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Camera turns off by itself after taking a picture

Shuts off RIGHT AFTER the flash goes off.

Doesnt always turn on right away.

Only does this when the memory card if inserted.

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A friend of mine had the same prob after putting in brand new batteries, it was i bit wierd but i tried some different batteries and it started working , try some new batteries. hope this helps.

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The camera shuts itself down to protect itself for further damage since it detected a problem. Make sure your battery is fully charged. If yes, then do this little trick. Hold the camera with your right hand with the lens facing the ground. Next, tap the camera's base as you turn ON the camera. This aims to remove any grit of sand or dust stuck in between the camera's base and the side of lense barrel. You may have to do this several times and see it it works.

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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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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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I would suggest returning it for one that will take pictures when the flash is turned on. Doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong, just sounds like the camera is faulty.

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Try taking a picture without the flash. Go to a mode other than Auto (try Portrait), and turn off the flash. If the camera takes a picture, then the flash itself is not working properly.

First thing to check is the safety feature that turns the flash off if the case is opened. Look on the bottom of the camera, and make sure that the center two screws are in place. If you're missing one of the center screws, then that's your problem. Replace the missing screw with either of the other two bottom screws.

If the screws are in place, again try a new set of batteries. Sometimes you can get a bad set of batteries right out of the package. If new batteries don't fix it, then the flash itself probably needs replaced. This is difficult, requires some soldering, and goes beyond what I can describe here.

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It seems i have the same problem...although my batteries do charge, and i can take pictures. But when I play them back It does this beep beep beep and shuts off and the lens doesnt always close. It's really pissing me off

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