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proofer 09-09-2010 12:03 PM

Dropped my digital camera --- now what???
 
I just dropped my digital camera outside on my sidewalk. It took one bounce and ended up in the grass. It's not working now. Any idea on what I could try to fix it? It's a Kodak EasyShare C813. It's about a year old. I've tried taking out the 2 AA batteries and re-inserting them (numerous times), but that doesn't help.

NoHax 09-09-2010 06:08 PM

Are you using the correct battery type for this camera, and are the batteries fully charged?

Have you tried perusing this site:

Kodak EasyShare C813 Digital Camera Problems and Solutions


Good luck!

proofer 09-09-2010 06:35 PM

Yep, 2 AA batteries. Check.

Fully charged? Check.

I'll go to that link now. Thanks!


Quote:

Originally Posted by NoHax (Post 498442)
Are you using the correct battery type for this camera, and are the batteries fully charged?

Have you tried perusing this site:

Kodak EasyShare C813 Digital Camera Problems and Solutions


Good luck!


johnnyboy 09-12-2010 07:54 AM

The electrons must have gotten confused in the process. Goto the SAME spot, drop the camera again and they will realign. If this does not work, time to buy a new camera.

Willie T 09-12-2010 08:07 AM

Well, that one has probably gone to the Happy Hunting Ground. When you get a new one, USE THE HAND STRAP, that's what it's there for. The strap goes on your wrist the moment you pick up the camera.

Scuba_Dave 09-12-2010 09:46 AM

Wife dropped her camera
There was a small cracked piece of plastic
Once that was popped back into place it worked fine

JerMann 09-12-2010 09:55 AM

Consumer level cameras are not designed to take a beating. A pro or prosumer camera might have survived the fall.

I would take it to a camera shop. If you are in a larger city, preferably a professional camera store. They can be willing to look it over, and are usually more knowledgeable than the run of the mill camera stores.

It is most likely dead, so if you have to travel far to get to the pro camera shop, call first and talk to the repair person. I am in a city that has a pro camera repair shop and a pro camera store with a repair facility. Sometimes the places will look it over for nothing, but to open it up and test is a minimum charge of at least $40. Considering what this camera costs, it likely will not be worth paying that much for repair. A sad commentary on our throw away society.

If you have the money, buy a better camera next time if you tend to bounce it around a lot. Like I said prosumer and pro cameras are built better, with at least some steel in them, so they are protected to a degree.

Jerry

del schisler 09-12-2010 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by proofer (Post 498317)
I just dropped my digital camera outside on my sidewalk. It took one bounce and ended up in the grass. It's not working now. Any idea on what I could try to fix it? It's a Kodak EasyShare C813. It's about a year old. I've tried taking out the 2 AA batteries and re-inserting them (numerous times), but that doesn't help.

Their are a few contact's inside if it has a little door that close's . their is a contact that has to make to put voltage to the other componet's A drive motor - shutter release and little pc board. Sound's like a new one is in order. Most will not be worth fixing. Check here i did a google search Their are 3 price range's New $125.00 and 1 refurb $59.85 Eight used for $59.85


http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-EasyShar.../dp/B000ZH6J94

proofer 09-12-2010 11:20 AM

I sure appreciate all your ideas and responses. I was sick about it. I normally use that wrist strap, but this is the one time that I didn't. I gave it up as lost. I set it aside for a few days, waiting to get to the store to buy a new one. This morning I tried to turn it on, for like the 100th time, and it came on. Don't know how or why that happened, but it's working again. And a big lesson learned---Step 1: ALWAYS use that wrist strap!

jlhaslip 09-12-2010 12:14 PM

I bought a working digital camera at a garage sale for $2. (complete with all the cables)

aggreX 09-12-2010 01:27 PM

Dropping any electronic device is not good especially on concrete. IMO it may be a broken board or terminal but the cost could be prohibitive to repair. IMO invest in a new camera and possibly upgrade if desired and give a kid or your kid the old one.

proofer 09-13-2010 08:07 AM

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You'll never guess what happened. Now what???

mark942 09-13-2010 09:41 AM

If it wasnt for bad luck you wouldnt have any luck at all.........:laughing:

Glad I am not the only one............:thumbsup:

Red Squirrel 09-13-2010 10:06 AM

Good excuse to get a new one. ;)

concretemasonry 09-13-2010 10:27 AM

When you go to get another camera, take into account what can happen if it used frequently and could possibly be abused.

I currently have a small compact (retracting covered lens) that is about 3 1/2 x 2 x 3/4" and seems to have a lot on steel and it has been with me for 100,000s of miles and going through many problems including being in my pants pocket when I fell off a dock. It is a 7.1 mega pixel digital Canon Elph (SD1000) if it is still made (this one is about 4 years old) and seems to be bullet-proof. It replaced an older Canon Elph film camera that was also compacts and bullet-proof. Since I got my digital Elph, I rarely use my big Canon SLR digital with replaceable lenses because it is never handy except for unique situations.

Dick


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