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Kodak DX4900 My camera switches on it lets me format the card or look at photos ,but when i go to switch the camera to shoot mode the lens come out and then goes back in again and switches off. The batteries are the correct one and i have tried new batteries in in as well as i thought at firtst it was dead batteries. ANY SUGGESTIONS?? as usual the camera is out of warranty Thanks

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  • kodakdx4900 Aug 27, 2007

    hiya Thanks for your post.
    Tried that but memory card fine in my PC reader. Reformatted card just in case. I took the bottom of it just to have a wee look inside and it appears to have an internel battery. Do you think this is the problem ?

  • hillzy May 30, 2008

    I have the kodak easy share 4.0 . I had the same problem where the lens would come out , then retract and shut down . I disassembled the camera and but it back together and it worked fine for about a year. Lately the lens just goes in and out several hundred times then shuts down. I think it is possessed and needs a priest or a rabi or something

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    camera won't turn on at all now

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Try to remove the memory card first and turn it on without memory card, it has a built in memory by the way. if it works, throw away the memory card, If the problem is still there, try to shake it side by side. If it still dont works, it needs to be opened, something is stucked inside.

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    teofilo navarro Sep 03, 2007

    even they are compatible, there are memory cards that works on computers and card readers but not in digital cameras! Internal battery is only for the clock and does not affect the unit operation. I also advice to format cards in your camera not in computers.

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    teofilo navarro Sep 04, 2007

    Defective mechanism,stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera.

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