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My Kodak easyshare m380 isn't working properly...I turn it on, and it will turn on, but the moment the lens pops out, it pops right back in and the camera shuts off....I've tried replacing the battery but it doesn't help....and I don't have a warranty on it anymore...is there anything I can do to fix it? Or could I get someone else to fix it for a reasonable price...? Please help!!

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Your camera has a lens error. This is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!

Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again

The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.

If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the manufacturer's service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.

Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault.

If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Good luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you.

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Use a card reader instead of your camera.

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You might want to consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

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I believe your camera has a specific battery and battery charger? You may need to purchase a new one. Even rechargeable batteries need to be replaced after awhile. Try purchasing a new kit (battery and battery charger) and see if that works!

Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-M320-Digital-Camera-Accessory/dp/B004J5C2JO

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Camera can turn on a moment than shut down


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There can be a few reasons for this.

First ensure that the little lock protect switch on the card itself is not in the lock position - see image below.
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