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Camera will not turn on at all

I've tried multiple new batteries, even the pencil eraser trick but no use. 

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I may be able to help with your Kodak EasyShare Z740 that turns itself off.

Try these steps to fix your camera.

I hope that helps.
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Posted on May 01, 2010


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