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Flash doesn't work

Can I fix this problem myself? Flash stopped working. New batteries. Takes great outdoor pictures.

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  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    My kodak easyshare c875's flash has stopped working! does anyone know what to do for this problem?

  • tomjeri Jul 21, 2008

    While on vacation, MY Kodak EasyShare C875 stop flashing. It still takes great pictures outdoors. Please help me I need my FLASH back!!

  • Kim Harmon Jul 28, 2008

    stopped working for no apparent reason after only owning it for approx. one month. of course the packaging is displaced, may still have the receipt though. however, it has now been about 6 months since purchase from circut city and they won't honor a return or fix since no extended warranty was purchased at time of camera sale.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    The flash stopped working on my Kodak EasyShare C875. This is the 3rd and last Kodak EasyShare I will purchase. If anyone can tell me how to fix, let me know. Otherwise here's another one to add to the landfill.

  • deb3k Sep 04, 2008

    Kodak Easyshare C875 flash stopped working on all settings. The only option Kodak troubleshooting offers is charge the batteries, ya think! I've had the camera short of two years - warranty doesn't apply. Does anyone know the ballpark range of non-warranty repair fees for this problem?

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    Same problem as everybody else. Happened once during first year, sent it in, Kodak fixed it. Now it is two years out and it happened again. Seems like some kind of recallable defect if you ask me.

  • BananaRe Sep 10, 2008

    My Flash stopped working too. I've had it about one and a half years, so the warrenty doesn't apply. Any way to fix this or do I have to buy a whole new canera? It still works awesome, except inside when I need the flash. Ah! Help!

  • JwaStar Oct 08, 2008

    The flash stopped working last nite and I'm deathly afraid of what to tell my mother since it's her camera. I'm praying one of these solutions work. Although lookin at the stories it doesn't look like it'll work for long.

  • singersp Oct 08, 2008

    My flash also quit working after just over a year. As common as this problem is one would think Kodak has a recall issue & they should stand behind their product. Especially when you fork out over $250.00 for it.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. Don't have the receipt so I think I'm off to buy a non Kodak camera.

  • pissedinsota Nov 16, 2008

    my flash stopped working on mine to i think we need to send some msg to kodak that they need to fix or recall all of these cameras
    this is just irresponsible of them not to recall them when just about every camera is doing it

  • babyblues860 Nov 24, 2008

    My sister-in-law has this same problem. It flashes just a tiny bit but the pictures are nearly black. Very frustrating. I guess it is just a flaw with this camera. It takes great outdoor pictures, but if the flash is needed, you won't get a thing. Needless to say, we won't buy another one!!

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    my camera was a very good cam till my flash stop working i dont know what to do. my cam is 4 y.old . 

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. Although I thought it was due to my baby getting a hold of it and throwing it on the floor. I've only had mine for a year. However, if everyone else is having this problem, Kodak needs to take some responsibility and give us all a new camera for their flaw!

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    The same thing happened with my Kodak easyshare. The flash stopped working in November. I had the camera a year and a half.

  • fairystacie Dec 27, 2008

    EEEEErrrwwww....Me too, flash just stopped working on c875! I love my camera and need the flash back! Does anyone know if Kodak finally stepped up and is doing a recall???? HELP

  • brettjohn Dec 28, 2008

    I purchased two Kodak EasyShare C875 cameras, one for me and one for mother-in-law about 2 years ago and the flash recently stopped in both. Is there a recall??? if not, how much to repair??? Thx.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Mine doesn't work either. I checked out the Kodak web site and they extimate it will be $125.00 to fix it plus s & h. If it's not that much in the end they'll charge you the lesser amount. My guess is that if it's as much of a problem as it seems they probably know the $125 is right. Also, they offer you a 15% discount in their online store after you send in your old camera! I agree that it's too bad they won't step up to the plate and recall these babies.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I too, unfortunately, have experienced the same problem as you all. I turned it off and didn't use it for a few days and when I tried to use it again the flash would not work. I went crazy for a few days trying to figure out what could be wrong. Kodak, I'm sure, is well aware of this problem and I agree they should do more than they have done.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    Same problem for me, flash stopped working all of a sudden. Kodak charges $125.00 + s/h, I think it would probably be better to spend a little extra and just buy a new one.

  • cgua1218 Jan 20, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have changed the batteries many times, tried multiple settings and no luck. Kodak won't even look at it without you paying $45 plus an estimated $125 repair! How do you replace the flash yourself?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I have had mine for about 2 years, i admit i have dropped it afew times, but it was always fine afterwords.
    I hadn't used it for a few days and i was secure in it's case, and now when i take it out to use it, the flash wont work, on occasion it will work but like ten times what it is supposed to.
    So my pictures are either white ffrom too much flash, or black from none *sigh*



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I just pulled my camera apart and found that 1 wire to flash was broke I soldered a new wire in and the flash is up and working again. be carefull not to touch any of the connections as it has a capacitor and will shock you. trust me I found out the hard way

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Kimske- if you call the kodak repair center they will fix it free of charge if it's been one year since purchase date. (that is the manufacturer's warrenty on it). We had ours fixed that way and it worked fine since yesterday when the flash just stopped working again. needless to say I'm frustrated.

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