I have the same problem with the len sticking in open or close postion to the Kodak easyshare zoom Z1275- Z1285 camera. I did try the solution #4 as a temp. or semi fix. I bought camera May 11,2008 on sale for $200.00 and went to www.kodak.com to try and find a solution and there is not one. The web just offers to try and fix it with out warranty for a rough est. of $80.00 or to call a support number 1-800-235-6325 with the possibility of longer providing telephone, e-mail or chat support for some kodak easyshare digital products. I may never buy a kodak camera again.
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Re: Lens stuck in open or close postion
Fixing your problem could be as simple as cleaning the battery contacts
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Hi, If dont mind i would suggest you to contact any expert or SERVICE CENTER because according to the problem you describe is technically difficult and due to jurk the gears of the zoom lens assembly may be broken misaligned, and there is a specific method to open the zoom lens assembly to change the gears, Or the if you want to repair it by yourself then you have to replace the complete lens block assembly, Therefore i would advise you to contact any expert for repair,
**** a very common problem with most cameras. There hasn't been much of a solution for this problem except to try to wiggle the lens zoom while pushing and holding the power button. Also make sure you have brand new batteries installed. Even the slightest dead battery will cause a problem.
VERY COMMON WITH EASY SHARE. There are only a couple things you can really do. FIrst, try removing the memory card and try it. Than if that dosen't work. Try holding power button while gently wiggleing the zoom.
I semi resolved the problem with my Kodak Z1275 with this suggestion; Step 1, making SURE the batteries are good. Then, position the camera with the lens pointed up or down (depending on stuck lens position, USE GRAVITY AS YOUR FRIEND) and gently tap on the lens just as you turn on/off the camera. You may have to do this several times before the camera will close the lens. From my research this camera has a faulty mechanism for the lens which causes the software to recognize a lens failure thus shutting down the camera. Poor designed lens mechanism! I now am using my camera again, but regularly have to remember to allow gravity to assist in lens opening (turning on) and lens closing (turning off) as well as occasionally giving it a light tap or in extreme cases lightly assisting the lens opening/closing. Hope that helps! Oh and I don't suggest buying another Kodak camera!
Sounds like your lens is out of alignment. Added to that something w/ the screen is affected by the lens. Safest way is to have a technician check it out. A short cut I take is to look at the lens carefully and see if there is something loose or how mis-aligned is the lens. Sometimes a slight nudge will get it working properly. But whether it starts to work or not, the lens is already misaligned and you may still have a problem taking clear pictures. So even with my short cut, I'd still suggest you bring it in for repairs. It's really not a good idea to do short cuts unless you have a budget problem. Take care of your camera and keep the strap around your neck at all times so you don't drop it again.
I have a Kodak 1275. Green light would go on the off and lens was stuck open. Now for solution that worked for me. Get a can of compressed air, like what you use for computer keyboards. Blow the compressed air all around your stuck open lens, not to fast and switch directions of where you blow air around stuck opened lens. Make sure batteries are fresh and fully charged. Tap your camera against the palm of your hand twice, not to hard or you may damage instead of jarring lens lose. Next lay your camera on a table lens facing up, push power button on so camera will try to auto focus and lens should reseat itself and lens should move freely. It doesn`t have to look dirty or dusty, little tiny particles can cause the lens to get stuck and shut off fast because it is a safety feature. If this does not work try plugging your camera into computer so the lcd screen does not try to go on , thus giving even more power to get your lens moving . Do not try to force it closed by pushing or twisting with your hand or you may cause damage that will cost as much as the camera to fix.