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Please help!! My Easy kodak camera Z612 in about 2-3 years old. Im unable to get it to turn on, I have tried to replace the battery and that did not solve the problem. What should I do. Thank you Lisa Clark Lisa@Get-It-Straight.com

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    I have the same problem. I cannot turn the camera on. This is such a great camera and I really need to know how to fix it. I bought a new battery and charger, thinking it was the battery, but that is not the problem.

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I am having the same problem. Any suggestions???

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This problem is frequently due to corroded battery terminals inside the camera. Remove the batteries and wipe the terminals with a soft cloth (heavy corrosion may require a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue left in the camera by the cleaning. Clean the terminals on the batteries in the same manner, and then replace them in the camera. This cures most problems, but if it doesn't work for you, check the Kodak troubleshooting guide at:

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/repair/troubleshooting/troubleshooting.jhtml?pq-path=6198

It uses a simple Q&A format to diagnose problems and propose solutions.

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