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Kodak DX6340 Lens Cover Does Not Open

Camera takes great photos but the lens covers will not open when the lens extends. I can pry the covers open with atoothpick -- push one back and they both move. They will not latch in position and snap shud when released.

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Re: Kodak DX6340 Lens Cover Does Not Open

Try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.

You can open it up, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures usually work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk, and it will void your warranty):

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