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Camer comes on for 15sec then go off

Lens does no extend motor makes sounds like its runing

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  • ChuckOC Mar 05, 2009

    Someone dropped it on its lens. Now it won't come out when powered on.

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

It may be a 'lens extending' problem, or it might be fixed with a combination of button presses to reset it while turning it on.

Try these steps to fix your camera.

I hope that helps.
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