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The camera will not start up, symptoms similar to low battery power.

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I've had the same problem and it is a very COMMON problem. Kodak should be ashamed. If you contact Kodak, they may offer to replace the camera, but you have to get a return authorization number and send your camera to them. Try that and let me know what they day. Also, with my SECOND C340 (yes, I'm a glutton for punishment), I took the batteries out and left the camera alone for a weekend. I put new batteries in and it worked like a charm.

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