Recently, this camera stopped working. Initially, the light next to the viewfinder would blink red 10 times and the camera would shut down. Now, it doesn't blink at all. I've placed the camera in the dock, but it still won't turn on. I've replaced the battery with the same results. I've taken out the battery and memory stick, then replaced them...no go. Kodak is no help. There was some sort of error code before it went belly up. It was pretty quick, but said "Error 84--" (possibly 8416). Any suggestions?
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Hi. Based on your brief description of the problem I would think that the camera is failing to focus and the flashing red light in the viewfinder is the auto-focus indicator, make sure that the red auto-focus indicator is positioned in the centre of the viewfinder initially until you have experience of using it (to do this consult your camera manual) focus on a subject that has some contrast ie a red brick wall, grass or pebbles on a beach.
If you actually mean the power light, that is supposed to blink when you plug it in and it is charging.
If you mean the one in the viewfinder, that is an error condition, and an error message is supposed to show up in the back image display viewer. There may not be enough battery voltage left to display, so plug it into the AC adapter to be sure.
TRY THIS, (CREDIT TO LABBER) IT WORKED FOR ME
I did have a similar problem as above, and has not been able to use the camera for a long time as power turns itself off in less than 2 mins. I tried the solution #3 (by labber) above. which i have copied and pasted below . 1. Take out the tape - mine stayed on longer (without blinking) when the tape was not in. 2. press the menu button (near the viewfinder) 3. Use he wheel on top next to the viewfinderto scroll through the choices 4. Choose "display setup" by pushing the wheel in 5. Choose "C. Rest" by pushing the wheel in 6. Turn camera off 7. Next time you turn camera on you should be able to view tapes and record. IT DID NOT WORK THE FISRT TIME SO I PUT MY FINGER IN TO TRY TO GENTLY PUSH BUTTON WHEN I TOOK THE TAPE OFF AND THEN TRIED SOLUTION ABOVE AGAIN, AND THIS TIME, IT WORKED. BUT PLEASE DONT INSERT YOUR FINGERS IN AS I DID TRY THE SOLUTION 2 OR THREE TIME IT SHOULD BE OK, HOPE THIS WORKS FOR YOU, THANKS HOPE THIS HELPS.
I was having the same problem. here's the solution that worked for me - should do it for you as long as your camera stays on long enough.
1. Take out the tape - mine stayed on longer (without blinking) when the tape was not in.
2. press the menu button (near the viewfinder)
3. Use he wheel on top next to the viewfinderto scroll through the choices
4. Choose "display setup" by pushing the wheel in
5. Choose "C. Rest" by pushing the wheel in
6. Turn camera off
7. Next time you turn camera on you should be able to view tapes and record.
hope that helps!