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How to realign kodak dx6490

Along with being the yearbook advisor at my middle school (and teacher)...I was coaching my volleyball team and trying to take photos when (doh!) I dropped the camera (stupid, stupid, stupid!) I took it into a local camera repair place and the guy said that the camera was fine except for the fact that the lenses need to be realigned (labor is at least $135). While I paid $400 for this camera a few years ago, it would be ridiculous to pay that much for a camera that is, for all intensive purposes, out of date. BUT, I do love the camera and my students use it to take pics for the yearbook! Since I've basically got nothing to lose, anyone have any basic directions on how I could try to realign the lenses myself? If I screw it up, I won't be any worse off than I am now! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello Teacher, Since we have nothing to lose but a DX6490 try to gently push the lens housing in with the palm of your hand until it is fully seated, then gently pull the lens assembly out to it's extended position,now gently push it back in. Install battery and turn it on to see what happens. If this works, great, if it does not work list the camera on E-Bay for parts and I may buy it !!!
Best Regards, Russell

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There's a chance that the drop is irrelevant to your problem. You could try using a small eraser to clean the battery contacts down in the chamber (make sure to dump out any eraser particles) and try a new CRV-3 battery, which because of it's slightly longer body produces a little more pressure on the contacts. If that doesn't work to improve things then your cam might need a repair, your call there. Good luck

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SOURCE: Kodak Easyshare camera - acting strange and won't turn on

Leaving the camera pluged in should not have caused damage. The camera may need an all reset. Check in the instruction manual for your set to know how, or call Kodak customer service to find out.

If the all reset did not work and if all the setups are correct, and the camera still does not start, this means that there is a failure inside of the camera. It would most likely be on the main CPU board, or one of the operation sensors in the camera system.

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SOURCE: kodak easyshare c340 lens stuck

This might help. My Kodak C340 crashed on me, yes just like a computer running on Windows 98. I was making a short movie for the first time and after I got done with the movie, I couldn't turn the camera off. So I open the battery compartment and then the camera went off with the lens extended. I closed the battery compartment again, but then it wouldn't come back on. The lens was still extended and the screen was still black as if it was dead. I change the batteries but nothing. I couldn't turn it on. Finally I noticed an icon of a person running on the selection knob. So, I turned the knob to that person running selection and the camera came back on. Everything is okay now. Whew! I guess that must be the reset selection. Give it a try and hope it helps.

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SOURCE: Mode dial on my Kodak DX6490 camera is hard to turn!

dissmantle the back case (watch for 1 hidden screw under rubber covers), lift plate on back of lcd screen, remove screw on back of dial, clean where it sits on both sides (most probably from a liquid spill...tea, coffee...) , apply some lube with a cottonbud ore a bit of tisue and rebuild.
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SOURCE: dropped my kodak dx 6490. Lights flash and lens won't retract.

Drop it agin, in the trash can. It is not worth getting repaired, you would be better off getting a new camera...

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