20 Most Recent Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 Digital Camera - Page 2 Questions & Answers


It probably has hardware issues now (mainboard) Time to buy a new one! As fixing it might cost more than buying a new and much better digital camera with rechargeable battery packs.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Feb 27, 2012


Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them.
And here's a 16 minute video summary of the info shown in the link. But note that the article link above goes into more detail than this video:
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Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Nov 20, 2011


Depending on which OS you are running you can click on this link here You'll have to select your camera model and then the "Downloads and Drivers" and select your Operating System. Good luck!

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Oct 28, 2011


Having gone over a month without a response to my query, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Oct 15, 2011


I would make sure that you haven't reversed the positive and negative terminals on the batteries try switching them from how you have them in now. If it takes a rechargeable battery try matching up the contacts with the contact leads in the battery housing or perhaps you have put the battery in upside down.

Or maybe the new batteries aren't new and you need to find some others to try.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Sep 21, 2011


Hi,

Checkout this tip about digital camera error messages


Lens Errorfix for Digital Camera

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Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011


Could be a problem with the LCD screen viewer or CCD sensor go to bad. This condition is the same when your pics are showed in the pc ? Are you check ISO settigns? If yes, and the problem continue, first... could be a problem with the LCD viewer screen, or, second choice could be a problem with the CCD sensor or go to bad; in both cases this isn't a job that you could solve yourself; this wrong include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.

I suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective CCD (Charge Coupled Device) and next contact your Canon service.
I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

If your camera have some "anti-vibration" setup, check if this is activated, or its possible that this system is go to bad or need to be recalibrated.

Hope this helps
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Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Aug 24, 2011


EASYSHARE Software is installed incorrectly. Do the following to install the software correctly:

1. Disconnect the USB cable.
2. Close all open programs.
3. Uninstall, then reinstall the software (To uninstall, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs.)
To download the software please visit:
http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/36670/kw/Z1285/selected/true

To run Easyshare software Right-click it and select Run as administrator.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Aug 17, 2011


You can get the current Kodak software from
http://support.en.kodak.com/app/home/selected/true
Click on the "Downloads and Drivers" link on the right.

You might want to consider NOT using a driver. The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Aug 17, 2011


HAd exactly the same issue! You turn on the camera, lense comes out then the screen goes black (turns off)
The blue light stays on and the only way to get it to turn off is to take out the batteries.

Next time you turn on the device, the blue light comes on and the green led flashes, sometimes it powers down and other times the blue light stays on but you have no screen still. The lense stays out.

I tried the "tap" it approach and it now works fine! My suggestion has always been, if it don't work, kick it!! why didn't I try this with this camera firstly instead of trying all sorts of different button combinations to see if there was some sort of hard reset for it?

Thanks for the advice everyone and happy snapping!! :)

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011


Here's the page from the extended user guide:
http://resources.kodak.com/support/shtml/en/manuals/urg00731/urg00731c3s11.shtml

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Aug 07, 2011


The problem seems to be with your lens guide it is out of track so please follow the step below, try forcing the camera lens but be careful while doing this if something goes wrong your camera our lens can be damage.

Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.

Simply and very gently, press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.

Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Camera has new or fully charged batteries and it is in recording mode. Try compressed air. With a fine tip can of dry compressed air (not a blow dryer) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It could possibly remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.

The links below give additional step by step DIY instructions on troubleshooting and attempting to fix this problem. In this sample, a Canon camera is used to demonstrate these procedures but, the lens structure of these compact cameras is the same so the examples do apply to this unit. These procedures are effective about 60% of the time. Click on or copy and paste the links into your browser. Pay special attention to the opening statement at the first link if there is any chance of warranty repair.

Check this links for additional details that could find in this article link: fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Additionally, here is a video of the normal power up sequence of the camera and there other moethods:
1. Here is the first alternate method
2. Here is the second alternate method


Hope helps.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Jul 12, 2011


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on May 03, 2011


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011


Press the MENU button. Use left/right to highlight the Setup tab. Use up/down to select the sixth item.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011


The letters ISO on your digital camera settings refer to the film speed. Even though your camera is most likely not film at all, but rather digital, the ISO setting still does has the same function as older film cameras. ISO determines how sensitive the image sensor is to light.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


Yes, you may. However, remember that the camera is not a battery charger. If you want to recharge the batteries, you will have to use a separate charger.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


Are you sure it's not just shutting off the screen to conserve power? Try taking a new picture by pressing the shutter button half-way....does the camera come back to life?

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011


Follow the instructions here...

Regards,
Pelu.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011


L03 on this camera means "microprocessor malfunction". It means that the mainboard has to be replaced. This is not a repair that you can do yourself as a lot of settings need to recaliberated. Expect a repair bill of about 100$. If you can tell me in which country you are located I can get you the contact info so that you can drop it off at the nearest service center to save on the shipping.

Sai.

Kodak EASYSHARE... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011

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