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Charging your M873 or M883 Zoom Digital Camera using the USB port on a computer
  1. Download the latest version of firmware for your M873 or M883 Zoom Digital Camera free of charge:
  2. NOTE: If you do not download the latest firmware version as instructed in the above step, the Ready/Battery charging light will continue to blink even after charging is complete. Charging is complete in approximately 3 hours.

  3. On your computer, turn off hibernation, standby, and sleep modes. See the instructions below, if needed.
  4. Use the USB A/V Adapter that was supplied with your camera to connect the USB cable to the camera. See your User’s Guide for more information.
  5. Connect the USB cable from your camera to the USB port on your computer. Do not connect through a USB hub.
  6. Turn on the camera.
  7. Close EASYSHARE Software.
  8. Determine that charging is complete. The Ready/Battery charging light will blink during charging, then turn off when charging is complete. Charging is complete in
    approximately 3 hours.

NOTE: If your camera battery is thoroughly depleted prior to charging, the camera may not remain on while charging (the Ready/Battery charging light blinks red a few times, then the camera turns off). During actual charging, the Ready/Battery charging light turns solid green, then turns off when charging is complete. Charge the camera overnight.

Charging your camera using a KODAK USB AC Adapter
  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Verify that the correct battery is installed and seated properly. See your User’s Guide for more information.
  3. Connect the USB AC Adapter to a standard wall socket.
  4. Use the USB A/V Adapter that was supplied with your camera to connect the USB cable to the camera. See your User’s Guide for more information. 
  5. Connect the USB cable from the camera to the USB AC Adapter.
  6. Charge the camera overnight. The Ready/Battery charging light remains on while charging, then turns off when charging is complete.
 
Turning Off hibernation, standby, and sleep modes

WINDOWS XP 

  1. From the Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel > Power Options.
  2. Click the Power Schemes tab.
  3. Under the Plugged in heading, set System standby and system hibernates to Never. Click Apply, and then click OK.



WINDOWS VISTA 

  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
  2. Select System & Maintenance, and then Power Options.
  3. Within your preferred plan, click Change plan settings, then:
    • Set Turn Off computer to Never.
    • Set Put computer to sleep to Never.





MACINTOSH OS X 

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
  2. From the view menu, select Energy Saver.
  3. On the Setting for drop-down menu, select Power Adapter.
  4. Click the Sleep tab. (If you don't see the Sleep tab, click Show Details, first.)
  5. Drag the top slider (Put the computer to sleep when it is active for:) to Never.