Camera Will Not Turn On
Your Kodak PixPro AZ251 does not turn on when pressing the power button.
Your camera may not turn on because there are no batteries in the battery compartment. Batteries can be inserted in the bottom of the camera. To open the battery cover, push down the buckle to the open lock position, and slide the cover sideways and then upwards. Four AA batteries are required to operate the device - two of the batteries oriented with the positive polarity pointing up, and two of the batteries oriented with the negative side pointing up.
Batteries in Need of Replacement
Your current batteries may be dead. Insert four new AA batteries in the same manner described in the "No batteries" section. A guide for replacing the batteries can be found here.
There may be dirt or debris in the connectors in the battery compartment. To clean it, first remove the batteries and then rub the connectors with a cotton swab.
The motherboard is an important electronic circuit component. It includes the central processing system, memory controllers, input/output to other systems in the camera, and connectors. If your camera does not turn on, there may be an issue with the motherboard in your Kodak PixPro AZ251. This issue can be resolved by replacing the motherboard, which you can learn how to do here.
Flash Module Is Loose
The flash module on your Kodak PixPro AZ251 is loose, and cannot support itself when manually opened.
Dirt or Small Objects Stuck Between Flash Module and Camera Cover
If some foreign object is stuck in the small gap between the flash module and the camera cover, preventing the module from remaining open, you can attempt to remove the object by slipping a thin piece of paper in the gap. If this method does not dislodge the object, you will need to remove the camera's front and back covers to give you access to the gap, therefore making it easier to dislodge the object. A replacement guide for removing the back cover can be found here.
Image Is Not Clear
Images appear unclear, shaky, or blurry.
Dirt On the Lens
If dirt is exterior, clean the lens with a piece of cloth.
Lens Is Scratched
You can try to remove the scratches by dropping a couple drops of alcohol on the lens, then rubbing it with a microfiber cloth.
Camera Settings and Focus
The image might not be clear because the camera is not set in the appropriate mode. For more information on how to adjust the modes of your Kodak PixPro AZ251 camera, please refer to the official user manual here. The picture might also be out of focus. To solve this, depress the shutter button halfway and hold until the frame on the LCD screen becomes green. Then, press the button all the way to take the picture.
Taking Pictures without Support
Not using a support structure when taking a picture may lead to blurry images. Using a tripod can stabilize the camera, allowing you to take clearer pictures.
Mode Dial Will Not Switch Camera Mode
When you rotate the mode dial, the camera mode does not change, some modes do not work, or the dial does not rotate at all.
Camera May Be In Sleep Mode
Sometimes the camera may be induced to a power-saving mode because of the constant use of the on/off button to turn it off. In this case, even if the batteries are charged and the camera is "on" some functions will not work because the camera is deprived of power. To restore the power level, first turn the camera off and remove the batteries. Leave the batteries out for a few hours, and then reinsert them and turn the device back on. This may effectively reboot the system and allow all functions to return. To avoid this problem reoccurring, maintain the camera by removing the batteries if your camera will be unused for a long period of time and regularly reboot the system.
Mode Dial Is Nonfunctional
If the dial rotates but does not switch modes, and the previous solution did not work, the dial is nonfunctional. You can learn how to replace the dial here.
Mode Dial Button Is Stuck
If the mode dial is stuck and you cannot rotate it to switch the mode, it may either be broken, or dirt/debris may be preventing it from rotating. You can learn how to replace the mode dial if it is broken here. If it is only dirty, you can clean the dial once it is removed, then reattach the dial.
Shutter Button Is Loose
The shutter button of your Kodak PixPro AZ251 is loose or wobbly to the touch
Built-in Shutter Button Configuration
A working shutter button can be depressed in two stages: depressing it halfway allows you to set the focus and exposure, and depressing it completely captures a photo. Thus, there is some inherent looseness associated with the functioning of the button.
Faulty Shutter Button
If the looseness is excessive, you may have a faulty shutter button. You can learn how to replace a shutter button here.
LCD Screen Is Faulty
The screen of your Kodak PixPro AZ251 is no longer working properly. You are unable to see either part of or the whole image on the screen.
LCD Screen Is Cracked
If your Kodak PixPro AZ251 was dropped or the LCD screen was punctured with a sharp object resulting in a cracked screen, the best option is to replace it. You can learn how to replace your LCD screen here.
LCD Screen Is Loose or Dislodged from Camera
If your Kodak PixPro AZ251 was dropped or the screen was exposed to intense pressure, the screen could become dislodged, or detach from the back cover. If the LCD screen is damaged, you should replace it. You can learn how to replace your screen here.
Pixels are the smallest picture elements in a display, and are composed of three sub-pixels (one blue, one red, and one green). A stuck pixel occurs when the liquid in one sub-pixel has not been distributed equally and results in the pixel displaying only blue, red, or green. Stuck pixels can often be fixed by applying pressure in the region of the stuck pixel with a damp cloth.
Also known as dead pixels, broken pixels occur when all three sub-pixels are not functioning and result in the pixel appearing black. Broken pixels cannot be easily fixed because they involve broken transistors in the LCD structure, so the simplest solution is to replace the LCD screen. You can learn how to replace your LCD screen here.