Question about Kodak EasyShare C643 Digital Camera
My camera wont turn on ive done new batteries, air dried it and nothing will work. will some1 plz post back as soon as they cam im really short on money and couldnt afford another camera.bye thnx 4 reading anyways
Posted by bob sherman on
PLEASE NOTE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH C743 IS THAT IT REQUIRES MORE POWER TO TURN THE CAMERA ON, IF YOU ARE USING THE KODAK ALKALINE BATTERY THAT COMES WITH YOUR CAMERA, PLEASE REPLACE YOUR BATTERY. TRY THE KODAK RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK(KAA2HR). THE KODAK RECHARGEABLE(KAA2HR) HAS MORE CURRENT CAPACITIES AND ARE MORE EFFECIENT. YOU CAN REFER TO YOUR USERS GUIDE ON THE APPENDIX SECTION FOR BATTERY INFORMATION. IF YOUR CAMERA IS STILL NOT TURNING ON, SEND IT TO A REPAIR CENTRE IF YOUR CAMERA IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY.
Posted on May 06, 2007
I had the same problem. I found that some batteries will not work because they do not make contact when in the camera. Some batteries have a raised edge on the negatine terminal which prevents the contacts on the camera from making contact. (bad design) The camera worked in the printer dock but didn't work normally. I thought this might mean that the camera was OK. I tried different batteries until I found a pair that worked.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
If you can’t get the manufacturer to fix it or send you the parts you may want to try and fix it yourself. I found a guy in South Carolina who sells good used parts and will give you some suggestions on how to do it yourself. I bought a LCD from him for $39.00, fixed it myself and it works great. I think his email is [email protected]
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
Had same problem. You CANNOT use the cheap aklaline batteries that come with the camera. They don't have the energy needed to run the unit and will drive you crazy thinking your camera isn't working. You need to buy rechargable NiMH preferrably with 2500+ mAh. Price will likely be at least $17 bucks depending where you find them but Wal-Mart definitely sells a decent selection.
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
Get the camera repaired. I bought a C743 camera with this problem and noticed it was draining the batteries dead while turned off. I measured the off current and found it to be extremely high (as much as 100ma). This is around the amount of current a flashlight draws when turned on.
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
First - here is the user manual for your camera if you need it; http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/publications/urg00606toc.jhtml?pq-path=9353 Nothing in there or on the kodak troubleshooting offers any information on this fault other than the camera needs to be serviced at an authorised dealer, but really carefully read through it all and make sure there is nothing else that you could try. It is possible that it is a firmware problem - but only if the camera turns on a tiny bit before shutting down again - if it doesn't respond at all then this is unlikely to be the problem. Can you post back with some more details of what happened to the camera to make it fail, what accessories you have with it, the type of batteries you are using, and what sort of electronic skill and test tools you have. then if you can borrow another camera to take photos of the inside parts when it is opened up we may be able to help. Almost certainly it will need some spare parts, which are probably hard to get except from a kodak service centre anyway. If you also post back with the area in australia where you live then i could find the nearest service centre to you. Hope this helps, sorry if it is bad news but i don't think there is a "quick fix". Post back :)
Posted on Apr 23, 2007
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ive changed and recharged my batteries do i need to change the memory card too.
I had not used my Kodak C743 in a few month. I put freshly recharged batteries in it today and turned it to on. The green light came on for about half a second, then went off. Nothing. Tried two new sets of regular alkaline batteries. Same thing, and now not even a blink of a green light. Just dead. I took the batteries out after being in abut five minutes and found them quite hot-whatever that might inidate. I now have the memory chip and batteries out and will try again after while.