Question about Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Wont Turn ON!

I had just taken a few pictures - about 1/2 hour later it wouldn't turn on. I have replaced the batteries twice and that is not the problem. Please help - it is just dead!!!

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  • shopoholic09 Nov 26, 2007

    oh my gosh!!!

    i had the EXACT same thing happen to me on Thanksgiving!!!


    i looked online and in the manual, and i cannot find anything!

    i'm afraid that it can't be fixed...gah.

    have you figured out a solution yet??!


  • nellibelle Dec 15, 2007

    I have the same issue. I purchased this camera almost two years ago and have not had any problems until now. For some reason it has just stopped working. I did contact Kodak but it is very pricey to have repaired, almost better to start all over with a new camera.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    I was about to format a new SD card and i was in the favorits side of the button so the lens does not open and i decoverd that you can't acsess the menu from that screen so i flipped the power button from favorits to reguler and it went dead.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    that is so random, mines been working fine for years, and now it just wont turn on!! yeah, even replaced the batteries...o that makes me so mad! i just bought a better memory card for it too!

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    camera wont come on. tryed new battery new card.. let it air out for 9 hours

    still same problem has not been droped

  • spessie Oct 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have had it two years and now it wont work. It acts like it wants to come on, but shuts right off. I have replaced the batteries too. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    has anyone ever found the solution to this problem? I don't want to waste money on a new battery if that isn't the problem.



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I, too, encountered this problem and thought it was the battery but found out the batteries worked in other equipment. If you look at the battery contacts in the battery compartment cover
you will note that the contacts are connected by a piece of metal that acts like a spring. Apparently over time the contacts are depressed into the cover thus losing contact with the battery. Simply pull the contacts outward thus increasing the tension of the spring and contact with the batteries. This is a very simple and free fix. It worked for me! No need to throw your camera away.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008


Mine doesn't work with rechargeable batteries anymore. If I charge them to the max and put them in my camera it'll only last like 5 minutes. If i buy nonrechargable batteries and put them in my camera it'll last for like and hour. I don't want to keep buying batteries for it! My problem is a lot like your guys'. For the record, Kodak SUCKS!! :(

I haven't gotten a new myspace picture in FOREVER because of my stupid camera. :'(

Posted on Sep 16, 2008


Read all the comments and solutions and was sure it was time to get a new camera.. But cleaned the battery terminals and well it works great.. Thank you,,,!!!

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

Best way to fix problen throw camera in bin
kodak camers ****

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

Did anyone try the sand paper idea?

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

Same thing happened to my Z740 after a year and a half. Tried new batteries and got nothing. Paid over $200 for a year and a half for a pics. Kodak sucks

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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Hi. I'm Colby. Mines broke too. Any suggestions instead of comments?

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

  • ColbysKodak Jun 04, 2008

    Mine be broke also. What do we need to do? Is this a Kodak conspiracy?


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Well it appears that my problem is the same as the 5. Just wont turn on. Although this is my neices camera I thought i would try to find the problem. Hers is 1 and 1\2 years old. She thought it just needed batteries. Wrong. I find it hard to believe the sandpaper idea but I'm willing to try it..I own the canon eos d40. But cameras are like everything else now they are only as good as the warenty any more.

Posted on May 17, 2008

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My camera did the same thing. I took a fine piece of sandpaper and cleaned battery terminals on camera. Works fine now. Make sure to blow out the dust when your done.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

This seems to be common... Mine is 2 years old too and then it just died. Won't be buying another Kodak, bought a Nikon and it is much much better. I'm disappointed as I feel it was good money wasted!!!

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

I returned mine to Kodak (warranty) and they replaced it - was not fixable. :(

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Holy **** that happened to me in baltimore lol i had <a rel='nofollow' href="">camera repaired</a> though because the store said it was out of warrentee. What did you end up doing?


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