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Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera lens error 122,1,0,0

Hi there,

We recently purchased one of these cameras and after only a short time we're having a major problem with it. The inner lens has only partly retracted and is stuck and won't fully retract. The camera is not not useable because of this problem...keeps telling me there is a "lens error 122,1,0,0".

Through my own research I have found out this is a common fault with this model and would like to know what options Kodak offer with regards to fixing or replacing the camera?

Kind Regards

Margaret :)

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Hı.



    Im on holıday ın Istanbul from UK and guess what. second day off my holıday the lens has stopped half way ın and ım gettıng no reactıon from the camera at all. I know the battery ıs charged cause ı just took ıt off charge before usıng ıt.



    What do I do. ı stıll have 6 days left of my HOLIDAY.





    Thanks Kodak. thanks a lot.

  • Guest11 Apr 19, 2008

    Hi, I've had the same problem on the Kodak M753 Easyshare - it worked fine for 3 months then suddenly on holiday the lens would not retract - lens error 122,1,0,0 -- will return to Kodak !!!

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    I was taking a picture and then the next picture came out black the screen is black and it wont take pictures it still flashes but the picture is black whats wrong with it

  • puddin185 May 16, 2008

    hi i borrowed my sis in laws camera and now i have a black screen the lens is stuck out and it reads lens error 122 some thing or other what do i do!

  • Kutanivette Jun 03, 2008

    My camera is only a couple of months old and the lens will not retract at all and it keeps giving me the same error message (lens error 122,1,0,0). I tried to take the battery out and put it back in and it will not work. I tired to turn it on, it gives me the error message and shuts down.

  • maddiea Jun 04, 2008

    Hey, i am having the same exact problem! when i try turning on my camera it says lens error 122,1,0,0! and i dont know how to fix it! should i just ask the place were i got it to fix it under my 1 year warranty?

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    I have the same problem with my kodak M753 camera! I used it today and then got home and turned it on and this is what happened and its saying lens error 122 1 0 0

  • tommegirl93 Jun 23, 2008

    I too have the same problem! I have a Kodak EasyShare 3X Optical Zoom Camera. It has started to be funny acting and now it won't open. Mine is a lens error 115,0,0,218. I did research and Kodak charges $50.00 to repair it and $48.00 to trade it in!

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    I have the same exact problem! I was taking a video on a "shaky substance" (fence) when it was bumped and fell off! Needless to say, the lens is off.


  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    My Camera Will Not Load And The Lens Will Not Retract. Whenever I start It Up It Says Lens Error 122,1,0,0

  • tamrogers Jul 07, 2008

    i only bought my camera just over a month ago and already with no fault of mine the same lens error has occured and my camera wont function.

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    both my daughters have this camera and both now have that problem - my elder daughter we managed to get lens to retract, but now no power, my younger daughter the lens is totally jammed open

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    I bought this camera about five months ago and was on vacation when it barely tapped against a rock and the lense would not retract. It actually broke the inside of the camera while it was trying to retract...I was unable to take pictures for the rest of my vacation. I DO have the receipt and I do plan on taking it back and having it replaced...

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    plz give me the solution for same



  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    yep i got the sane problem and now i have no camera for my graduation :(

  • ck86 Aug 26, 2008

    i have a lens error 122,1,0,0 and have only had my camera for about two months, the camera was in perfect conditon and now the lens is stuck out and won't go back in! i cant view my photos an it only comes on to tell me i have a lens error then turns itself back off!

  • tcouch227 Aug 26, 2008

    This is the second m853 easy share that I have had in 6 months. The lens won't retract. It is stuck. I paid $185.00 for this camera and I don't now what to do! Can I sent it back to be repaired or replaced? I have the original box , but cannot find my receipt.

  • kkcheek Oct 18, 2008

    i have this same problem and the lens is crookid like the 1st lens is straight but the other the 2nd one is crookid in the 1st one and when i tried to fix it, it pressured the camara and it looked like if you touched the screen on a computer and it is like wierd but how do ifix it this is not my camara and there is no way i can take it in how do i fix it from my house

  • v-ball chic Dec 30, 2008

    yes!! it is so horrible!! i am having so many different times that i could use my camera! but it is broken and i am getting really mad, and i am not wanting to buy a whole new camera!!

  • pampii Jan 03, 2009

    Hi there,

    We recently purchased one of these cameras and after only a short time we're having a major problem with it. The inner lens has only partly retracted and is stuck and won't fully retract. The camera is not not useable because of this problem...keeps telling me there is a "lens error 122,1,0,0".

