My camera has started doing the same thing. I turn it on and it asks to set the date and time. I take one picture and as soon as I hit the shutter it turns off. I turn it back on and it asks to set the date and time again, then shuts right off after I hit the shutter to take one photo or if I activate the display window (to see what I'm taking a picture of) I've used countless new batteries. I do not have internal rechargeable batteries, but I've used rechargeable AND regular batteries. It would not even turn on at first, now it at least turns on, but suddenly shuts down after taking one photo. The problem started suddenly out of the blue. Any suggestions? I do remember a few weeks ago I plugged in the adapter to get my photos off the camera and it worked long enough for me to download my photos.
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Re: Camera shuts off after hitting the shutter button
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Kodak offered no help with this problem and for my camera more than five years old no repair option was available. However, after thinking about this problem a solution was found. Perfectly charged old batteries and new batteries fully charged did not correct the problem.
Here is what worked for me: With fully charged battery installed, place closed camera on EasyShare-One camera dock. With the the green light flashing, simultaneously depress both the power on/off button and the shutter button. With both these buttons held down, toggle the capture view switch from an intial down position to up, and then down position.Now release both the power on/off button and the shutter button simultaneously. This whole process takes about 20 seconds. Let the camera remain on the dock until the green light stops flashing. Remove the camera from the dock, open the camera back as usual and the screen will present you with date/time setup. Enter the date and time as required, hit the 'done' icon with the camera pen and the camera will now function normally. Why this works is speculative. However, the idea behind this method is to force a 'reboot' to factory settings by maximising conflicting electronic input signals.
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Taken from manual: SETTING THE TIME AND DATE You can set the time and date on the camera as long as the battery stays in the camera. Once the battery is removed the time and date settings will be lost: Symbol on LCD Screen Function When you see "dAt" on the screen, press SHUTTER button to set the time and date. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from Y09 (2009) to Y30 (2030). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from 01 (January) to 12 (December). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from d01 (1st day of month) to d31 (31st day of month). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from H00 (12 a.m. military time) to H23 (11 p.m. military time). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from 00 (zero minutes) to 59 (59 minutes). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. 1. Once you select the "minutes" setting and press the SHUTTER button, you will return to the SEt entrance for the settings menu. EXITING THE SETTINGS MENU When you see ESC on the screen, press the SHUTTER button to exit the SETTINGS MENU.
Many digital cameras have a 2nd disposable battery to remember settings like date and time, and where to put the pictures, when the rechargeable battery is removed,, but I don't believe that is the case with your camera.
possibly you are not actually getting the time set correctly, since
the camera will continue to ask for time & date setting every time the camera starts, if it is not set properly when it asks. Concerning internal memory- Can you transfer the images from internal memory to the memory sick when you do insert it, or is there a chance that the memory stick is defective, and therefore the camera doesn't record to it?
To put the date and time stamp on the images do this:
1) Set the Mode dial to Setup.
2) Hit the Up arrow on the control button to Camera and hit the right arrow on the control button.
3) Select Date and Time with by hitting up or down arrow on the control button then press right on the control button.
4) Hit the conrol button up or down to select Date and Time, then press the center of the control button.
5) Return the Mode dial to the camera postion to start taking pictures.
turn camera on hit menu button right arrow one time and down 7 hit middle button which reads "func set" then use the up and down arrows to adjust time and date use the left and right arrows to move to next set
hit the menu button, then hold the right display key and the mode button, pictures will come up with a camera,microphone, etc go to the one that has the tools on it and hit your shutter key. It will bring up date and time,language, Format storage,and tv output. Hit the sutter key on the date and time and it will bring up the place to change the date and time. I couldn't figure it out and my brother in law played around with it and got it set for me.
PROCEDURE 1. Initialize the system. a) Enter the TEST mode. b) Select "3:ROM UPDATE" and press SET button. c) Next, select "5:SYSTEM INITIAL" and press SET button. d) The following message appears. SYSTEM INITIALIZE START ... PUSH OK KEY? e) Press SET button and System is initialized. "SUCCESS !" appears on the monitor. 2. Write firmware. Update the firmware version" Write the firmware. If the TEST mode boots automatically, change "USB TCC ON" to "USB TCC OFF".
You can only set the date stamp in the “Post Card” resolution mode. Hit the “function” button, go down to the resolution selection (L, M, S, W, Postcard, etc.). Pick the “Post Card” setting. Hit the “menu” button and the “date stamp” menu will be active