Someone else already has a similar problem but mine is not because of water damage. Like it says the camera is more or less frozen unless its connected to the tv. If not connected it turns on the lens comes out, and the "welcome" screen comes on but with no backlight on the lcd. That is it though, the camera then is useless, it wont even turn off, you have to take the batteries out to shut it off.
When connected to the tv though it works fine. Everything works displayed through the tv just fine.
Is there any sort of solution for this? Would there be any hope in taking the camera apart and looking around for something and cleaning it?
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Re: "frozen" unless connected to TV
See if you can take pictures with it- ignore the screen for the moment.
The fact that the welcome screen comes on - suggests that the screen itself and its connections are OK.
Displaying images on the TV say those parts are OK.
Taking it apart to 'clean' is not advised there is nothing there that you or I can fix.
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It is possible that your camera's internal computer might be going out. I had similar symptoms on one of my cameras. Have the batteries ever died in the camera? It could be one of the causes.
The cost to have the new computer installed on my camera, was about $230.00. I took mine to the local professional computer repair shop and it was returned to me in less than 24 hours and working great. Your price will vary with the make, model of your camera. Mine was a Canon 5D mk2. Take it there and let them give you the diagnosis and then decide if it's worth it to repair or replace it. Don't use my fee as your guide, unless you have the same camera.
Hope this helps. Mike
Fixing this requires a complete new shutter assembly and it's not a DIY job. Spares availability is also now very poor.
You can easily get a complete similar replacement SLR for a lot less than the cost of repair, so your best bet is to harvest every single removable accessory from the body and recycle it. A replacement camera should be dirt cheap or free as this and similar models are effectively worthless these days unless they're known to be collectable models (the F60 definitely isn't collectable). I get all of mine from my local FreeCycle and Freegle groups, some are boxed and virtually unused with all accessories, like the F75 kit and F-801 which I recently obtained.
Sorry that there's no realistic option to fix your camera, but I hope that my answer has given you a realistic alternative means to solve your problem. Please take a moment to rate my free answer.
I see two options. 1. Buy a new camera. 2. Have a professional camera repair person look at it and suggest repair or replacement. You may have damaged the lens beyond repair. If repairable it may cost less to get a new camera. NEVER let a camera near sand unless it is specifically designed for use under water.
Pull the battery and memory card and keep them out for a while. If you are confident you could successfully open and reassemble your camera you could attempt to open it up to dry it out. Otherwise, take a can of compressed air and point the nozzle tube in the cracks around the controls/body and attempt to dry it out... You could shake it a bit like a thermometer... to use centrifugal force to remove water...just don't drop it or bang it.. Your best bet is to open it up or have someone help you with that..
Ok, If wipers were frozen to windshield at one point, it is possible to either blow fuse or burn out motor. The motors used on Jeeps are pathetic... sometimes unable to run on a dry windshield unless water is sprayed on it! Same goes for wiper transmission... If you moved it by hand, you can bend or otherwise damage it, but that is less frequent! Check fuse, relay and motor for power (in that order) and you will likely find the problem.if you haven't already!!!
obviously you know its water damaged, you can get a replacement, or get it sent off for repairs for free, *** long as you bought it less than 12months ago, you shouldnt have a problem, dont tell them what happened, just say it stopped working otherwise they wont replace it, similar thing happened to a mate of mine, he dropped it in the pool, trust me get replacement
This is rarely less than $150 up. If the camera is still under warranty, and no evidence of damage is there, Kodak may fix it for you. If you want to find out, take it to a local camera store that sells Kodak and have them send it away for you. If there is no evidence of dropping or water damage etc, say it just stopped working. An estimate and shipping is probably about $20 bucks. I wouldn't really suggest paying $150 for a new one, but you can get a hell of a lot for $300 (Canadian) this year. I also don't suggest that you look for the highest megapixel or highes zoom in that price range. 6-8MP max, with good build quality, sharpness and features. This photorapher suggests Kodak, Pentax, Canon. Don't buy a $300 12MP, or 30X zoom unless you've got a thing for disappointment. These cameras cannot perform.