So, I went to turn on my camera, and pushed the power button, but the light didn't come on. I pushed a little bit harder and now it's stuck and it never turned on. Is this fixable??? And if it is, where should I take it? I love my camera!
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Re: power button stuck
Almost everything on a camera is fixable. The real question is whether it would be economical to fix. You could bring your camera to one of our bestbuy stores and they can send it out to get serviced, or most larger cities have camera repair stores in their area.
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If the lens on the camera is stuck out,
look to see if it's a little crooked. If it is, try to gently straighten it.
If it still won't retract, try to gently push it in as you turn the power
on. If it won't turn on (the green light blinks and it beeps 3 times) push
and hold the 'power' button and the 'play' button at the same time for a few
seconds - it worked for my S730. Good luck!
**** a very common problem with most cameras. There hasn't been much of a solution for this problem except to try to wiggle the lens zoom while pushing and holding the power button. Also make sure you have brand new batteries installed. Even the slightest dead battery will cause a problem.
An ideea would be pressing the button a little bit harder and a little bit longer.Most of the cameras have that orange light before the flash(that appears when you press harder on the button) to reduce the red-eye effect in the pictures. If this doesn't work, look carefully in the manual or the settings of your camera and try to find an option that turns on the flash.Also the type of the picture(indoor, sunny, night etc) can automatically disable the flash. As a last resort, here is the camera's manual
I have a Kodak 1275. Green light would go on the off and lens was stuck open. Now for solution that worked for me. Get a can of compressed air, like what you use for computer keyboards. Blow the compressed air all around your stuck open lens, not to fast and switch directions of where you blow air around stuck opened lens. Make sure batteries are fresh and fully charged. Tap your camera against the palm of your hand twice, not to hard or you may damage instead of jarring lens lose. Next lay your camera on a table lens facing up, push power button on so camera will try to auto focus and lens should reseat itself and lens should move freely. It doesn`t have to look dirty or dusty, little tiny particles can cause the lens to get stuck and shut off fast because it is a safety feature. If this does not work try plugging your camera into computer so the lcd screen does not try to go on , thus giving even more power to get your lens moving . Do not try to force it closed by pushing or twisting with your hand or you may cause damage that will cost as much as the camera to fix.
Unplug it, then while pushing in the little silver button near the head use a wrench on the hex nut and turn counter clockwise about a 1/2 turn. Push the bit in, then pull it out (that releases the little fingers that hold it).
The silver button locks the head so it won't spin while you are changing bits. Always be sure it is released before plugging in or turning on the power.
[I just posted this in another thread. I hope it helps.] My wife brought this camera home from work for me to look at. It had the sunken/broken power button problem. The T-shaped hinge was broken where it connects to the power button section. I couldn't see any way to glue or repair it that would be strong enough so I came up with an alternate fix. The actual power switch is below the broken button, just a touch below the "ON/OFF" text. I decided to make a button that pushed the switch directly rather than pivoting like the original. I needed a push-button shaped object with a shoulder on it (so it wouldn't fall through the hole I was going to drill in the back). I ended up using a small green LED (3mm size I think). I drilled a hole big enough for it to move but not so big it would fall through. I cut the leads off flush with the body and sanded them flat. The hole I drilled lines up with the little bump on the original plastic switch piece. So I put the LED in place, the original plastic piece over it and added a little bit of self adhesive felt (that you would stick on the bottom of something to protect your furniture) at the top where the silver button is (just to keep the original button from sinking inward). I put the back on the camera and checked that the power button clicked nicely. It did so I put the camera back together and it's as good as new. And it has a snazzy green power button now. So if you are handy you can probably fix the camera yourself. Good luck - Greg
I had exactly the same problem. Lens stayed open, when powered on you get three beeps and nothing. I found when I pulled the lens out a little harder it gave a little click. When I powered on it worked perfectly.