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Pictures with halos

I have a Kodak DX6490. When it was new, it took wonderful pictures. Now it will automatically place a light spot in every picture taken. I have tried different SD cards - thinking that they were damaged - but it didn't help. I can't find anything loose or damaged but it continues to take poor pictures. Help.

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  • mwhic857 Feb 22, 2009

    I have tried to clean the lens without any success. I still get a ray of light in the picture, or a washed-out look - typically in the upper left hand quadrant. Is there a way to open the lens to clean it inside? Or is there something else going on?

  • mwhic857 Feb 22, 2009

    I cleaned the lens with no change in the picture; unless there is a way to clean the inside of the lens...I don't know how to do that.

  • mwhic857 Feb 22, 2009

    How do I remove the lens to clean inside?

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The light spot is not a matter of settings.

To reset settings you can go to camera menu and select reset to factory, but that will not solve the problem.

The SD card also has nothing to do with this kind of problem, when SD card is defective camera does not store file at all.

A white spot, or abnormal light areas, or a washed-out lookare unmistakenly symptom of water and humidity trapped inside the lens.

This can only be repaired drying out the inside of the lens assembly, and to do that you need to take apart the camera.

Taking apart a camera is a job that must be done by a qualified technician, unless you want to risk badly damaging the camera.

If you want to know the cost of the repair you can contact the website below:

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  • To keep from damaging your camera, do not open the memory card door, battery door, or skylight filter while in harsh environments such as rain, sea air, or windstorms. The seals in these areas prevent exposure to moisture and dirt which can damage your camera.

  • Always follow basic safety precautions, refer to the "Important Safety Instructions" booklet packed with your camera.

  • Clean the outside of the camera by wiping with a clean, dry cloth. Never use harsh or abrasive cleaners or organic solvents on the camera or any of its parts.

  • Do not allow any chemicals, such as suntan lotion to come into contact with the painted surface of the camera.

  • Never disassemble or touch the inside of the camera. This could result in electrical shock.

  • If you notice smoke or a strange smell coming from the camera, immediately turn off the camera, wait a few minutes until the camera cools, and then remove the batteries. Contact your Technical Support Center.

  • If you need to remove the lens filter cover, first clean the outside of the camera to prevent getting any dirt, moisture, or dust on the interior lens. Once the cover is removed, do not touch the interior lens. If necessary, clean the interior lens with the appropriate cleaning accessory, such as a KODAK lens pen accessory.
    • When replacing the lens filter cover, be sure that the gaskets are clean and that the cover is tightly secured.
    • Clean the lens filter cover and back LCD screen:Do not use cleaning solutions unless they are designed specifically for camera lenses. Do not wipe the camera lens or LCD screen with chemically treated eyeglass lens tissue as it may scratch the lens.
      1. Blow gently on the lens or LCD screen to remove dust and dirt.

      2. Moisten the lens or LCD screen by breathing lightly on it.

      3. Wipe the lens or LCD screen gently with a soft, lint-free cloth or an untreated lens-cleaning tissue.
      for diagrams and pictures click this link .model is different but the system is same  http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/digCam/dc5000/ownerManual/ch114.shtml

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It sounds like you have used alcohol or some other harsh solution on the lens and removed the special coating that was there.

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Hi, You say light spots but the heading says halos. Halos are cause by light leaking in around the lens but light spots are a different problem. Are the spots in the same place on every picture? I would start by going to the menu and resetting the camera to the factory defaults. Good Luck!

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There is some dust particles on lens or inside lens assembly and CCD Imager should also be cleaned.

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    Better to take camera to Kodak Service Center for proper fix. Lens opening and fixing is quite technical job and qualified camera tech will do it in correct way.
    Thanks.

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Hi!
Please check for any dirt inside the camera lense. Also check for loose lens.

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For mat the camera and check out.also check out the battery.it can also be the dust on the lens clean it and check out.

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Sounds like the lens is smudged. Try using some cleaner fluid on a cotton cloth (such as an old T-Shirt that is 100% cotton) and gently wiping the lens with it.

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