EasyShare camera lens is extended and will not retract, camera will not stay on either
Hi, I have a Kodak EasyShare Z650 camera. It worked fine and suddenly it shut down for no apparent reasons. Batteries were changed but that didn't help. When put on the on position it makes a strange sound theflash will pop up, the lens stays in the same mode it was in when the problem started, there is a flashing light on the selection wheel and the camera shuts down without the lens retracting.
Can someone help me out, please. Don't reallly know what to do to repair it by myself. Sure hope it is repairable.Would really like to finish taking pictures of the baby robins in their nest before they fly away.
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I only can think of two reasons. The first, the battery does not have enough power. As a safety precaution it shuts itself down, to avoid damage to the saved pictures. Because if the voltage is to low, it can't write with 100% accuracy.
Second: something is blocking free movement of the lens. This could have a cause inside the lens barrel, and you won't see a thing. It also could be a minute damage on the outside of the lens. Or what sometimes happens while putting the camera on, you touch the lens barrel. I assume you did remove any lens cap attached to the camera.
So if you can't see any damage to the lens barrel, charge the battery and try again.
I suggest check this article about this problem; lens stuck, is common defective that need new lens unit replacement or just repairable. Causes
of a Lens Error: There are a number of ways with which a lens error can
be caused. Particulates might have managed to get into the mechanical
bits that allow the lens to retract, a purely physical interference with
the lens mechanism. If the camera was dropped, especially while the
lens was extended, there's a pretty good chance something might have
been knocked loose, such as the guide pins upon which the lens withdraws
How to Repair a Lens Error: As scary as a lens
error might seem, there are some easy fixes. Before trying any of them
out, however, first take a good long look at your camera warranty and
maybe have a chat with the company. If the lens error will be covered
under the terms of the warranty, go for it. Even some of the simple
fixes mentioned below might void the camera warranty. Frankly, however,
it's unlikely that a lens error will qualify for the warranty. Additional details could find in this article link: fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
My camera is stuck on the screen that says "lens error" and then has four different numbers in a row. The camera lens is fully extended and will not shut off...any suggestions of what the problem could be?
The Z650 is designed to work with SD cards. Your 8GB card is actually an SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) card. While an SDHC card will fit into an SD slot, it will not work properly. You'll have to stay with SD cards 2GB and smaller.
i need help. i have the same problem. i had my kodak easyshare 853 for about 4 days and it turns on saying kodak easyshare and then it just has a blank screen and turns off by itself. please help. and yes my screen is tilted sorta. but im havin a hard time getting it to go back in place.