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Flash pops up, but lens doensn't extend

Hi - on my P850, when I turn it on, the flash pops up, and the camera sounds like it's doing something, but nothing else happens - the lens doesn't extend and the screen doen't come on.

Please help!

Thanks - DH
I have exactly the same problem. However, I dropped the camera on the floor before it started acting up (it dropped no more than a foot). I can't believe this camera is that sensitive. The drop did not seem bad at all.

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There is nothing we can do at this time, you cannot repair this by yourself the miniature motor that drives the lens in and out could be damaged at this time nor the shuter mechanism that drives the assy, is binded mechanically

if this is still under warranty you might want to send this unit asap.

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I guess that the camera turnes off when not extending?
If so Here are the steps:
1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.Pls. use lithium batteries Ni-Mh or rechargeable Batteries (2000 M.Amp or higher).
2. Clean the battery contacts.
a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera
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If not or the problem still persists there is not much more to do than to trade up since due to spare part shortage this model is no longer repaired. Instead KODAK offers a trade up option where you will have the opportunity to trade up to a newer model 25-30% cheaper than the market price.

Contact KODAK:
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=14563&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=3490

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If the lens only comes out a little bit and is not fully extending before giving the E18 error, it sounds like something is making your lens get stuck. If you've recently been to the beach or a park where there is sand, try using a can of compressed air and blow it into the little gaps in the lens barrel... you may be able to blow the sand/dirt out, solving your problem. If the air doesn't work and you feel comfortable taking apart your camera, you can get to the gearbox and manually retract the lens by following my instructions below. Otherwise, I'd suggest a repair shop.

WARNING: TAKING APART YOUR CAMERA VOIDS THE WARRANTY AND CAN BE DANGEROUS! The capacitor that charges the flash can still hold enough voltage to give you a massive shock even when the battery has been removed for some time. Please only attempt to disassemble the camera if you feel comfortable doing so. I accept no liability for anything that happens should you follow my instructions below.

In order to open the camera you will need to remove six screws on the outer casing (2 where the wriststrap ties on, 2 on the opposite side, and 2 on the bottom). After unscrewing all 6 screws, pull the back and front casings off from the bottom out, as there is a clip-hinge on the top next to the shutter button that needs to disengage before you can fully remove the casing. Once the casing is removed, there is one screw holding in the flash apparatus, on the side. Remove it and carefully bend back the metal cage around the flash apparatus and pull it up. The flash will still be attached to the camera with a pair of wires (yellow and black) and a ribbon cable... leave those in place. Please be CAREFUL when handling the flash because the capacitor (the big black thing under the flash) can hold enough voltage to give you a severe shock even with the battery removed. Underneath where the flash was you will see a multi-tiered black piece of plastic... this is the gearbox cover. Remove the three screws from the cover and carefully lift the cover off the gearbox. Inside will be a motor shaft and 4 gears (2 white, 2 black). Remove the BIG black gear closest to the lens. Then temporarily replace the gearbox cover. With the big black gear removed, the lens should freely glide in and out if you push or pull on it. Do this several times in order to clean out any gunk that may have gotten into the grooves of the lens barrel. Then, open up the gearbox, replace the black gear, and screw the gearbox cover back on. Replace the flash into the metal cage and screw it back in. Finally, put the metal outer casing back on the camera and, before screwing it in, try to turn it on. Hopefully it will work again and you can screw everything back in. If not, your problem will require significantly more disassembly.

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Good luck,
Matt

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