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My camera Kodak V1073 has an error on the screen an says " error L03" can you help me with my problem?.
on Apr 04, 2018
Make your screen pink because purple doesn't go good on a screen
on Mar 03, 2015
Most cameras have "copy" feature in the menu. That will transfer all pictures from internal memory to the card.
on Jul 16, 2014
yes, you can download one of thousand free video converter programs from the web. Then you can convert the videos to the avi, mpeg or wmv format.
on May 21, 2013
The firmware is at the Kodak website listed under support, make very sure to download the CX7330 firmware.
on Jan 24, 2013
What type and size memory card? The Z885 works with MMC and SD cards. It won't work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.
on Jan 17, 2013
If your images have lines through them and you were shooting I full sun and facing the sun with your subject in front then this is known as back lighting and you need to change your angle at which you shoot your pictures try putting the sun over one of your shoulders so that your subjects are lit by the sun. If suddenly all of your pictures are showing a blue line in the same place then it could be a little more serious. It might be that your screen on your camera is going or gone bad and needs to be replaced from the manufacturer or it could be the sensor/processor of the camera has gone bad in which case the camera will unfortunately make a rather expensive paper weight. These are my best informed thoughts and I currently work at a camera shop. If you purchased the camera within the last year then it may still be under warranty. If not contact Kodak or the store where you purchased it and proceed from there.
on Sep 21, 2011
Your camera is in a high current drain situation, either because of internal lubricants drying out or due to a partially seized lens mechanism (see below). There is also another internal battery which is designed to last for the lifetime of the camera, to replace it the camera must be dismantled.
Unless under warranty you're likely going to have to replace your camera.
Please read below regarding seized lens mechanisms:-Your camera almost certainly has a lens error, this
is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock
generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!
Stuck lenses are probably the most common
reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair
chance of recovering use of your camera again
The fault is
commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it
having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera
was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and
tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply
dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.
If your camera
is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse
then contact the Kodak service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If
the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed
cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose
trying to fix this yourself.
Please click here
and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera
Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically
manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault. Although the article
mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras
with lens errors and is not model-specific.
If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-
luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera, or
at least are able to use the information to help decide whether to buy
another camera. If you do
decide that you have to throw your camera away then don't forget to
remove the memory card as it can be used in other devices.
Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided
for you and
any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome.
on Jun 19, 2011
Having gone over four months without a response, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.
on Mar 25, 2011
Press MENU. Use left/right to select the Capture tab. Use up/down to select "Color Mode". Select "Black and White" or "Sepia" as desired.
on Mar 15, 2011
They are retailing for mid $200's. Even with either a LCD replacement (~$130) or Lens Assembly replacement ($110), it would be cheaper to repair than replace. Tough call though.
on Mar 05, 2011
This is a common problem. There is a fault within the lens mechanism. The lens error is common for cameras with telescoping lenses.
Few more tricks that you could use :-
- You can help the motor by connecting the AV cable --- this keeps the LCD off and not draw power away from the motor.
- Remove the batteries and insert freshly charged batteries.
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.
If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was
still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when
new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed,
then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the
card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some
cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you don't have a
memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD 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 power to 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.
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
back into 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). Some people also have
actually used a "Shop Vac" with this fix to help extend a retracted
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 #5a: If
you actually do notice sand particles stuck in the gaps around the lens
barrel, and blowing air does not help to dislodge them, consider using a
thin piece of paper or a sewing needle to help dislodge them. Pay
particular care not to scratch your lens barrel with the needle. Also, I
do not recommend probing too deeply around the lens barrel with the
paper (don't go more than a 1 cm or 1/2 in) . Particularly I do not
recommend probing deeply around the most outer (largest) lens barrel
gap, as you may dislodge the lens barrel dust gasket that's located just
inside of that gap.
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 obvious potential for damaging or dislodging internal
components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or
cracking LCD screens.
Fix #6a: This is a
variation of Fix #6, and should be tried if the lens barrels appears
straight (not crooked). In other words, try this if there's no obvious
mechanical damage to the lens barrels that's causing the problem. With
the lens pointed down, try "gently" tapping around the lens barrels with
a small item such as a pencil or a teaspoon. The idea is to try to
dislodge any sand particles that may be jamming the lens barrel stuck.
Simultaneously try turning the camera on and off as you're doing this.
The most extreme of the fixes. You especially might consider this if
the lens barrel appears obviously damaged, bent, or crooked such as from
a fall. Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with
this method than with any of the other methods (see the polls in the
right column). 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 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. The following photo illustrates unseated guide
pins that would cause a lens error.
More tricks :-
Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry
compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the
camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It
should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should
Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very
often in works.
Try forcing the camera lens:
Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and
the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to
fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.
Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a
"click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.
If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the
camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently
move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click"
as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning
the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and
off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.
Unfortunately, there is no one good trick. This is a common
problem and you could try to use any of the above tricks that you could
find it comfortable to use.
The best advise would be to contact
the manufacturer and get the camera replaced/repaired if under warranty.If out
of warranty and the above tricks would not work, repair is usually not
advisable as the cost of repair would be high as compared to the cost of
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!
on Feb 28, 2011
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