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Re: kodak easyshare m853 digital camera
Is the light that's coming on green or red?
if it's red, there's a charging error - contact kodak, they may provide a 5v ac adapter to resolve your charging issue
if it's green, was it blinking or solid? is the battery drained?
if the battery still has a little charge on it, please connect it to the computer then turn it on, check if there's power light
check if the screen is black - that means it's making a connection and the charging is the only issue - computer not detecting it, maybe resolved by kodak's software support
if the camera screen is active - that means there's definitely something wrong with the camera
arrange repairs with kodak, include the battery and usb cable
please visit www.kodak.com/go/itg - troubleshooting and repair
I too had a problem with the charging of the camera. After talking with a computer savy guy, he told me all USB ports are not equal. Many do not have the power to charge something. This goes for hubs as well as on board ports. I tried 3 computers and finally got the proper charge cycle to kick in. I am looking to get the AC adapter to bypass this problem.
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A better that came with a new camera, most of the time is not defect. Please charge it at least 2 times, before you say it is defect.
If possible, use an external charger, because not all USB ports on a computer can deliver 5 volts and 500 mA (Ampere)
There can be more than one reason:
The battery can't be charged anymore, because it is defect.
The cable you use is defect
The charger you use is defect
One or more contacts are dirty or oxidised
Carefully check all contacts on the battery, in the camera the battery compartment but also the USB slot, where the charge cable goes in. The contacts should be clean and shiny. No contact should be bent. Cleaning with a dry cloth or cotton swab.
If the cable to charge is defect it is more difficult to detect. Only when you have another apparatus that can be connecter with the same cable, you could check if your cable is still in working order.
The charging source can be defect.
If it is a charger, you plug in a wall socket, check if you can use it to charge something else. If you put it in a PC, also check if that USB port can deliver 5 volt with enough current.
I do have a little gadget, from the beginning of USB and LED lights. An USB plug with a small cord and a LED light on the end of it.
You could use it as a reading light on a laptop. But it showed very helpful to show if a charger or a USB plug on a computer still is delivering 5 Volts.
The USB socket is toward the bottom on the left end of the camera (as you view it from the rear). Take a look at the illustrations on page 5 of the manual.
You can charge the battery either outside the camera using the supplied charger or inside the camera by connecting the camera via USB to a powered port. Be aware that not all computer USB ports put out enough current to charge batteries.
Refresh and reinstall USB Ports Of Your ComputerHello there, the other day i tried refreshing and reinstalling the USB ports on my PC, as some of my connecting devices are not recognized. I present the detailed procedure on refreshing the USB ports. Let’s go!!
Here are the steps to refresh/reinstall/uninstalling the USB ports on the computer.
The USB port needs to be refreshed to make sure that no other device has captured the USB port of the computer. The Mouse, video camera, your external USB hard disk; what ever it may be.
Follow the steps given below to refresh USB ports.
1. Right-click My Computer icon on the desktop, and then select Properties. 2. Click the Hardware tab. 3. Click the Device Manager Button. 4. Click the plus (+) sign to the left of Universal Serial Bus controllers. 5. Right-click the device listed under Universal Serial Bus controller and select Uninstall. 6. Click OK to confirm the removal of the device.
Please note, repeat Steps 5 and 6 until all the devices under Universal Serial Bus Controller are removed.
7. Shut down the computer.
CAUTION: Ensure that the Shut Down option is selected, instead of the Restart option.
8. Wait for 5 seconds and then restart the computer. When the computer restarts, a "Windows has detected new or added hardware" message window will open.
The above steps will refresh the USB ports.
Now connect the USB devices like mouse, video camera, your external USB hard disk...USB hubs...whatever you like and the drivers should install automatically.
Tip: It is always recommended to connect the main USB devices at the rear end USB port. As they require more power to initiate. The above steps are for XP operating system. When coming to the matter of Vista, please note the changes below: =========================== 1) Right-click Computer icon from the desktop , and then click Properties to open the System Properties window, and then select the Device Manager tab.
2) Click the Plus (+) sign next to Universal Serial Bus Controllers/Root hub.
3) Click the USB Composite Device entry to highlight it, and then click Remove. If a screen appears to confirm the deletion, confirm the deletion.
4) Disconnect the USB cable to the all-in-one, wait a couple seconds, and then reconnect the cable. This should restart Windows device detection (Plug and Play).
5) A New Hardware found screen may appear, click next through all of the screens that appear for the Wizard to install the USB Composite Device. Click Finish once the wizard completes.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
Are you using the front usb ports on your computer? My computer's front usb ports were not able to charge my camera, but the rear usb ports were able to (the charging light should stay on if it's charging correctly). I'm not an expert on this stuff, so maybe there's a power output difference between your frontal and rear usb ports.
Also, on the CD there was a camera connection driver. You might try installing that and see if that makes a difference?
Try the HD on another computer and see if it runs if it does then is is the port, Check the USB port with another USB item like a camera or something, If the port works then it is the drive. USB drives can and do burn out from time to time.
I use to have that little player and i remember how it could be tricky on different computers.
If these don't work please report back: 4. If the Zen is not detected by or charging from the computer when connected,
make sure you are using a USB port on the back of the computer (built
into the motherboard) instead of one wired to the case (front or side).
That way you are using a USB port with the proper power output.
5. If the Zen is not detected by or charging from the computer when connected,
make sure the USB port you are using are USB 2.0 and not v1.1. If you
computer is a newer computer, this shouldn't be a problem, but if it is
an older computer, it may only have USB 1.1 ports which doesn't output
enough power as USB 2.0 ports.
6. If the Zen is not detected by or charging from the computer when connected,
make sure you have no other USB devices plugged into the computer
(front and back ports), but the Zen. That may be worth a try to see if
you can get enough current from the USB ports to begin charging it
again. Usually the more devices you have plugged into the USB ports,
the less current that will be available for charging due to the power
being shared with all other devices plugged in.
7. If the Zen is not detected by or charging from the computer when connected,
make sure that the drivers are loading for it properly under Device
Manager (no conflicts showing). I believe the Zen will not be detected
or begin charging unless its drivers are loaded and working properly.
It should have come new with some charge on it. There is a 12V to small USB cord that comes with it. The USB port on the device is small and on the back, plug one end of the cable there and insert the other end in a cigarette lighter in auto or truck. As an option you can charge from any USB port on a computer, but you need an optional cable that goes from standard USB to small USB. This is the same cable used on a lot of digital cameras, so you may have one. Just plug it in for a few hours.
If you're plugging the camera into a port on the front of your computer try one of the ports on the back. The front ports in most cases only provide 100 milli-amps of power whereas the back ports provide the full 500 milli-amps of power. This could be the problem or it could be your USB cable. Try a different cable and see if that makes a difference. Just make sure that you aren't plugging it into a USB hub and you're connecting it directly to a port in your computer.