Kodak S100 EF Troubleshooting
Camera doesn't take picture
Film has reached end of roll
Check the picture count on the top of the camera. If the picture count has maxed out, the film needs to be replaced. Refer to the repair guides for help replacing the film.
Shutter not opening
The problem may also be the shutter. When you take a picture, look into the shutter to see if it is opening or not. If the shutter does not open, it may need to be replaced.
Scroll wheel needs to be turned
If the button presses, but the camera does not take a picture, you need to turn the scroll wheel. It is located on the top right on the back of the camera.
Pictures are dark
Front cover not open
On the front of the camera there is a lens cover that slides open. This cover needs to be open when taking pictures.
Lens should be cleaned
Your camera lens may be dirty. Wipe it clean with any soft cloth, but make sure it is clean. If lens is cleaned, but problem persists, lens may need to be changed.
Flash not working
If the flash is not working, there could be three issues. First, check to make sure there are batteries in the camera. Refer to the repair guides for a guide on how to change the batteries. Secondly, make sure that the flash is turned on. The switch to turn the flash on is on the front of the camera. The third problem may be the flash bulb. The bulb may need to be replaced. Refer to the repair guides for a guide on replacing the bulb. The capacitor may also be broken, refer to the repair guide for fixing this.
Pictures are blurry
Camera was not held still
In order to ensure clear pictures you must hold the camera still while taking the picture.
Film is damaged
It is uncommon, but sometimes there are defects in the film that may cause the pictures to be blurry.
Lens is dirty
Open the lens cover and wipe clean the lens. Make sure to use cloths that are specifically for lens cleaning in order to insure that you do not scratch the lens.
Count did not get reset
Count wheel needs to be rewound manually
If the count did not get reset when the film was replaced, you must rewind the wheel manually. Refer to the repair guides for help doing this.
Crack in viewfinder
Viewfinder needs to be replaced
If there is a crack or line in the viewfinder, you will need to replace the viewfinder. The viewfinder is not necessary for normal camera use and will not affect the quality of the pictures.