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Camera Not Turning On

I have had this camera for three years and maybe used it five times. The thing just won't turn on now. I have tried turning it on with it plugged in and no battery in it, doesn't work. Is that supposed to work? Should I try buying a new battery since the one I have is the original, but it shows fully charged. The camera was not dropped or exposed to anything, it is like new, which annoys me more. Kodak was $135 to fix it. Would it be cheaper to take it to a camera store in my town?

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  • Nathan Bogosian Jul 05, 2007

    Kodak told me I had to update the firmware, would that really be causing the camera to not turn on? They also said it should turn on when plugged in using an AC adapter without the battery in. Any ideas?



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New Battery. It relys on battery power no mains power like a lappie. And batteries need to be worked. Leave ' em and they die

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

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    john ash Jul 05, 2007

    Well yes using an AC adapter providing you ensure to get one the correct voltage.
    A universal one set to the correct value will do it.

  • john ash
    john ash Jul 05, 2007

    And of course update the software as suggested
    But I would not spend more money on the camera - this is getting near the price of the next one - and up to date into the bargain



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