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P850 I took a series of shots that went fine, then the next one had highly colorized black horizontal lines running through the picture. The lines showed both on the view screen and on the photograph. Weeks later, after putting it in a suitcase to take it to be fixed, it worked fine for a few shots, then the colorized horizontal black lines emerged again. I realized that if, when I held the camera for a shot, I held the left top and bottom between my fingers and squeezed hard, the picture looked fine again. Apparently applying pressure there works temporarily, but then the colorized black horizontal lines appear again. Can anyone help? Sue

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My lens on P850 when I turn it on goes out and then goes back in, I have change the battery, can you assist

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This fix should only be done by a professional or one who is familiar with repairing electronic devices. I have fixed many Kodak camera's with exactly the same problem.


Inside the camera the lens is attached to the circuit board with a ribbon cable and it inserts into a connector that it's latch can pop open if the camera is dropped or Jared. The way to fix it is to remove the back and re snap the connector. I have fixed many this way. There are two hidden screws behind the eye piece. Press down on the eye piece after removing the screws on the bottom. Be very careful where you touch on the circuit board. In the upper right corner is where the high voltage is for the flash. That can cause a nasty shock if you touch it. Even if the battery is removed it holds a charge.

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