20 Most Recent Kodak Easyshare 1725043 M893Is Digital Camera Questions & Answers


The camera was plugged into

Now it looks like you have a problem here. Different cameras/chargers have different polarities. If you try to charge with wrong chargers then there is a possibility of the batteries getting damaged or sometimes may even explode, so be very careful in future. Some times the power control board can also get damaged and may require repairs. At this juncture you can try hoping for the best to replace the batteries. On many occasions this has solved the problem.
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7/14/2011 2:21:51 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Jul 14, 2011

My camera won't take pics.


Does the camera give any error code indication?

Let me know, i will get back to you as soon as possible.

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5/4/2011 7:56:12 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on May 04, 2011

Need a new battery door for the camera m893IS

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1/19/2011 9:57:59 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Jan 19, 2011

Will not access photo card

Having gone over a month with no response, I assume it was just a SD/SDHC mismatch.
9/21/2010 6:27:13 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Sep 21, 2010

I have a M893IS kodak

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.
9/6/2010 4:21:46 AM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Sep 06, 2010

Where is the battery on the kodak digital camera

Bottom of the camera, toward the end with all the controls. Take a look at the second image in http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/publications/urg00836toc.jhtml?pq-path=12650/12671
7/16/2010 4:51:04 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Jul 16, 2010

I have the cord hooked up and the camera turned on

Time to start using a card reader.
6/4/2010 8:53:28 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Jun 04, 2010

I can't transfer my pictures from camera to

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.
5/20/2010 8:22:28 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on May 20, 2010

My lens on my kodak 8.1 does not come out when i

If you've recently dropped the camera you may have lens damage that is preventing the camera from powering up. That problem will require professional attention, but try these fixes first.

If you battery is more than a year old, chances are that it needs to be replaced -- especially if the camera has not seen regular use.

Check the contacts on the battery and inside the camera's battery compartment for corrosion. Even if you don't see any, wipe the contacts firmly with a clean dry cloth, replace the battery, and then try charging again. If you see heavy corrosion, you may need to clean it with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper. If you do the heavy cleaning, be sure to remove any residue from the compartment before installing the batteries.

If the battery fix and replacement don't work, I suggest that you take the camera to a Kodak dealer (NOT the camera department at a chain store) and also check online at www.Kodak.com to arrange professional repair. Be sure to get a firm price, not just an estimate, before you commit. The cost of a fix can approach the price of a new camera, and repairs typically only carry a 30-day warranty. Also, beware of Kodak's trade-in offers. You can often find a new or factory refurbished (full warranty) camera on eBay for less than the trade-in price - and keep your old one for parts.

HINT: Always remove the battery if your camera will be used for a week or more. Doing so will extend the life of the battery and prevent potential camera damage.

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5/3/2010 3:30:33 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on May 03, 2010

I can't find a way to change the shutter speed

The only change you can make in the shutter speed is to choose how long you want the shutter to stay open for long time exposures. If you want to make changes to things like shutter, aperture, etc. you need a much more expensive camera or even a DSLR.
4/1/2010 2:03:29 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Apr 01, 2010

My computer no longer recognizes my camera and I

go to device manager and scroll through. If you see any yellow questions marks, check to see what device it is concerned with, you may just have to update your driver or reinstall the driver.
3/8/2010 5:10:43 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Mar 08, 2010

My Kodak Easyshare caemra will only hold 3 photos.

You need to switch the camera over to saving pictures directly onto the SD card.
1: Menu, Cam settings, Chose AUTO or SD card option Press OK
Note: If the SD card isn't in the camera or is unreadable the camera will automatically go back to saving you taken pictures on the internal memory.
If successful please give me the feedback as a rating or recommendation. Thank you
1/11/2010 4:14:49 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Jan 11, 2010

Lens was stack and wont open

1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera. 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. Please make sure that you are installing a fresh/ fully charged battery c. Without the memory card, turn your camera on. (If it works then it?s your memory card that is faulty) 3. Please test with the a different battery If you do not have access to another battery Try these steps instead: Please take the battery out of the camera. b. Insert the charger into the unit from the main socket and turn the camera on. If the camera works you will need to replace the battery. If you camera doesn?t switch on you will need to order a No power repair or a new cable. I really hope this will work for you, but unfortunantly often when the product is dropped a mechanical problem appears. And there is nothing more than to order an OoW repair for this fault and model is 48 pounds. In order to organise your repair or Trade up please Contact KODAK: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=14563&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=3490
1/7/2010 9:19:46 AM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Jan 07, 2010

The screen of mt samsung L201 ditital camera is not woking..

I'm sorry you have listed this product as a KODAK brand.
I understand you have a Samsung. I suggest you re-submit your question again under Samsung in order for a Samsung expert to look at your question.
1/4/2010 9:34:58 AM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Jan 04, 2010

Can i find a hack, or driver software to use my

Kodak is not providing such driver, but 3rd part software are available on the web
12/23/2009 4:59:15 AM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Dec 23, 2009

Can i see live footage of myself on my laptop

On most camera models you will have to transferre the data first.

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11/12/2009 3:17:47 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Nov 12, 2009

Sometimes won't open and can't import my pictures

The lens won't open or the comp. won't read the cam?
If it is on the cam:

Make sure that you are installing a fresh/ full charge battery
Remove the battery
Clean the metal contacts on the battery using a clean cloth

Pls test with an alt. batt.
If you do not have access to a dif. battery.
Pls. take the batt out of the camera. Insert the charger into the unit from the main socket and turn the camera on. If the camera works you will need to replace the batt. If not you will need to order a No power repair.

Does the blue screen apear on the cam or the computer?
If on the cam:

Reset the cam: Take the batt out for longer than 10 sec.
Exchange the SD card.

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11/11/2009 8:47:18 AM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Nov 11, 2009

After plugging my camera in to charge overnight,

Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.
11/8/2009 2:14:27 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Nov 08, 2009

Lost Power to camera

well you should lurn from this,,only use the charger that comes with the unit,,,im sorry to tell you this but you more that likley have done your camera in was the charger you pluged into your camera the same voltage and polarity as the cameras normal charger?
if it was in revers you would have cooked the camera
11/6/2009 4:47:22 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Nov 06, 2009

I dropped my camera and it won't turn on!

OoW repair: 48,44 pounds
Alternative Trade up: Where you trade your old camera to a new camera for 25-30% less than market price.

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11/2/2009 1:35:23 PM • Kodak Easyshare... • Answered on Nov 02, 2009
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