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CAMERA TURNS ON THE LENS COMES OUT THEN IT TURNS RIGHT BACK OFF AND LENS RETRACTS

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The problem is in the lens assembly. Probably the focus motor or gears are not working correectly. It requires a total rebuild of lens assembly. Kodak recommende replacement of lens assembly as the only option.

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Your fix could be as simple as cleaning the camera's battery contacts, or it could be something more serious and expensive. Before you pay for expensive repairs that you may or may not need, check the Kodak Help Center by clicking on the link below. It uses a simple Q&A format to diagnose problems and propose solutions.

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/repair/troubleshooting/troubleshooting.jhtml?pq-path=6198

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