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Shutter will not open

I dropped my camera which was less than a year old from a distance of less than 2 1/2 feet. Now the shutter will not open or opens only intermittently. Originally, I could open it once or twice and I could actually get a picture or two in. After that, it would shut itself off and take no more pictures for several hours. The next day it might turn on again once or twice but then it would refuse to open the next time I tried. As time went on, it opened less and less and now won't open at all. The camera is now exactly a year old and useless. Can it be fixed or is it junk? If it can be fixed, what do need to do?

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    Same thing basically, camera fell a few feet off table, now camera won't focus... extending the lens fully with optical zoom causes it to shut down when lens reaches full extension. I keep hearing it's as well to buy new due to high repair costs, but it's a discontinued model. A shame, it seems to be one of the better Q&D point & shoot models from Kodak.

    It seems like the mechanism that moves the lens has been knocked out of alignment, removing the case doesn't show any easy way to get to the mechanism. Pity.

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Sadly, it's not worth repairing, as it's cheaper to replace it.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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