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Camera dropped all writing on lcd screen is reversed

I was bumped and my kodak C315 was dropped. When I turned it on all the writing on the LCD screen was reversed. And when you got to take a picture if you think you need to go right you have to go left etc. I went on Kodak's website and it will cost $69.00 + shipping the camera only cost $80.00 plus it still takes pictures fine. Can I fix this myslf??

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    same thing for me. dropped it in london and the screen flipped on me!

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These solutions are right. You need to take the camera apart and fiddle with the LCD ribbon that attaches to the motherboard. Take it out and put it back in. That did it for me!

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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Ok, I was having the same problem, and i found this post. I just now figured out how to fix it, thanks to Bmw and some of my own little techniques. 1) Take off the 6 screws holding the camera together. ( Be careful around the on/off switch ) 2) Hold the camera as if you were looking at the screen. 3) Tilt it slightly forward. 4) Blow under the Lcd screen. Done. I Had mine turned on when i did this, and it flipped the screen around right in front of my face. Hope this is not too late.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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Wow, this is one that I've never come across before. To fix it you'll have to bite the bullet and using great care and light fingers dismantle the case of the camera. Look for the flat piece of plastic with small lines in it which enters the LCD (this is the wiring) make sure the other end is correctly connected to the board. These flat ribbon cables connect to small blocks of plastic and are retained by either another piece of plastic which you carefully lever off both ends and this leaves the cable easy to remove. Whatever you do don't force that plastic keeper too far or it'll just snap one end. The other way they can be retained is by a small plastic flap which locks over the top of the cable. To release it you'll need a small fine bladed screwdriver or blade. Just slip it under the edge of the flap and pry upwards. When it clicks upright you can just remove the cable. Take a look at the cable and make sure it's not fractured anywhere and then reinsert in it's holder and close the retainer. Just check there aren't two flat ribbon cables connected to the LCD. If there is, check them both. The shock may have knocked one of these cables loose so check them carefully. You may find another one which looks out of center, remove and replace it the same way. It doesn'[t sound as if you've damaged anything too bad as you'd get nothing at all. But it's still a weird fault. I wish I had it on the bench. I'd love to know what caused it. Whatever you do treat everything with kid gloves. The innards are very fragile. And if you can get it all back together without ending up with a spare screw or two you've done very well. BMW

Posted on May 31, 2006

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    Stuart Bazley May 31, 2006

    Well I've spent the last hour on the phone trying to get an answer to this problem. I found out you are not alone and it's a rare problem. All I could get out of Kodak is "It sounds as if the LCD was put in the wrong way" HaHAhA If it was right in the first place I wonder how it got turned around. I think that's a typical manufacturer's answer of "I wouldn't have a clue"

    All I can say is if it's under warranty send it back. If it's not and you don't want to spend any money take the above course or simply transfer your photos to Photoshop and mirror flip them.

    I might add almost everyone I spoke to said "You're kidding"

    BMW

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These camera break very easy. If it was dropped, you are lucky it still takes pictures. I have dropped a few myself. I will cost you more to have it fixed and still there won't be any guarentees of operation. If it is new, take it back to the store and exchange it. Don't wait long. Some stores will only take it back up to 30 days. The company will replace it up to 90 days. It should say on the warrenty. It is best just to replace it if these other options are not available to you.

If this helps, please rate me. Thanks, Patty

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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