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Optical lense stuck in the "out" position

My 13 year old daughter used our camera and now the optical zoom lense stays in the "out" position. I turn the camera on and the screen lights up for less than a second and turns off. To the left of the on/off dial, a flashing blue light goes off when I turn the camera on (and turns off a second later). The optical lense always stays in the out position.

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Re: optical lense stuck in the "out" position

My camera had this problem too. Try replacing the batteries. That worked for me.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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Re: optical lense stuck in the "out" position

When i dropped my dx7630, a tiny plastic part broke that worked the holdback spring for the battery. Kodak has a repair service, or a referral service for repairs, but you have to send the camera in. i sent it in. they emailed me to say it was not a repairable part and didn't even ask if i wanted it back. luckily, i kept the memory chip. the C875 i bought was $100 cheaper and had 1M more pixels. good luck with your natural light photography from now on. i think Kodak just figures you buy a new camera whenever anything goes wrong, it'll be better and cheaper anyway.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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