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Posted on Sep 23, 2007


My Kodak EasyShare C340 Digital Camera is relatively new. At times it works perfectly. But it seems that when it's most important,it does'nt work. I have missed great once in a lifetime wedding, graduation etc. shots. I'll turn the camera on, and without warning,the green light flashes and then turns to red.The screen doesn't light up and I can't take a picture. Even with fresh batteries I have this problem. Sometimes it will work if I turn the camera off and then turn it on again, but not always. Sometimes it will work if I take the batteries out and put them back in, but not always. What could be causing this?

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  • AshTillett Dec 25, 2007

    I try to turn the camera on to either take a photo or review photos and the screen will light up green for a second and then go black as well as the small oval next to the view finder is green for a second and then blinks red. I can't get it to turn on and the batteries are brand new! HELP! Am I going to need a new camera?

  • belong Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem too.. I only had the camera in use for only a year.. when this problem happened, I thought I needed to recharge because I have a base too.. but charging it overnight didn't do anything either, I don't know, either there wasn't a connection or what... So I went to buy batteries, NEW batteries used for digital cameras, but that didn't work either.. I'm at a loss also.. Can anyone help please? I've missed soo many good opportunities like parties, wedding, etc... I don't want to spend more money on a new camera, because I still have a workable base for this camera..

  • jbpinky Mar 16, 2008

    I too have the same problem with a one year old camera. I have replaced many different types of batteries.

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    I turn the mode button to auto the green light flashes then turns red and the camera turns off. I tried turning it off and on and changing the batteries. Nothing seems to work.

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    I experience exactly the same problem: I insert fleshly charged batteries, the green light turns on and immediately it turns red and I cannot take any photograph. This happened during a vacation. This product is very unreliable. II am fed up after only 3 years and plan to replace it by a different brand and model

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    I have just put a new battery in my Kodak c340 only to find the problem of the green light turning red then switching off is still happening HELP

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    Why when I put in need batteries, just bought them, and the camera will light green and then turn red again. I have tried a whole new pack of batteries, the kind that is rechargeable. But it still happens.

    What am I doing wrong? I like the camera, but it sure is a pain.

    I do not take that many pictures and every time I want to the batteries are dead. What do I do the keep the battery good?

  • patrickcapon Jul 13, 2008

    Green light turns red blinks several times and then stops. Unable to delete

    or download to computer. Symptoms described previously apply

  • steffigomez Nov 23, 2008

    sometrmes red light appears even when new batteries are inserted other times green light works for a short time allowing pics to be taken other times even when inserting fresh batteries nothing happens at all i am fed up missing out on memories and wondered if you could help

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    mine does the same thing green light fliashes then turns red and the screen wont come on even with new batteries

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Most of the time the green light blinks on a few times, then turns to red and shuts off. It doesn't matter if the batteries are new or old. Occasionally it will work. What can I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    Same problem. Did work fine for awhile before it started doing this. Since it started doing this I have trouble loading pics to the computer, as well.

    The same solution of turning it off and then on again also works for me.


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