    Through my own research I have found out this is a common fault with this model and would like to know what options Kodak offer with regards to fixing or replacing the camera?

    Kind Regards
    pampii

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. we have already sent mineback once and the problem keeps reoccuring.



  • dude444 Feb 13, 2009

    help me i got a kodak easyshare m753 how do i fix lens error 122,1,0,0?

  • kpayne626 Feb 20, 2009

    I pruchased the m853 and the lens won't retract. As soon as I turn it on, it reads "lens error" and then shuts off.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I got the Kodak Easyshare M853 not too long ago. This is the first problem I have had with it. When I went to turn on my camera the lens didn not open, than it shut off.



    After awhile of opening and shuting it, the camera finnaly would do it on its own ( like it is suppose to ).



    The only problem now is that when the camera turns on it says:

    Camera Lens error 122,1,0,0



    I don not know what to do, I really like this camera, and I dont want to pay to get it fixed.



    Can anyone help me?

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. When my camera goes on the lens error shows up. People are saying maybe you dropped it or something like that, but this camera was the best camera I have gotten so I took care of it very well. It was working one day than broke another. Also when I turn it on and off it makes a clicking sound like the gears keep pulling the lens back when they are already back.

    Can someone tell me what went wrong please?

    Alex

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    djgoodson Apr 02, 2009

    i have the same problem, but mine was actually knocked over by my cat. ive straitened up the lens, but i really want to know if i can fix it or if i need to buy a new one

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    thanks for the tips guys!!!! I just tried to pop the lens back into place was not sucessfull.. so used my teeth!!!! after a gentle tug the outer lens was in my mouth!!!! i suggest everyone should leave the problem top the proffesionals!.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    alright soo heres how my story goes... i was taking pics with my friends outside when i set it down on a wooden banister for a second i went to grab it and it fell right out of my hands i went to catch it and it bounced of the wall and the open lense part hit the concrete now the lense part is jammed or something cause it wont go back down when i turn it on it says lense error 122,1,0,0 ( oh by the wayy i have a md853) yeah so i have no idea how im gunna fix it or even pay for a new one plz if you have any suggestions how to fix it that would be awesome! thanks



  • opaikdk May 04, 2009

    Camera refuse to retract and displays "lens error 112,1,0,0"

  • opaikdk May 04, 2009

    "lens error 122,1,0,0"

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I was with my friends and my camera dropped out of my hands and now it wont open and it says that I have a lens error

  • louismacride May 18, 2009

    the lens is slightly blury,but if i slightly pressthe front inner with my fingure its fine to take a picture till i let go,is there a way of adjusting it thanks

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When I recieved this error message after dropping my camera, I took a thin bladed knife and gently went around the outer and inner lense until it caught. Normally the lense will stick because it is bent from the drop. If you are gentle you can bend it back without damaging the screen.

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ATTENTION:::
TO EVERYONE WHO POSTED THE COMMENTS ABOUT HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM I WANNA SAY THANKS. ALL I HAD TO DO WAS POP THE LENS OUT MYSELF AND THE CAMERA IMMEDIATELY WENT BACK TO NORMAL. AND NO THIS ISNT A PROBLEM WITH THESE MODELS....ITS JUS THAT WHEN THE CAMERA'S BATTERY DIES IT AUTOMATICALLY TURNS OFF AND IF U LET YOUR BATTERY GET REALLY LOW IT DOESNT HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY TO FULLY RETRACT THE LENS....WHICH IN RETURNS CAUSES THE LENS TO GET STUCK..
IN THE FUTURE JUS TURN YOUR CAMERA OFF AS SOON AS THE BATTERY LIGHT BLINKS

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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    when we take pic then on screen this flat circle show but not any effect on pic

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My daughter's phone got slept on. Lens was not square and would not retract. After reading all the stories of woe I suspected it was alost cause. I pushed on the bigger piece of the lens till it clicked and it immediately closed up and worked no problem. If you still have warrantee let Kodak look after it, if not then brute force did work. Just push up in the direction it looks like it needs to go.

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Well i did like one of yo utold me and pull the lens out all the way and it retracted all the way in and when i turned it back on it worked fine, Kodak EasyShare M753

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

  • cashrio Oct 14, 2008

    i did like on of you told me and pulled the lens all the way out and the camera retracted the lens back in. When i turned it on again it worked fine.

