Hi there while using my camera on a job it worked fine, once i got home i couldnt turn it on so i thought it must be the lithium batteries but i hadnt had them long, so i took them out and my camera works fine which is really strange as usaully it would flash f33 or err, but it didnt, so i put the lith batts back in and i couldnt turn it on again, any ideas on what i have done???? as i dont wanna use my camera on the next job if it isn't gonna work.Thanks Steph
The lithium batteries power the flash and some of the metering. But if they drop below a certain power, the camera dies.
The F33 error is probably the accidental movement of the aperture ring on the lense. If you get the error, check the aperture ring is set.
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cameras are WEIRD!!!! I have watched brand new, regular size personal camera eat regular batteries in just a couple pictures, then work fine with lithium batteries. Also..cheap batteries are just getting cheaper, so as it may of worked fine 2 years ago, could just be not so good batteries. If your not using lithium batteries, id try that first, will run you 10 bucks for 4 AA's, but thats better than the flat rate fee a shop would charge you to look at it first.
The internal lithium battery in the 167mt is a proprietary unit that is not replaceable (there was a time when you could return it to the factory for replacement but it is a very tricky job and they were destroying too many cameras so they stopped doing it). It's only purpose is to retain settings (like frame number and which mode the camera is in) when the main batteries are changed so the camera should still work fine if the internal lithium battery is dead.
Are you using alkaline batteries? I had the same problem -- my camera cut out after just a few pictures and when I tested the batteries they were practically full. But alkaline batteries, even 'super-heavy-duty' ones, aren't powerful enough for this job. You need better, preferable rechargeable batteries.
Your problem could be the result of corrosion on the battery terminals inside the camera. Remove
the batteries and clean the battery contacts inside the camera
with a soft cloth (a heavy buildup on the contacts may require cleaning
with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue
that the cleaning leaves in the camera, clean both ends of each battery, and then reinstall the
batteries. This clears most power-on problems, but if yours persists,
check the Kodak troubleshooting guide at:
i had the same problem i found by a professional ,because i thought my camera was broken, that you have to use lithium batteries theyre a bit more expensive than alkaline batteries but do last much longer and are worth it after that the camera works fine.
This camera needs rechargeable batteries usually lasts about a week with much use. I thought what a waste of batteries then tried these rechargable and the situation hasn't occured . it is probably because it is small digtal camera which uses alot of power.
try using lithium or nimh rechargeable batteries. I had the same problem and switched out the batteries and put in eveready nimh batteries and it works fine now. Guess the old cheap ones weren't doing the job. And they were brand new batteries.