Question about Kodak EasyShare C340 Digital Camera
My Kodak Easyshare camera doesn't appear to be charging when it is placed in the charging dock. The camera will not switch on which i am assuming is because it will not charge. Is there anything i can do other than change the batteries??
I have a similar model Kodak camera. The paper trick did not work but the problem was the same.
I put a piece of tape over the plastic bump on one side of the battery. That pushed the switch in and the battery charges now.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
SOURCE: kodak easyshare camera dock 11
Not a solution, but just today mine is doing the same thing. Left light is on but not charging. I thought maybe it was the batteries needed replacing, but putting the new ones in did not change a thing.
Do these cameras ever go defunct? Guess I will take mine to a camera shop tomorrow and see what they say.
And I just used it to take a picture the other day. Usually by pressing the left light it stars the charge.. but not today.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
SOURCE: Charging...Red Light
Check the plastic insert that fits onto the top of the docking station. Take it all the way off, and then carefully reseat it onto the station. Make sure this plastic insert is fully seated onto the docking station. If it's loose at all, you are likely to have the red-blinking light which indicates the camera is not charging properly.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
There was an issue with the 4000 series and the NiCd batteries I remember that had to do with the contacts in the camera. The charging circuit is in the camera so you have to make sure that the battery contacts are clean, both on the battery and in the camera.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
The problem might be that the battery has developed memory and won't charge further. My first battery used to do that, but then I read that you shouldn't leave the camera on the dock all the time nor keep the battery fully charged all the time because of the problem of developing memory. You might try running the battery completely down by taking pictures until it shuts down. Sometimes when my battery is low the dock won't charge (but goes straight to the red light), but when I run it completely down when I put it on the dock it charges properly. I hope this information helps. :-)
Posted on May 27, 2009
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
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Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.
Posted on Dec 14, 2010
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