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My lens is stuck open

I had taken three pictures and suddenly the screen went blank and the lens was stuck open..thought it was low on battery..charging it now..but nothing is closing the lens..when try to turn it on goes to kodak systerm and then black screen but when i click on the favorites button the pictures i took are there...but right now the camera is completely useless...
any suggestions as to what to do an why this did this??
i have taken the battery out an put back and no help..

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  • imcowgirl Aug 28, 2008

    Hi Cherries54: I was having the same problem not too long ago with my Kodak M853, getting error messages and I could view some of my pictures and troubleshooting with customer service, best buy nothing helped. I just figured it was completely hopeless and I figured I'd have to get a new camera...mind you this one is only 6 months old. I even got estimates for several camera repairs shops not cheap too. Well, I decided one day to give it another try I just turn it off and on again and moved the lens around a little bit and it worked fine. I've tried this as well as other people many times to see if it was able to come loose but, not until that day it worked I guess. My suggestion is to try it again see if it helps.

  • cherries54 Sep 12, 2008

    ty for all the help...lol as with the first poster...after a month or so and after getting ready to buy a new camera...lol decided to do just as the above did....turn it on...jiggled the lens some...and presto...it opened and it closed...and bingo back to normal..the only drawback was it kept reading the card in it as needing formatted....but i would have lost the pix of my son ...but found a rescue program for the card reasonably priced and again...bingo..had my pixs and was able to reformatt the card but the card is a loss...but happy to have my camera working again...even though it is stinky camera with a long shutter speed no matter what you do..

    ty you all for the help....saved me 250$......

  • billrizzo Sep 15, 2008

    I have a stuck lens on my Kodah V1003 also. No grit, not dropped, fully charged battery. Push the on button it come on then right off.

  • jsdoyle Oct 02, 2008

    I have the same problem, the zoom is stuck in full telephoto position and the lens is stuck open. The Favorites button is the only thing I can get to work right now. JD1

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Goto http://www.digitalcamrepair.com/self_diagnosis_page.htm
for self diagnosis.please let me help you before leaving a bad feed back.

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  • Mike Johnson
    Mike Johnson Sep 12, 2008

    If you want to sell your broken camera let me know repairs on it are goin to be about the cost of a new one sience it is a kodak. Ibuy broken cameras.



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