Question about Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital Camera
My camera will turn on, lens opens but then it immediately shuts off. I've just replaced the battery and that didn't do the trick. Please tell me you all have a solution... I see a ton of other peple have the same issue, but no one has responded with a solution.
Hey guys I had the same issue. Just update the V550 firmware via Kodak's website. Hope this helps... Let me know is you need additional info
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
I just got my second one of these little cameras, used, and this one has the dreaded 'power on then power off' problem.
I noticed that it works for everything EXCEPT pictures. It works in the dock, it charges and it powers on for favorites and to set date and time when the battery is pulled and replaced.
It is only when the lens extends that it turns off. I cleaned the battery terminals with an abrasive pencil eraser, you know, the old red eraser #2 pencil from grade school, and put the battery back in and sort of wiggled it to clean the oxidization off the terminals, and viola, it powers on to take pictures!
The battery goes dead in 5 or 6 pics, and guess what, it turns on and back off until the battery is fully charged.
Here's why! When these batteries fail, they cannot produce the current to power the lens. They may indicate full charge but they aren't!
If you can remove your battery, plug in the charger to the camera, (not the dock) and turn it on and take pictures, your camera is fine, it's the battery. If you cannot turn on in 'favorites' or see the date and time, and then go on to picture taking with just the charger connected, (and yes, the battery needs to be out to check this) then the problem really is your camera.
I have ordered a new battery, and I will post if it fixes it completly.
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
Hmm, that happened to me too when the battery was dead. try recharging your camera. make sure it is sitting on the charging dock right. make sure the charger is plugged in and it's working. see if the battery was put in correctly. if none of this helps, try a different battery, maybe the one you bought is no good. who knows what shelflife is on those
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
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