Question about Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 Digital Camera
Hi I got a Kodak Z1285 camera when I try turning it on the blue light blinks and nothing else happens I changed the batteries but still the same? Can you help?
The lens is fully projected out and won’t retract?
It’s a new camera I got it this month it worked fine at first but yesterday when I try to turn it on it just wouldn’t.turn on :(
What a silly solution... and yet... it worked like a charm for me. So, here's what I think is going on. When this happened to me I think my batteries were weak. I think the stepper motor has just enough juice to extend the lens to a partial step. Then, stuck between the steps the camera can't boot because it can't move the lens. Tapping the camera jars the stepper to the next higher or next lower step and then the camera can boot up.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
HAd exactly the same issue! You turn on the camera, lense comes out then the screen goes black (turns off)
The blue light stays on and the only way to get it to turn off is to take out the batteries.
Next time you turn on the device, the blue light comes on and the green led flashes, sometimes it powers down and other times the blue light stays on but you have no screen still. The lense stays out.
I tried the "tap" it approach and it now works fine! My suggestion has always been, if it don't work, kick it!! why didn't I try this with this camera firstly instead of trying all sorts of different button combinations to see if there was some sort of hard reset for it?
Thanks for the advice everyone and happy snapping!! :)
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
Hey everyone with the problem with it shutting off when lens extends listen up!
i have managed to find out Or so i i think,
it has worked on three z1285's
open up the acess point screws, and lift the flaps and carefully prise apart the rear chassis of the camera, here you'll see the led screen and the white button chip.
at the top of the led screen you see two tabs to relaese the screen, then where the white button chip leads to the main board there is a little black color that you have to lift to release the buttton chip.
now you should have the empty metal chassis, unscrew at the two points.
now the rear of the lens should be visible remove the silver screws and take of rear casing, you will see at the bottom right a kind of black fabric nxt to the magnetic color, tuck it in with a very small blade or prescision screw driver.
attach the led screen and the white button chip on loosely and turn on the power to see if it has worked. if so turn it off place EVERYTHING back together carefully and your all done :)
please email me for clarity on the subject or tell me if it has worked for you,
Posted on Aug 13, 2011
There something missing here? You say it wont switch on but the lens won't retract?
But the lens retracts when you power down the camera?
You've missed something out ?
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
I tried tapping the back, but the lens is still extended and the blue light turns on for about a second, then the camera dies again.
Tried tapping it, didn't work (i tried tapping each side and then doing so with quite some vigour, still no success)
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