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Kodak easyshare c875 flash not working - Cameras

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  • bkvaldez3 Jan 29, 2009

    One day the flash just stopped working...it is marked as on in the settings...but, still does not work...

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. My camera's of same make and model's flash just stopped working. My camera is just over a year old. Out of warranty by a month. Is there a way to fix it myself.

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I have the C875 - and had the same problem. It was out of warranty so I took it apart and found that the flex print wiring between the flash electronics and the flash unit was bad. It has 4 wire runs and at least one of them was broken. I cut the flex out and soldered in 4 fine insulated wires in its place. The flash works fine now. The hardest chore is taking the camera apart.

Warning: Wear rubber gloves since high voltage is stored in the flash capacitor even with the batteries out. I got zapped several times.

1) Remove all screws on the left side, right side, and bottom (including 2 inside the SD card door). Remove any SD card.
2) Remove the lanyard attachment fitting and then front and back covers.
3) Remove screws holding the metal center band in place. I recall there's a hidden one that's a long reach inside to remove.
4) Bend the band down to clear the tripod mounting hole and slide it off toward the front. Watch out for the fine speaker wires which will tether the band to the camera. I broke one and had to resolder it during reassembly.
5) You will see the orange colored flex leading to the flash. Snap out the flash.
6) At this point you could check the continuity of each wire to confirm the problem.
7) Cut/strip 4 wires to match the lengths of the runs. Use very fine insulated wires - 30AWG or so. Thicker wire might not fit.
8) Note the wire routing. Cut out and desolder the old flex print.
9) Solder in the new wires
10) Snap the flash back in place and dress the wires like the old flex print.
11 Reassemble. You can test it once you put the metal band back in place.

Ther C875 is a great pocket camera. One very much worth fixing.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: flash does not work, have good batterys

probably there's a problem with the bulb of the flash itself and the cam would need to be serviced, contact kodak for that

you can try this too
use lithium/ni-mh> powercycle (remove batt and card)> put back batt> turn to PASM> try fill flash (at the top of the cam, use flash button), flash button at the center part of the screen should be a plain lightnightning bolt, no A beside nor line across it
take a picture
if still no flash - arrange repair with kodak
1 800 235 6325

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Flash not working

It is possible a defect or that it has been dropped. Switch to flash and put to your ear -can you hear the capacitor charging up - [a feint whistle]? If it does not function return to vendor as defective.

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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SOURCE: flash

checking on the first 2 comments, if there is flash and the pictures are dark - please check the lighting conditions
is it a dark place, fairly lighted or fully lighted

the flash also has a certain range, the subject may be far that the flash cannot reach it

if there is really no flash - it may be a hardware problem, pls contact kodak to arrange repairs
try going to PASM> fill flash too, if still not working - repairs =)

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

SOURCE: Kodak Easy Share C875 Digital

We had to send our C875 back to the repair shop to get the flash fixed.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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If the camera was dropped, it is possible that something was knocked out of place. That sounds very likely in your case. You should also make sure that the batteries are good. I have a Kodak camera that uses rechargeable AA cells, and they do not last long at all! Mine is a C-743, which has an actual viewfinder, though I suspect yours only has the LCD screen. Those idiots at Kodak think that cameras don't need those anymore, now that they have image stability programs. THEY ARE WRONG!

You may need a repair so expensive that you should consider trading it in for a newer model. These days it is hard to justify the cost of repairing a camera.

Back in the days of the Retina IIIC, Kodak sold some great cameras, and frankly I own two Kodaks now myself, a C-743 which is a pile of junk, and a Z-712 which I love. I believe that Kodak has some of the best image quality available on a digital camera, because they were one of the first camera companies to learn how to tame the contrasty CCD that actually takes the picture in these digital cameras....

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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probably there's a problem with the bulb of the flash itself and the cam would need to be serviced, contact kodak for that

you can try this too
use lithium/ni-mh> powercycle (remove batt and card)> put back batt> turn to PASM> try fill flash (at the top of the cam, use flash button), flash button at the center part of the screen should be a plain lightnightning bolt, no A beside nor line across it
take a picture
if still no flash - arrange repair with kodak
1 800 235 6325

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checking on the first 2 comments, if there is flash and the pictures are dark - please check the lighting conditions
is it a dark place, fairly lighted or fully lighted

the flash also has a certain range, the subject may be far that the flash cannot reach it

if there is really no flash - it may be a hardware problem, pls contact kodak to arrange repairs
try going to PASM> fill flash too, if still not working - repairs =)

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