Re: the lense pushes forward halfway when turned on
I Googled "Kodak Easyshare V1253 firmware" and went to the firmware download page on Kodak.com. Downloaded the firmware, followed the instructions to install and update the firmware. The firmware on my camera was already updated, but I installed it anyway. This fixed the problem!
I also synchronized the camera to the Easyshare software on my computer. That also might have helped.
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Re: the lense pushes forward halfway when turned on
Hi! I'm afraid you will have to give it away for a repair - it sounds like the lens get stuck in the halfway - could be dirt, sand or something in the reductor or the lens are damaged. I work in a Kodak service center.
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You think the lens got stuck. Don't use force, but try if the lens will move a little when pulled or pushed. Take care, there are gears on the lens and if the motor does not work, you will definitely damage some gears. You need power in the camera, to let the motor retract the lens.
If nothing works, you should go to your dealer, or contact Fuji.
I sometimes read you could try slamming your hand where the camera sits in, while switched on, but if you don't know enough about how everything works in your camera, don't do this. Because you end up with a camera that can't be repaired.
sounds like you have dust, sand of some type stuck in the retracting lense. Ive found someone to tell me to take out my batterys and SD card, then tap the bottom of the camera on a table top. Replace the batteries and power up. Doing this, I was told it loosens up the debri for the lense to retract to close and to open again.
Openings the lense is the last thing you want to try. If you dropped your camera, you may have to. If you did not drop your camera, some dirt somhow got on the sides of the lense and they prevent your lense from closing or opening 100%
Try this first
turn it on and the same time pull the lense out. Your lense may not be open all the way out. OR
Clean the side (outside) of the lense. While turning your camera OFF, push on the lense in NOT too hard. Try that a few times, If the lense retracted 100% or near 100%, just push the lense in a little harder untill it is 100% retrected. Turn it on, It may work now.
When you turn it off, does the lense go up and down. If yes good news. while turning the camera off press on the lense very softly (up and down motion) until the lense retracts 100% or almost 100%. you may have to try a few times. if almost 100% retracted, push the lense a little harder in, untill it retracts all the way in. Turn it back on, it should work now. If you do not keep your lense clean you get that problem. After you droped it, some mechanical part on the lense may have broken or dislocated. In this case you have to open the lense inspect the parts, clean them and puth them back together.
Try turning the camera on and off a few times. If it did not go in while turning it off gentely push the lense in. You might have to try this a few times. If the lense retracts, but not all the way in, push the lense a litte harder in. When the lense is 100% retracted, turn the camera back on, the lense should pop off. Your lense is probaly dirty. Need to clean it and keep it clean always.
Hi Jeanice21, I just posted the same problem a few minutes ago with my SD400. I followed a few steps of the suggested solutions and here's what worked for me.
1) take apart the front and back by unscrewing the six screws holding the camera together 2) on the left of the flash, there are two little retangular holes with grooved dials in them 3) using a little flat head screwdriver, push up or down to turn the grooves while power up in the movie or capture mode 4) the lens retracted at this point and my camera started working again. Good luck!
While turning in off softely press the lense in and out a couple of times. The lense would retract. If not fully, but most of the way, push the lense a little harder in until completely retract. If you turn it on, I should work fine. The reason the lense does not retract is most likely some dust in there somewhere. If it did not help, you would have to open the lense and clean it and close the lense.