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My digital camera Kodak LS 743 was working fine. Now the camera comes on, the lens projects but it will not take photos. It took one photo this morning and flashed but then would not take anymore. What'sup?

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  • Linda Zerangue Nov 14, 2010

    I turned the camera on this morning and it flashed and took took one picture. Then, it would not take any more pictures. ????? It is possible that the auto button on top did get water in it but it should have dryed out by now. I did take the battery and card out for a while and thought that would work but it did not except for that one picture. I would not attempt to take the camera apart as you insturcted. Any more suggestions? Thanks!

  • Linda Zerangue Nov 14, 2010

    Yes, I did turn off the flash and try to take pictures and that does not work either.

  • Linda Zerangue Nov 20, 2010

    Any other suggestions since it is not the flash copacitor. It doesn't work with the flash off.

  • Linda Zerangue Nov 20, 2010

    OK. I will have to get a new camera. It takes the BEST photos for my oil paintings of beautiful Colorado. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Linda Zerangue Nov 21, 2010

    Good news! My husband decided to open the camera, jiggled the wires and the button to take pictures and the camera started to take pictures once again!!!!!!

  • Linda Zerangue Nov 21, 2010

    Opened the camera, jiggled the cables and the button and the camera now takes pictures once again! Thanks!



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what have you attempted so far?

Try turning off the automatic flash and shoot a few pictures without flash. If that solves the problem possibly the capacitor on the flash and gone bad and might need to be replaced.

If your camera is in warranty do noting and contact your dealer.

If its outside of warranty and the above worked, then you would have to take the camera apart, desolder the capcitor, and replace it with a new one that matches its voltage, UF rating and maximum temperature all shown on the side of the capacitor.
my digital camera Kodak LS - ekse_9.jpg

I don't recommend doing this if you have no previous experience.

Tools required:
A set of precision (small) screw drivers.
A plastic stick or case opening tool - your fingernails or a flat screw driver also works - but the screw driver will leave marks on the plastic casing.
Soldering iron

To get the casing apart you need to unscrew all the screws from the camera and check for additional screws under soft objects and labels, also remove the batteries, then the casing of the camera will be held in place with plastic clips that release by running your fingernail in the cracks of the casing.

Be very careful with all cables and wires inside the camera. some cables might be locked in place and need to be carefully released from the tabs on the side of the connector or on top of it.

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  • Ekse Nov 14, 2010


    did you try turning OFF the flash and then try taking a picture. It does not sound like it would have gotten wet.

  • Ekse Nov 20, 2010

    It seems the problem will be too complicated to repair at home. -- you can try reseting the camera's settings to defaults, but you will probably end up taking it to a repairer.

  • Ekse Nov 20, 2010

    okay, let me know if you need help with anything else.



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