Tip & How-To about Kodak EasyShare V603 Digital Camera

Lense sticking with good battery?

If you have a Kodak EasyShare V603 and have the lense sticking or not retracting all the way when you power down with a known good battery, this tip may save the day for you ...

Note I said MAY save the day, NOT "will" ... Nothing in life is certain ...

The extending/retracting lense assembly is very sensitive to dust or foreign material. If even the slightest amount of dust... pocket lint, anyone?... gets inside the camera housing in the area of the lense mechanism, the sticking can occur...

the solution is to undo the screws holding on the front half of the housing and get that shell out of the way... then run a clean q-tip around the outer rim of the lense assembly ...

filthy, isn't it? ... now repeat... once your q-tip comes up clean, blow away any residual dust. The jury is out on whether alcohol helps at all here ...

Repeat the procedure to clean the opening in the camera housing through which the lense extends as well ...

Reassemble the housing and you MIGHT be good to go ...

Of course, if you dropped the camera into the La Brea Tar Pits, don't expect a miracle, but this procedure can get rid of a surprising amount of dirt & dust that can build up inside the camera from carrying it in your pocket or purse ...

I DID say you need a known good battery, right ? oh, and it helps if it is fully charged too ...

Worked for me !

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