try this:

  1. Hold down the '>' button (the one that brings you to picture review)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.
If that doesn' t work, try again with the 'Trashcan' button, and ON/OFF button.

I hope that helps.
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on May 01, 2010 | Cameras

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Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On...


Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix


473017b.jpg

Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On Then Turns Off right away?
Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Itself Off with new AA batteries in it?

Many of these Kodak EasyShare Z740 cameras that shuts off right away and will not stay on, will actually stay on if you select FAVORITES to view pictures, but just flash back and turn off if set to auto or camera mode. Try this.

If the lens cannot extend, the camera will turn itself off. You can try giving the camera a thump with the heel of your hand, but I would recommend servicing the camera rather than smashing a delicate digital instrument. After trying the steps below, a last chance alternative that works for some people is to grab and actually PULL the lens out as it tries to extend itself. Again, its delicate; if you can afford it, maybe pay for servicing before hitting and pulling on your camera.

However, before servicing your Kodak Z740 try this fix:

  1. Hold down the Time/Ascending Folder button (the button under OK on the circular panel)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.

If this doesn't work for your try this:

  1. Hold down the '>' button (the one that brings you to picture review)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.
If that doesn' t work, try again with the 'Trashcan' button, and ON/OFF button.

I hope that helps.
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on May 01, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Kodak Z740 digital camera


I may be able to help with your Kodak EasyShare Z740 that turns itself off.

Try these steps to fix your camera.

I hope that helps.
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Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix
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Feb 16, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Kodak easyshare Z740 battery problem


I may be able to help with your Kodak EasyShare Z740 that turns itself off.

Try these steps to fix your camera.

I hope that helps.
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Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix
Kodak EasyShare Z740 Manual Download

Oct 22, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Z740 switching off - new batteries not making any difference


I may be able to help with your Kodak EasyShare Z740 that turns itself off.

Try these steps to fix your camera.

I hope that helps.
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Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix
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Apr 30, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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My camera turns immediately off when I turn it on!


I may be able to help with your Kodak EasyShare Z740 that turns itself off.

Try these steps to fix your camera.

I hope that helps.
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Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix
Kodak EasyShare Z740 Manual Download

Apr 05, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Kodak Easyshare


Remove the batterty andclean the internal battery contact with an
eraser on the end of a pencil- take a flash light to look inside the compartment to enfure they are bright and clean.
Make sure the battery door and contact srip are a good tight fit
Hold the door down with a finger whilst switching on
Other than that there is little moreyou can do


Jun 28, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Fix flash on kodak z740


to try if the flash is working..

*Turn off the camera.
*Install a set of new or fully charged batteries into the camera.
*Turn on the camera.
*Press the Flash Status button to scroll through the flash options until Fill Flash (the lightning bolt icon alone, with no other letter or symbol) is displayed. This forces the camera to use the flash.

If the flash of your camera will not work, refer to www.kodak.com/go/itg for interactive troubleshooting and repair

Apr 09, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Digital camera switches on and then off very quickly


I too am experiencing the same problem with this model. Have you found a solution? I think it could be a firmware problem, but I can not find a update download.

Nov 25, 2006 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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