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Kodak p850-turns off and on

The battery is charged, but my camera keeps turning off and on for no apparent reason. I have not dropped it or exposed it to water. I've had it for 3 years, so I'm wondering if the battery is just bad???

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  • Byroman Dec 30, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem with my p850 (unexpectedly turning off and on).... I was wondering if trying a new battery solved the problem for you?

  • AZ_Gramps Jan 14, 2008

    Same problem here, Recently started happening.
    I have 3 batteries, used in rotation. This does NOT seem to be a battery problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem, camera is a few years old, never abused, worked two days ago fine, now when I turn it on, it shuts off, then turns itself back on, when I take a picture it shuts off then turns back on.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. Camera has never been dropped, abused, etc.
    I purchased 2 new batteries and problem occurs with both of those as
    well as the old original battery. Seems to stay powered on after
    several minutes of cycling off/on. Maybe the power supply "warms up"
    or something? I have also tried cleaning the contacts on the battery
    and inside the camera with no change.

  • Harold Bean
    Harold Bean Jul 24, 2008

    Have the same problem. Cleaned battery terminals. Batteries fully charged each time. Also camera was serviced one year ago. Believe the problem lies in the on-off switch. Maybe poor contacts inside switch. I don't have an answer, but I believe Kodak produced a miserable piece of **** because I don't see this problem happening with Canons, Olympus, Sony. or Fuji's. Maybe Kodak can do a free repair job on these switches if this problem becomes more prevalent. Then it becomes a manufacturer's defective part. Harold

  • matlock1960 Sep 03, 2008

    I had the same problem with the camera turning off, and on again...several times. I am almost postive it was in the on/off switch. I had purchased an extended warranty and after a few other issues...mostly because I dropped in a few times...I sent it in to be repaired. After it came back, I no longer have an issue. So, I am confident to say it is not a battery issue. I have more than one anyway...and the problem happened regardless of the battery. The repair was either in software, or mechanical.

  • tzetz Dec 06, 2008

    I started having the same issue described above yesterday:
    the camera is a 3 years old, never abused, worked up to now fine, now when I turn it on, it shuts off, then turns itself back on, when I take a picture it shuts off then turns back on. 
    It is the power switch maybe since I tried with no battery on my docking station I also have the DC 5 V adapter and tried with no battery - still the same.
    Very frustrating problem - please help me solve it without any service since they have no Kodak official service in Bulgaria and the camera is out of warranty. Anyone who has fond any solution? 

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Try using a liquid contact cleaner. I read about this fix on another site, worked great for me.
A product called DeoxIT in the U.S. is what was suggested, I am in Canada and can't get that here so I picked up a product from a company called NexxTech. Just a liquid contact cleaner.
Take out the battery of the camera. Put a few small drops of the contact cleaner on the power button and let it drip down into the switch. Rotate the on/off switch back and forth 5-10 times, put the battery back in and Voila! Fixed!
No more random on/off irritations, camera works just like it did before the problem arose a few weeks ago.
It worked great for me.
Good Luck!

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I am having the same problem. Do i have to take apart the camera to get to the power switch or just let the solution run down through the shutter button and the power switch?

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I seem to remember reading somewhere (maybe the manual) that the battery was good for about 300 cycles (charge/discharge), so depending on how much you use your camera, the battery might be a problem.

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    kutnkudly1 Apr 20, 2012

    I tried this remedy, except I used rubbing alcohol. Works like a charm!!!! Thank you!!!

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