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HEEEEELP i think the battery might be low, but i changed the batteries and it still wont connect to the computer (it will hook up but when i press "on" it wont go on) PLEASE HELP IF POSSIBLE

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Hi hmlee, and thank you for your help. A few more details on my Mavica. We were taking pictures outside in the cold. When we came in the battery was drained, which the manual says may be due to the cold....

hmmm .. when it was dropped it might have bent the spring contact that connects to the battery terminals when its plugged in .. you might be able to see that with a small flashlight inside the camera . you hope not but it could have broken the plastic that holds that contact .. if its just bent you can carefully rebend the spring so that it makes good contact . there is also the possibility that the new battery is discharged below the threshold where the charger will start .. thats a safety feature on some chargers .. if the voltage gets too low then it wont initiate charge .. that could cause overheating in old damaged batteries . if that is the case then you can "jump start the battery" .. to give it enough charge to allow the charger to take over .. its not a safe thing to do if you are not a bit skilled with electricity .. but you can jump a standard 9 volt battery across your new battery for a few seconds (10 or 20 seconds should be enough .... you must make absolutly certain that the + and - termanals match . if you hook it up backward then you can damage the new battery .. once the battery has gotten a little charge then when you hook it up to your charger it should take over and fully charge the battery .. fresh replacement batterys come with enough charge but if they are in stock for a long time they might be delivered discharged .. you can check them if you know anyone with a volt meter .. it should read 7.2 volts .. if it read above 5 volts then you probably dont need the jump start .. less than than that you do .. if you dont feel comfortable doing these things then you might look to see if there is a Ham radio operator in your neighborhood .. or maybe an electrician or TV service shop ...

Jan 20, 2010 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD500 Digital Camera

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My C180 easy share won't turn on.

Kodak's advice is disinformation & damage control: this is actually a product defect--it's a firmware bug that affects most Kodak Easyshare cameras, but Kodak will probably never admit it. The problem usually starts after you change the batteries or connect the camera to the computer. Google for "Kodak easyshare wont turn on" - there are more than 8,000,000 results. Just returned my new camera to the store because it locks up every time I change the card or transfer pictures via the USB port. Thought I was getting a good deal, but now I know why this was the cheapest camera they sold. What a waste of my time & money. So it's usually NOT the batteries fault--the real problem here is Kodak's low quality engineering.

Jan 12, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare C180 Digital Camera

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Vtech Kidizoom camera. Have changed batteries but unit is not even switching on. Son has had for just over a year and it has been dropped several times.

Try cleaning the battery contacts inside the battery compartment. Do this with a cotton swab "dampened" in rubbing alcohol. You may also want to clean the battery contacts and the charging station if so equipt. Thanks, Dana

Jan 06, 2010 | Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera

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My camera wont turn on and the batteries aren't the problem. The screen is not cracked. I think it might be the power button.

connect it to ur computer like the usb and ur computer will notice it or it wont when it does either click the icon in the bottom left for the usb if there is none go to my computer and and click removible drive and disconect and then take out the battery and put it back in and it should work

Mar 07, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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My camera wont turn on nor will it connect to the computer

It IS the batteries. The batteries the camera is shipped with only lasted long enuff to use the camera one time, no download. Changing them out to the lithium AA's solved my problem even though the batteries it was shipped with tested good. Kodak might save it's customers a lot of headaches if they ship with lithiums to begin with.

Feb 05, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare C513 Digital Camera

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Low battery?

Cameras belonging to the S Series really do have a battery type option that needs to be set up first before taking any pictures for proper power connection.

Recommended batteries are just:
- Alkaline (Non-rechargeable)
- Nickel-metal Hydride (Rechargeable)

Just set the proper battery type by:
- Pressing MENU/OK button
- Scroll to the right until you are in SETUP 2
- Keep on scrolling down and look for battery type
- Press the right button to pick up on 2 options
like Alkaline and Ni-MH
- Press MENU/OK for changes to be saved
- Keep pressing MENU/OK to get out of the MENU

Once, it's done, camera needs to be turned off for a few seconds
so that settings made will be refreshed with the camera.

As you turn camera on, you're now ready to take many pictures.
ALKALINE (Non-rechargeable) batteries when set to the correct battery type will really take a maximum of 100 pictures.

It really doesn't matter if you'll be using 2500mAh. So long as those are the recommended batteries, those will work.

If it still does not work, call the Manufacturer.

Dec 15, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

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Wont turn on

Only use Ni-MH or AA-size alkaline batteries. Do not use Ni-Cd (nickel-cadmium) because the heat emitted can damage the camera.

I would suggest using e2 batteries from Energizer.

In the manual, on page 80 there is a description and procedure for discharging Ni-MH batteries (but NOT regular batteries, so don't do this with regular alkaline batteries) AND do not do this when the external power is connected.

Moving on... The discharging of the batteries procedure should happen when:
  • the batteries last for a short time after being charged normally
  • the batteries have not been used for a long period
  • the batteries are new.
Follow these instructions:
  1. Press the menu/OK button to display the menu on the LCD monitor
  2. Press the "left" or "right" on the pad to select "SET" OPTION and then press "up" or "down" to select "SET-UP".
  3. Press the "MENU/OK" button to dipslay the "SET-UP" screen.
  4. Press "right" or "left" to move to option 5 and then press "up" or "down" to select "DISCHARGE".
  5. Press "right"
  6. Press "left" or "right" to select "OK".
  7. Press the "MENU/OK" button.
The screen changes and discharging begins. When the battery level indicator blinks red and discharging ends, the camera turns off.

Remember to not have the camera external battery plugged in so the battery can discharge on it's own.

Then, at this point, recharge the battery using the external battery charger. This helps to "renew" the battery. This is because Ni-MH batteries will remember the last place where they recharged, and too many times, the memory "bookmark" gets marked to low and has to be reset, done by the recharge.

It may be necessary to repeat these steps multiple times. This effect is not because the batteries are deffective. This is a normal side-effect of Ni-MH. This is the reason the camera comes with a discharge feature.

I the batteries are old and don't function even after performing the discharge procedure as part of the normal operation of the camera (like of the year or two), then the batteries may have reached the end of their service life.

Hope this helps, if so, please rate FixYa! ThankYa!

Nov 04, 2007 | Fuji FinePix A360 Digital Camera

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"check connections"

I am having a similar problem. I put mine in its dock, connected the USB cable to my computer, and pressed the USB button on the dock. The light turned green and after 30 or so seconds, the message Check Connections came up on the camera.

Apr 24, 2007 | Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

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