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P850 shuts itself off for no reason

I have had my P850 for about a year, and within the last few months, it has gone to where when I turn the camera on, it will stay on without a problem, if I leave it alone. If I try and zoom, the camera will shut itself off, and then turn itself back on again immediately. It does the same thing if I try and take a picture as well, I can snap the shot, sometimes, then it turns itself off, and back on again. This camera has never been dropped, or exposed to rain or any other harsh weather, it just started acting strangely. Anyone else have this problem, or know a solution to fixing this?

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  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Same here. I turn it on, it works for a few seconds, then you try to zoom/take a photo/change a setting and BINK----it's gone. The it powers right back up again. I hate this camera because it takes beautiful photos, but it is really flaky!

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Same here. I'm about to throw it in the garbage, since it shut downs way to often without reason. I missed a lot of disney character pictures during my vacations because of this.
    I saw somewhere it might be related to the card and we need to re-format, but I'm experiencing the issue with all my cards.
    denis

  • jenna_lee_20 Feb 25, 2009

    when i turn my camera on it goes right back off and sometimes it comes back on sometimes it won't come back on.most of the time when i take a picture it will go off and come right back on. the first picture i take the flash pops up but won't flash..it is getting to the point where i just want to get rid of the camera.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    same here

  • sstowers Mar 11, 2009

    Same Problem, Mine just started doing the same thing. I use my professionally and it's kept me from business..Does anyone have any answers or should I just start looking for a new camera???

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    my camera started acting strangely last month..it doesnt turn on for no reason at all.i bought new battery but still it doest work.some advice pls.

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Try using a liquid contact cleaner. I read about this fix on another site, worked great for me.
A product called DeoxIT in the U.S. is what was suggested, I am in Canada and can't get that here so I picked up a product from a company called NexxTech. Just a liquid contact cleaner.
Take out the battery of the camera. Put a few small drops of the contact cleaner on the power button and let it drip down into the switch. Rotate the on/off switch back and forth 5-10 times, put the battery back in and Voila! Fixed!
No more random on/off irritations, camera works just like it did before the problem arose a few weeks ago.
It worked great for me.
Good Luck!

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Anonymous

Yea dont buy kodak im running into the same thing. no quality and more

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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