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Kodak P712 - when camera is turned 'on', it will go thru start-up sequence, turn it self 'off', then restart, go 'off', restart, go 'off' and eventually stay 'on'. Are you familiar with this problem. I am using this camera professionally, it is perfect for my requirements and I would prefer to have it fixed rather than replaced. Bill Raymont 330-305-1916 raymo@sssnet.com

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  • raymo10 Aug 03, 2008

    As I said I use this camera professionally - I have done the basic trouble-shooting, including battery testing, heat and cold soaking etc. I would appreciate an'expert's' opinion. Thanks

  • raymo10 Aug 03, 2008

    Please refer my question to a technician who understands my problem. Thanks

  • raymo10 Aug 03, 2008

    I don't believe these suggestions apply to a Kodak P712

  • raymo10 Aug 03, 2008

    'proton' and the last person' ideas sound logical. any ideas for repairs NOT KODAK? thanks

  • raymo10 Aug 03, 2008

    Can I have the BIOS fixed somewhere other than KODAK ?

  • raymo10 Aug 03, 2008

    Repeat; can I get the BIOS serviced somewhere other than kodak?

  • raymo10 Aug 03, 2008

    Geemarie good advice, I'll go back to block one - but do you have any suggestions for repair stations other than kodak? thanks

  • raymo10 Aug 03, 2008

    I think I have a 'dead horse' , thanks for your suggestions.

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Try this:

Turn off your camera.
Remove the batteries from your camera and have a close look at them.
The correct battery for your camera is Kodak rechargeable Li-lon battery 1700 MAh.

I do not have the same camera, however, I own 10 cameras and I believe this to be a POWER problem, so either you do have the wrong batteries or they are not fully charging for some reason. Batteries can look exactly the same but not be powerful enough to run your camera. You seem to be knowledgeable, but it never hurts to look at the basics. I am a photographer also and sometimes I just don't get the small things right.

Good luck

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Test it with alkaline batteries, if you are using Kodak rechargeable battery the battery must be in need of replacement.
If battery is ok usually is a stuck lens gear, in this case you will need to go to a repair shop to have lens barrel opened and fixed.

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Kindly let me know about its Lens, does it open and close in On-Off process? If yes, Lens mechanism has problem and its not providing "Initialize" signal to syscon of camera thats why Syscon IC keep trying it On-Off. Its my technical openion.

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I would suggest you to flash the camera memory once.

then reinstall the camera software. and then update the firmware.

this will help you sort out the problem

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Hi,

Cameras not my field, however, on similar problems, it is often a problem with the battery and the camera sensing weak battery. Though the battery maybe charged fully, as said, the camera senses otherwise. In most instances, corrective action requires that the battery terminal contacts of the camera be cleaned. Sometimes, it would help if the terminals are scraped and made sure to be conductive. At other times, the terminals/pins have to be bent a little to put more pressure on the batteries.

Should the above be not corrective, I am sure others would be along shortly to address your concern.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi Bill,
The problem with the camera is that the BIOS, ie the onboard sofware needs to be updated. The same can be done at any Kodak authorised repair centre.



Thanks
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Have you tried a different set of batteries?

that may cause this problems sometimes.

and also use a Dc input and check if the camera starts

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