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Easy share V1253...will not stay on...lens will not telescope

Battery is good.....?

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I have had the same issue were the lens would not retract. took it in for extended warranty work. lens now retracts but takes lousy pictures.

When I purchased this camera family members ran out and bought thiers shortly after I did. One by one the same issue has happend to their v1253's.

I dissmantled one and found that there is a tiny battery on the power board inside of the camera. apparently the tiny battery's life is about 1 1/2 years. This battery is not serviceable as it is welded in place. I am not one hundred percent sure if this is the cause but it makes sense.

It would be nice if kodak would own up to this issue and make good on repairs as they did with my kodak 5500 all-in-one printer and it's crappy print head. Kodak has sent me 4 print heads in the 2 years I have owned it.

I have 5 of the v1253's in my family and every one of the are dead. I would think a $250 product should last longer than 1 1/2 years.
Hope this helps you out.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009


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Hi kodak v1253

I have the same problem, but it only started after I went to the beach and dropped the camera in the sand, it landed on its edge and did not go into the sand deep. I checked it thouroghly and did not see sand grains in the ports etc. I blew it off with compressed air lightly and checked again for sand. It looked clean to me. Then it started. It opened and then closed and I couldn't do anything to fix it. This is my second camera. The first one didn't open right either from the box, but I grabbed the lens as it opened and pulled it a bit until it popped and then it worked.

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