I have a DX6490 that I just loved...but the auto focus quit working. The official kodak site gave me an estimate to fix it that was very high, so I can't go that route. I love and miss this camera...any advice?
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What is most important is that unless there is a slave flash or a more flash the subject might look quite blurred in the distance . You might need a SLR with a wide angle to get such pictures perfectly. Try to light up the area when it is indoor and see the result.
Hello, This happens quite often and the bad news is it is not worth the cost of repair,the good news is you can sell it on E-Bay for parts and by a good used one to replace it.If you buy a good used DX6490 you can still use your battery,charger,and other items from your old camera. I have several very nice DX6490 units that I sell. Best Regards, Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
mine did the same thing, only it hadn't been dropped. Turns out, the battery went bad. The repairman said that the life of those batteries is only about 3 years average. He also said the average lifespan of the camera itself, with frequent usage, was only 3 years! I am still hoping to get the auto focus fixed on mine though. I sure did love that camera.
this is actually a known problem or defect with this camera. Sometimes, if you point this out to kodak, they will fix it. I would go to the kodak site and write to them about it, or if there is a number, call that number. This didn't happen to me, but I came across this information when researching a different problem with the same model camera. I wish I could point you to the exact info, but it was a while back. The forum that I was on...some people were able to get their camera fixed, even though it was past warranty, and some were not.
Hello Kathy, The problem Sounds like a faulty CCD unit, The only other reason would be scratches on the lens that you would be able to see. Either way it will be quite costly on a DX6490 camera. you may be better off selling yours for parts and buying another DX6490 in good working order so you can still use your accessories such as,battery,charger,memory card etc.I have several nice ones for sale. Hope this helps, Best Regards,Russell email@example.com
There are many possible problems..
would the old battery charge on the fast charger at all or did it do strange things (dont do it now to try), If the battery was shorted, and you tried to charge it on the dock it may have damaged the cameras internal power supply, which is quite a complicated device, there are fuses but they are absolutely tiny and you need special equipment to fit them properly.
Also the flash capacitor lives on the power board which can keep its charge for quite some time at up to 300v at a substantial current and will make you drop the camera (at least) if it bites you.. :) so from the safety angle if you don't have at least some electronic training I cant recommend opening the camera..
The only possible suggestion that is a relitively easy fix is that the battery contacts may be bent or dirty.
Beyond that as I currently don't have my test dx6490 (used for checking voltages with units in for repair etc..) .. the next try is the dc socket, it may be damaged, or contaminated. try inserting and removing quite a few times and maybe using a VERY small amount of electrical switch cleaner.
Unfortunately to get to the socket if it is broken requires the whole camera be striped down as its just about the first board you fit when re assembling.
If you are adventurous, probably the easiest route to getting a camera back up would be to buy a faulty one from ebay. One with a broken screen or mode switch would be the easiest fix as you only need to remove the back and disconect and reconnect three ribbon cables.
Next would be a lens swap for one with a broken lens but requires quite a significant amount more work.
although the most difficult bit in both procedures is getting the diopter knob (eyepiece focus) on and off which in most cases means a small amount of damage will be done to the eye piece but nothing really bad, just cosmetic (kodak would replace the bit)...
If i can be any more help drop me a line....
It will be a repair shop job to do properly and will cost - lots
So bearing in mind the the mechanism is very delicate and the drop may have wrecked it anyway you have nothing to lose I feel in trying very very gently giving the partially out lens a little tug- you cant break it worse thats for sure
Try it--------- Then go buy another camera ;-}