20 Most Recent Kodak MX1063 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

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Our Kodak MX 1063 turns on but immediately turns

1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera. Please use lithium batteries Ni-Mh or rechargeable Batteries (2000 M.Amp or higher). 2. Turn on your camera without the memory card. (If it works then it?s your memory card that is faulty)
4/21/2015 2:12:19 PM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Apr 21, 2015
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The flash on my camera is not working why?

Hello Maria, If the flash has not been turned off then the flash is defective and will require repair.
1/24/2013 7:22:50 PM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Jan 24, 2013
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It turns on then turns right off. I put in a new

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.
7/19/2011 2:37:49 AM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Jul 19, 2011
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I have a Kodak MX1063

Are you by chance downloading using a Mac computer?
7/2/2011 9:40:57 PM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Jul 02, 2011
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My kodak mx1063 camera barttery not holding charge

Did you buy a retail, OEM (original) battery?

I ran into the same issue. I bought a replacement battery from eBay only to find that it wasn't an OEM original battery; it was an asian replica that does no justice. I can barely get 10 minutes out of it.

After repurchasing the battery directly from the manufacturer, all those problems went away. The moral of the story is when you buy batteries, stick to OEM's. You will pay a bit more, but the quality is there.
3/6/2011 9:28:43 PM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Mar 06, 2011
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Battery wont hold charge

This is normally just the battery needing replacement. After about a year of regular use the battery will have a very short useful life. So you may only get a few pictures from a full charge before it is flat again. That is typical for most lithium type batterys. They only have so many recharges in them before they need replacing.

It is also possible that the re charger unit has a problem or the circuitry in the camera has a problem but 99 out of 100 times it is just the battery.

You have a few options for finding a replacement. Get one from Kodak which might cost the most, get one from a local camera shop, or order one online. You will find ordering online will get you the best price but the battery won't be a kodak brand. These will fit and work but may not have the same capacity as the original. The good part is that you can buy 2-4 batteries for the same price as the kodak one. It's worth having a spare battery if you do a lot of pictures from time to time ie a wedding etc where you do a lot and don't have time to recharge.
1/24/2011 12:52:23 AM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Jan 24, 2011
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I cannot get my camera

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.
1/19/2011 8:47:53 AM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Jan 19, 2011
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Took memory card out to show pictures in new

Possibly, but you may no longer be able to view them on your camera. If you hadn't saved your pictures to your computer yet, try to do so. If your computer also has a problem seeing the pictures, you may need to use recovery software (see this link). Finally, after you've saved your photos to your camera, you should format the card in your camera to rejuvenate the card. If prompted to format your card by your computer, don't do it. It uses a different file handling structure than your camera.
12/30/2010 8:46:20 PM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Dec 30, 2010
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Computer will not recognize camera

Consider NOT connecting the camera to the computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
12/21/2010 11:15:20 PM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Dec 21, 2010
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My camera lens extends when i turn it on then

your battery may not be fully charged...or it may be in backwards.
12/21/2010 3:51:39 AM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Dec 21, 2010
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I dropped my mx1063 and

Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ... Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
11/12/2010 3:46:23 AM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Nov 12, 2010
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How do i know if

There is a battery charging light located above the screen on the right.
10/14/2010 12:44:43 AM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Oct 14, 2010
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When I turn the camera

This could be a lens issue or power issue. Here are two websites that delineate what you can try to fix the problem:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Even though it says "lens error", it applies to all lens problems.
This blog deals with power problems:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html
They say that 50% of cameras with these problems can be fixed, and hope you're one of that 50%! Good luck.
9/20/2010 11:50:15 PM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Sep 20, 2010
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It starts to turn on.. the lens pops out and

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea
9/2/2010 3:45:55 AM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on Sep 02, 2010
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Kodak MX1063 - Screen Out Of Focus

Hi,

First verify that you didn't just accidentally turn off the LCD. To check, turn the camera on and press the "DISPLAY" or "DISP" button once. One other thing to check is that faded pictures can sometimes be caused by a stuck shutter. Potential symptoms may also include purple scratchy lines showing up on the LCD monitor and the camera's pictures. Other reported symptoms may be extremely distorted images (one reader likened them to the movie "Grudge"). Or blank or black pictures or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card. You may suspect that the camera's shutter is not opening, but this is not the case. Note that the camera's menu functions should show up without any problem. Please note that your camera must be experiencing these symptoms due to a faulty CCD, and not due to other problems. Note that they're going to look for dings and dents. This is a CCD failure and in some cases had been subject to a recall. Contact Kodak support-this may be one of the recalls and replacement camera could be on its way. They will do it for free of cost.

Thank you!!
5/20/2010 3:25:29 AM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on May 20, 2010
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What kind of memory card should I use in my MX

The M1063 uses SD and SDHC cards.

There are two main schools of thought on memory card size. One says get the biggest card you can afford so you can take as many pictures as possible without interruption. The other says get two or more smaller cards and switch among them so that if one card goes bad (or gets lost, or stepped upon, or...) you don't lose all your pictures.

As to brand, any of the major brands will work fine. With this camera you don't need to pay a premium for higher speed cards.
5/10/2010 6:26:45 PM • Kodak MX1063... • Answered on May 10, 2010
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