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Turns off by itself

I have kodak p880, and now, I have noticed that it while taking pictures the screen goes black.When I press the button to take picture, it comes back.
It now frequently goes black while it is turn on.

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  • kodakgirl Jun 14, 2008

    I have change the battery and it still did not work. I have went to the kodak website and followed their advise to fix the problem myself and still did not work.

    How much does it cost to repair the body?

  • dlcooper Nov 19, 2008

    When the shuter button is pressed half way down to use auto focus the camera turns off, some time it turns back on some times you have to turn the on/off switch off and then back on

  • filmdiehard Jan 02, 2009

    Mine showed up when I took it to China. Unfortunately upon returning to Canada the problem could not be replicated and hence I did not try to get it repaired under warranty. I am also not confident that the camera will remain intact when the nearest repair depot is several thousand miles away. The biggest disappointment is Kodak's refusal to repair it at their cost on the ground that the problem was reported after the warranty period even though it occurred well before the warranty expired. Guess Kodak is now another manufacturer off my list when it is time to get a replacement camera.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Same problem. Except that now you can't turn it on anymore...


  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Have you tried replacing the battery in it?



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I have tried numerous avenues including email solutions from Kodak and possibility of reinstalling the firmware but none worked. I fully believe the problem lies in the power switch - it is no longer making proper contact when in the on position. The only way appeared to be to have it repaired by a camera repair depot preferably one that also happens to be authorized by Kodak. The repair cost estimate given to me was $70 Canadian. Unfortunately I reported the problem after the warranty period had expired and like most corporations today, Kodak absolutely refused to foot any of the bill once the warranty period is over. I have no good reasons to keep Kodak on my list when shopping for another camera. P880 was a great camera except for the unexpected switching off and Kodak has not made a replacement camera with the same degree of sophistication.

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  • filmdiehard Jan 02, 2009

    It is probably the rotary switch that is dirty or corroded. The ultimate solution may be to replace the switch. A band aid solution would be to clean the switch. I am not sure how long this solution will be good for. First remove the battery. Use a fine screwdriver to move the part of the rubber moulding around the rotary switch out of the way to expose the part of the switch normally covered by the rubber moulding. Gently spray electrical contact cleaner around the exposed part of the rotary switch wiping away the excess. Turn the rotary switch back and forth a few times. Re install the flipped away part of the rubber moulding to its original location. Re install the battery. There should be no unexpected switching off for a while.

  • Chris greenwell Dec 07, 2011

    Many thanks for that fix, it worked like a charm, beats thumping the camera which was my previous fix!!

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I also have a P880 that has started shutting off on its own. Here's the fix that worked for me (well, not really a fix, but a workaround, and at least it points to the possible cause): as soon as the camera turns on, go into the menu and turn the autofocus off. As soon as I did this, the camera worked fine. I'm not happy about having to manually focus all the time, but I can at least get it to work, and if I end up taking it in for repair, this at least is a good starting point for the repair person.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

I have the same problem for p880

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I own an EasyShare 880 and it was turning off after turning it on. I too thought it was the on/off switch because it would stay on when the switch was rotated to the right, just not when I turned it the opposite direction to take photos. After reading postings on this site, I cleaned the battery and now it is working fine.

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I've heard a lot of times it's cheaper to get a new camera but it wouldn't hurt to take it in and get an estimate on it.

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