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On & off

Have recently encountered a problem with my P850. It will hesitate longer than normal to turn on. Lens does not extend; and when it does sometimes it will retract lens and turn itself off while the switch is still on and then cycle back on again. At first I thought it might be a low battery situation but it still does it with a full charge. It is an intermittent problem that is driving me nuts(short trip) Please give me some clues ASAP I'm in Japan and want as many photo op's as possible. The camera takes awesome pictures

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  • thring Nov 22, 2007

    Good input but does not sound the same as mine. The selector ring on my camera is not loose. Does begin to sound like a warranty issue. Too bad I'm not at home and wont be until Dec 20th to get this issue resolved. Thanks for the effort.

  • thring Nov 22, 2007

    have shimmed battery at trap door base to isure proper contact at terminals; no luck. Now attempting a shim to throw the battery further to the side ensuring proper activation of the side mounted trip switch there. Will be using camera all day tommorrow and let y'all know if I have any luck with that.

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I have a very similar problem possibly the same one, what the problem is with mine is the actual ON-OFF-Favorites ring you use to turn the camera on and off with is loose and so if I turn the switch too far ON it actually turns off and anytime I brush or move the outer ring (which is hard not to do when the shutter button is in the middle of it) the camera turns off and on again. I sent mine to a KODAK authorized repair center and there estimate was an outrageous $144 to and I quote "replace switch board / take board". I hope you have better luck (or are still under warranty) than I did.
Hope I could be of some assistance,
Matt
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Posted on Nov 20, 2007

  • deeberle Jul 23, 2011

    Having similar problem. Hesitates, I hear it doing something, but my lens would not extend, it was not dropped, no problems before, just started. I plugged the camera into my computer to download pics then unplugged it while still on and low and behold the lens came out. took beautiful pics again.... until it turned off and then wouldn't extend when turned on. I've been googling now for a while and on a whim just turned the camera on while I was looking. About 5 minutes after turning it on, the lens came out??? Not an ideal situation, but I'm willing to live with it for the next 2 weeks while on vacation in Hawaii..... Thankfully I have an underwater camera as a backup!!

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