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Kodak Z700 Camer appears to be in a locked out mode. The lens is stuck partway out and does not retract if the camera is turned off. When turned back on The Green light comes on for approximately 5 seconds and then goes off. The viewing screen comes on for 2 to 3 seconds and goes out as well.

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  • srjmkj Jan 27, 2009

    camera lens wont come out, green light stays on when I turn camera off

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Hi,

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I had the identical problem. I went as far as disassembling the camera ... not recommended.

Instead of fussing with the lens cover, I pressed on the lens assembly (gently), the lens retracted and the lens cover closed.

My camera works now. It will be my last Kodak.

Good Luck,
Mike

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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