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Kodak Easyshare CX7530 won't stay powered on

I don't have a power adapter for my camera, so I always run it off batteries.  The last few weeks that camera won't stay powered on.  When I power it on, the screen comes on then goes black as the lens is extending and retracting.  Then the thing just powers off.  I bought brand new batteries and gave them a full charge and cleaned the battery contacts with no joy.  Can you help?

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    i have very low battery power, new battery only last one hour, then the camera switches off

  • Mabowen Nov 10, 2007

    I also have this problem. Kodak troubleshooting offered no solution, and since my camera is out of warranty, I'm left with the choice to dispose of it if I can't find a solution.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2007

    It seemed that when I first got my Kodak CX7530 several years ago it would take about 70 pictures on a set of batteries. I went to use it the other day after putting in batteries several days earlier and it would open up the lens and then go dark. I put new batteries in and it was good for only a few pictures. I checked the battery voltage and both batteries read 1.44 volts. It would seem to me that it is not the batteries, but a contact problem. The battery contacts do look clean, but my next move is to clean the contacts with a rubber eraser and see what happens.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    Update: I posted the original problem in this string. I have noticed recently that when I turn the camera on and the lens pops out, if I hold it out with my fingers, it stays out and the camera functions correctly after that. Don't throw your cameras away until you try this first.



    Brian

  • lisanoot Dec 25, 2007

    Won't stay powered and when turned on error message #B03 comes on. Put in new batteries and cleaned contacts. Nothing seems to help.

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    Lisa Dec 27, 2007

    I HAVE THE SAME EXACT PROBLEMO!!

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    CX7530 will not stay powered; tried all batteries; bought new ones

  • hoffman100 Sep 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have 3 batteries that each are fully charged, I was going to go out and replace them and even buy a new charger, but it seems like its the camera and not the batteries. I wonder if Kodak is aware of this problem. I bought this camera a while ago and was hoping I could pass this onto my daughter. Oh well, too bad at least I got some good years out of it. I hate to throw it away though.

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SOLUTION: Fot the past two years, fully charged NiMH and new alkaline (generic and fresh Name Brand batteries) in my CX7530 always gave a red light and immediate power off -- symptoms of low batteries. Today I tried it again with the same problem. This time, I folded up a small piece of stiff paper to depress the small Lithium battery module detect switch in the battery compartment, and put my NiMH batteries back in -- it WORKED for the first time in two years! After removing the paper and reinserting the batteries, it still works. I suspect this somehow recalibrates the low battery detect circuit. I hope it helps you as well.



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  • dodgy john Nov 20, 2010

    this solution from geekmaster has been very useful and appears to have solved my interminable and frustrating problem. Thank you

  • gabarito Jul 30, 2011

    This fixed it perfectly!

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Get this~ I brought my camera to my daughters softball game with new batteries, it kept turning off so I took the batteries out and replaced them, still red light flased and turned off. Then I took out my digital picture card and IT TURNED ON WITH THE GREEN LIGHT!! Took pictures and stored them on the actual camera~ go figure.

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Thanks for the help !
I did what was suggested and held the lens out when starting and the camera seems to function correctly. * BUt for how long???)

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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I don't have a power adapter for my camera either and the same thing has happened and I am not sure why or what to do? The camera won't stay powered on - when it powers up the screen comes on then goes black as the lens is extending and or retracting. Then the thing just powers off. HELP

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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I have a Kodak Easyshare CX7530 and it does the same thing. I put fully recahrged batteries in it and it blinks orange then red and it shuts off. Sometimes the light blinks green and the camera powers on and I am able to take about 3-5 pictures before the light begins to blink red and the camera powers off. I recharged ALL my bateries and tested the camera over and over with no luck. I notice that the manual indicates not to use Alkaline bateries, I used alkaline bateries once when my rechargable batteries ran out and I did not have any more with me and it seems that this is when the problem started. Has anyone used alkaline batteries and then has started to experience this problem?

Posted on May 23, 2008

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I was having the same issue. Bought a new pair of Energizer batteries. Then when they didnt work, bought a new charger for the new batteries (thinking our charger may be bad). When they still didnt work, I bought a new set of Duracell batteries and a new charger. Charged them for 10 hours and then tried them in the camera...still not working. Happened to leave the batteries sitting out of the camera overnight...and when I put the old ones in the next morning, they worked! So I can return the chargers and batteries and use the old ones.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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I have reachargable batters that came with the camera and i would let them charge all the way up and the base would say they were fully charged. but when i turned it on it would come on and then when i tried to take a picture it would shut off. so i noticed there was an orange flashing light so i let it flash until it dissappeared now it works fine. i hope this helps

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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Not sure about this problem either. I have had it so it eats batteries like crazy, new ones only seem to work for a little while. Lately everytime I put new batteries in the camera won't even start up, the red light blinks and the lens won't even pop out. It might be that I need to try more expensive batteries?

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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I had same problem. I opened up camera and simply move the back of the delete button around a bit to ensure the button would hit the contact when pressed. Closed the camera back up and it now works fine. I have dropped the camera a number of times I think the button and the contact became misaligned.

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