"Kodak told me they couldnt help, since I wasnt using a Kodak charger."
They do come up with some BS excuses ! Anyway to heck with them as the warranty's expired it's the vendor's problem.
Take it back to the Kodak dealer and demand that they fix it -- a camera is a consumer durable that should certainly outlast a one year warranty.
I still use a Leica camera which was built in 1958 and a couple of Russian copies from only slightly more recently.