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Kodak md853 I trying to charge my new camera and i plugged the usb port in back of my computer and the red charging light did not come on HELP

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  • igor_kak Nov 24, 2007

    I cannot get MD853 to be chared with the USB cable.

    I installed the software a few times and nothing...

    Any ideas?

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  • Cjking Nov 25, 2007

    same problem - plugged in, no light comes on, no charging taking place. Tried several USB ports on multiple computers with identical results.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    Same exact problem for me as well. I've been trying to contact Kodak's customer support but their support on their 1800 number isn't open on the weekends and their online chat support is always busy. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software. I have also tried charging it on two seperate computers. It doesn't work with either. We purchased the camera on Black Friday and haven't even had a chance to use it yet. :(

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    Same problem. Tried a second battery at the cost of $14. Still no charge light when I plug in camera to charge.

  • Atticus1022 Dec 27, 2007

    I'm having the same problem with my MD853. Installed the software on 2 different computers (one of them was a *#$% vista). Eventually I found out that if I REALLY JAMMED the USB cable into the camera, the thing would actually transfer the pictures.

    This is no way to go. I'll be taking it back.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    I also am having this problem. Camera charged a little bit the first time (before using but now nothing. Green light comes on for a second and then a red light blinks 3x and it's dead. Tried plugging into 3 computers (2 desktop PCs and a laptop) but no difference.

  • bspiva Mar 23, 2008

    I'm having the same issue. Just started a few weeks ago. I was able to get it working intermittently for a while by setting it to TV mode, 15 sec delayed photo and removing the batteries 7 sec. after snapping a picture. But now I can't get any trick to work. Of course it is a weekend now so I'll have to wait till Monday to call customer support. I'm hoping I can get it repaired free of charge as some of you have been able to. Perhaps I'll mention this thread and the others I've researched with 100s of other S2IS owners with the same problem!

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    i pluged the usb so it could charger the camera but it dont work.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    when I hook up charger, either wall or usb, a green light comes on for a second and the red light three times and then nothing. Camera won't come on and it doesn't charge. M853.

  • crydavis30 Apr 05, 2009

    i have no power on my camara even when plugged into usb port. i even got a new battery. should i try to get a regular charger?



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I've had my camera for a long time so I don't think I'll get the option of taking it back and exchanging it but I keep having the same charging problem. I just tried the flash button trick... the green light is on, steady, and holding. I'm not going to touch it any more and I hope that if I leave it this way for a bit it'll charge up.

My advice is to NOT LET THE BATTERY RUN DOWN past half charge, otherwise it won't have enough power to stay on long enough to register the fact that its plugged in to the computer.

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I contacted Kodak today about this problem. After some trouble shooting he confirmed it was something wrong with the camera and gave me the option of sending it in to be fixed or exchanging it at the store I bought it from for a new one. I chose to take it back to Target and exchange it for a new camera. The customer service associate made the comment "... another one brought back because it won't charge." which leads me to believe this is an issue a lot of people are having. My new camera seems to charge ok so far.

If you still have the box and are able to take the camera back to the store where you made your purchase, that is the quickest and easiest way to fix this issue. If you cannot do that call Kodak at 1-800-235-6325 and they will set up a repair order for you.

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When I connect my camera into the computer, a green light turns on for a second, then a red light blinks 3 times. I tried the flash thing and it still doesn't work?!!

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I just got mine to work. Hook up camera via usb cable and then press flash button on top of camera. That will make your green charging light come on. I am gonna check back on my camera in a few hours to see if light goes out and battery charges.

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Try diferents ports and diferents computers, if it persist change the cable

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