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Kodak DX6490 Hi, I have a Kodak DX6490. The camera hasn?t been used for a while and upon charging the battery and switching the camera on to "auto", the green camera symbol starts flashing but both the screen and viewfinder remained blank. The camera gives a soft click, but the lens doesn't move and the camera doesn't respond to any of the buttons. After a couple of seconds, the screen starts to glow very faintly. This glow is very obvious in a darkened room, but invisible in daylight. There are no other apparent signs of life. I have discharged and recharged the battery several times and tried the camera on mains power from the adapter, but the symptoms persist. Switching the camera off does not stop the light flashing - only removing the power source does that. Is there a way of resetting the camera to fix this, or would I have to send it to a repair centre to get it fixed? Is it worth fixing do you think? Any help you can offer will be appreciated.

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Re: Kodak DX6490

A repair will cost a lot- Go for a new camera

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If i can be any more help drop me a line....

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