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Kodak V550 EasyShare

My camera will turn on, lens opens but then it immediately shuts off. I've just replaced the battery and that didn't do the trick.  Please tell me you all have a solution... I see a ton of other peple have the same issue, but no one has responded with a solution. The lens of my camera is not going in when the camera turns off and my camera is turning on but it immediately shuts off........i have tried many things like taking the battery in and out cutting on the camera and nothing worked

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  • mjay10 Jun 13, 2008

    my camera will turn on but than it automatically shuts off

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A family member of mine had that exact same camera and it did the exact same thing (though, he left his in the snow all night).
The way he got around it, was to turn it on, and then hold on to the lens to prevent it from closing back into the camera.
This trick always worked for him, but if you do it, it may mess up more things with the camera. If it's a risk you are willing to take, go for it!

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