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Dropped the Camera and now only shows dark "lowlight" screen/recording.

I recently had an accident and dropped the camera while it was off ( I tripped while carrying while off). When I went to turn it on to check to see if there were problems, the view in camera mode and when recorded was a dark "low light" looking version of what was supposed to be normal. I was wondering if I need to bring this camera in for repairs, or if when dropped some buttons were pressed, altering its normal state. How can I fix this, as quickly as possible?

** I also tried to reset all the settings. It did nothing.

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Please check to see if the iris is hung in the lens. Impact damage can cause the damper motor to get stuck which controls the iris in the lens. This can be repaired by removal of the lens and freeing the iris vane assy, but this should only be done by a qualified service tech.

Hope this helps,


J. Weibel
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Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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I have the previous model, Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS, and it's built like a Mack Truck, but I never got the opportunity to actally drop it and find out.

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The regular Alkaline batteries may last 5 or 10 shots, but it will be enough to prove your innocence.

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If that does not work, offer to get a newspaper route, wash dishes and do menial chores for the rest of your residence at home.

Trust me, a mother's heart is usually soft. Your repentance may be enough to be forgiven.

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Travelers should use cameras with AA Batteries


Digital cameras come in two varieties: those that use AA-size batteries and those that are powered by proprietary lithium-ion batteries. If you are a traveler, particularly someone who enjoys remote or rustic locations, choose a camera with AA batteries.
When a camera that uses proprietary batteries runs out of power, you have no choice but to plug the battery into a power outlet to recharge it. This requires an available outlet, a battery charger, and, if you're in a foreign country, a power converter. If access to an outlet is ever in doubt, or if you don't want the hassle of carrying cords and chargers, then the limitations of this system are obvious.
When a camera that uses AA-size batteries runs out of power on a trip, you can simply throw out the old batteries and drop in a new set of high-performance AAs like the Energizer E2 Lithium line. Two or three sets of such batteries can usually take you through a 10-day trip. If you're out of high-performance batteries, you also have the option of using standard alkaline batteries, which are available anywhere in the world, and make a cheap and convenient source of backup power (though they only offer a fraction of the life of high performance batteries).
Recent trips to Asia and Africa have borne this theory out—after my companions' cameras had been sidelined by dead batteries, I was still happily shooting away with my AA-powered Canon PowerShot.

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