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After reading suggestions on here I decided to VERY gently take a thin knife blade and just slid it into the space between the camera body and lens to see if maybe if was out of alignment (I never pried or used any force tho). Just as others have experienced, as soon as I did that the lens righted itself and is totally fine now. It's as if the dropping of the camera jarred it out of lens alignment. Glad I tried this as I thought the camera was totally broken (and in my opinion would not have een worth the repair cost). Gotta love the internet!

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Thanks all. My inner lens was bent (lopsided). I used a flathead screwdriver to pry it in the other direction and it worked. The camera was off. When I turned it on it sucked back into the camera. Yay. I was going to take it in, but read these posts and kept trying and trying. Saved $70.

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Hello Everyone -

After reading the posts here I decided I have nothing to lose. Trying to pry it open was unsuccessful for me as other posts suguest. So I dropped my phone purposely on the floor a few times and like magic the lens unjammed. My floor is vinyl tile. It took a few drops from about a foot or less from the floor.

I have always enjoyed Kodak products, but this is my last time buying any Kodak product. Not worth the frustration especially when there are so many other choices.

Thanks for the tips and postings!!

BeverlyB
Chicago, IL

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I got my camera in November of last year, i went to take a picture of my niece playing and the error popped up! i was soo pissed! i don't have the money to get it fixed and i have a vacation coming up where i need my camera. I know for a fact that it is not under warrenty anymore. I guess i will just have to buy a new camera! UGH this sucks.

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Do not try brute force i just tryed it and broke the screen if i were u i'd take it back.

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I suggest to you all not to fiddle around with it yourself as you may cause more damage to your cameras, if you have a local camera or electronics shop see if they can ship your item to the manufacturer for repair or repair it themselves if they are certified to do so, any way you choose to do it will cost if not under warranty.

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I have repaired for years ago a Samsung videocam that has also a problem with the auto diaphragm there are little motors used on ffc cable in a time of 3 years its possible by store the cam on sunny places or where dust or moisture is that a motor is not be timed for making zoom or open diaphragm correction , because every adjustment is timed controlled over a processor if a batterie goes down it should also give a problem but its extremely useful to micro motors and micro switch preventive maintenance with a little contact spray. What mechanism is not running smoothly drawn extreme power

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Fixed it! I was getting a lens error 122,1,0,0 where the lens was stuck in the out position and the inner lens area was crooked - mostly likely because I tried to turn it on with a low battery and it died before the lens could finish extracting. Just took a piece of hard,thin plastic cut from some packaging, slid it between the gap of the inner lens part and moved it around the circle until the lens straighten out.

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After looking at the solutions here, I took a steak knife, placed the tip down in the well between the outer and inner lens where the space was greatest and - slowly and carefully - moved the knife around to the side where the inner lens had retracreted less. It worked like a charm! Thanks so much.

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I'm gonna try this solution on my M853 - which I HATE - and hope it will. However if it doesn't, I'm gonna get a Cannon SureShot. Several friends have Cannons and they live theirs.

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You gotta love the internet! It worked like a charm. Thanks for saving me $60.00!

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

  • joeydog42 Dec 09, 2010

    OMG Thanks guys, I left my M753 till the battery ran flat - just charged it up and gave the lens a little wobble and it went back in !
    Wahoooooooo.

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I had the same problem with mine last night. Everyone, check to see if the lens is slightly crooked.. You should notice if you look closely. If it is, then try to pop it out.. It's simple. You don't need to take it to a repairman or anything.. Just a waste of money. Just do it yourself.

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Kodak wont fix it for you, I took mine into wal-mart and said that they would not warrenty it. They will send it in for you, using your Kodak Easyshare software on your computer, it will ask for the numbers on your reciepts and whatnot.
But if you look around and ask.. people will tell you where it can be fixed.
The same thing happend to my camera, and someone reffered me to a man who works at home. He fixed it for 40$. So it can be fixed, you just have to find someone to do it.
best of luck!

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I am having the same problem, not even a year old.. It is under warranty, but I received at as a gift. I hope Kodak replaces the camera, otherwise I will NEVER buy kodak again.

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I have the same problem as everybody else. I got the Kodak M853. If you have warranty theyll replace you a new one but you gotta have proof of purchase. If you don't its $60 to repair. But to make sure, contact the Kodak specialist.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera lens error 122,1,0,0

Best to send in for service.

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SOURCE: Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera lens error 122,1,0,0

This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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