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Dropped camera and it wont turn on

My cameras strap broke off during a festival and the camera fell to the ground, I quickly picked it up and it seemed fine. A few minutes later when I took a picture I tried to review my footage I realized I lost my memory card when I dropped it. Not only that after I turned it off, the lens got stuck and wouldn't go in. Then after it went in, I tried to turn it on again and it wouldn't turn on and the lens wont come out. Three green lights shine six times, then there is a small flash on the screen, nothing else whenever I press the on/off button. what should I do?

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Re: dropped camera and it wont turn on

I had something similar happen to me, though the damage to mine just came from being in a high humidity environment.  Kodak has a "feature" that is designed to prevent you from causing further damage to the camera.  If there is no actual physical damage it is possible to reset the software but it seemed to involve some luck. 

  1. First go to the Kodak web site and download the latest firmware update, and follow their instructions for method 2 (using the memory card).
  2. Here is the tricky part: Turn the camera on by pressing Favorites,  Review, On/Off.  I found that after a few somewhat random tries it started the Firmware upgrade by asking if you wanted to continue.  The answer is "YES!!!"
Once you do that your Camera should come back to life if you didn't do any other damage.

I'm sure there must be a way to do this without the tricky part, so I'd love to hear if anyone knows it.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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