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Battery won't charge on Kodak Easyshare V550

When I plug the camera into the charger, the 4 blue lights on top blink rapidly. The lens will not open either. It did the same thing with 2 other batteries. Has anyone else had this issue?

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    replaced battery on v550 and still wont charge lights on top start blinking but no charging

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Please help, I have the same problem. Camera will only work in favorites mode and I just bought a new battery.

  • jphayes Apr 07, 2009

    When we attempt to recharge our V550, the four blue LEDs on top are lit, sometimes, the LED farthest to the right blinks. The camera won't power up, lens will not become extended ....the camera is only about 3 years old, and does not get heavy use in extreme environments, has never been dropped or otherwise shocked.

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I don't think its the battery. My just did this this week..If I slide the Favorites switch up (switch by hand strap mounting hole) I can view the pictures in it, but it won't use in photo mode, Lens won't extend, and it shuts off?

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