Yep.. This does appear to be a Kodak problem. I have a V550.. I know its not the battery because we charged it fully and as shown on the charger.. The camera has a SWITCH on the side that turns on the camera and screen and is able to go to review mode without the shutter lens open. unless it possibly needed more current to keep the shutter/lens mechanism open, then could be the batteries... anybody try a new battery yet?
otherwise, ill just ditch this and go with a canon or nikon..
I contacted the Kodak repair centre in Australia, they recommended I return the camera for repair. A week later I received an email stating they couldn't repair it and were willing to exchange for a different model. The new camera arrived and has been working fine, but I feel the quality of Kodak digital cameras are lacking compared to other brands. I wouldn't buy a Kodak again.
Forget Kodak - their support service sucks, especially in Canada. I had the same problem as above, and the repair centre can't even get the parts. Kodak Canada is impossible to reach and their web site is not kept up to date with some links not working. In the past, they do not respond to inquiries. I'm never, ever, going to buy another Kodak product.
Sounds like a new battery would do wonders. I would contact Kodak and see if hey will offer you a new battery. If not then I would go buy one. The battery is probably the most likely to go bad so fast on a camera.
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are you using the recommneded battery fro your camera KODAK Li-Ion Digital Camera Battery KLIC 7001? If yes please charged the battery for 3hrs and try to turn on the camera., if encounter same problem it means the gear lens of your V550 is already defective and needs of repair please call precision and binocular repair at 1 800 665 6515.,
I don't think its the battery. My just did this this week..If I slide the Favorites switch up (switch by hand strap mounting hole) I can view the pictures in it, but it won't use in photo mode, Lens won't extend, and it shuts off?
Hey akpssttt, I had the same problem with my kodak and even though I was able to turn on the camera, the lens would not come back in. So after awhile I just gave up took it to the repair shop and they still weren't able to fix it. So I left the camera for about a year now, gathering dust, but recently I decided to give another shot, and amazingly when I plug the camera into the charger, the lens went back in! And now the camera works perfectly.
So I would suggest you leaving your camera out for awhile and do not charge it until the batteries is completely drained. And then plug it back into the charger.
hmm, that happened to me too when the battery was dead. try recharging your camera. make sure it is sitting on the charging dock right. make sure the charger is plugged in and it's working. see if the battery was put in correctly. if none of this helps, try a different battery, maybe the one you bought is no good. who knows what shelflife is on those
Mine does the same, it will not stay on. Seems to be a poor quality "disposible" camera, just like the software in came with. My camera is 14 months old, hence out of warranty, and Kodak wants an additional $135 to the $349 this piece of crap already cost. Kodak's solution is to trade up, again to make more money, on another Kodak product?. My solution, take it to a local repair shop, and never ever buy any Kodak products, no even photo paper. ragramon
my camera is also doing this and i need help the lens comes out and straight back in also i lost my manual on kodak easyshare v550
amd cant get my camera to work at all i brought a new battery and it makes no difference please help.