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Scratch disk For the very first time, I get an error message that my scratch disk is full! I dont know what that is! Can you help me? Deb

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Re: Scratch disk

Dont worry its not a problem with your camera..Its just photoshop's way of telling not enough RAM..Read this

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Scratched lens

Without the right skills and tools it is almost impossible to correct assemble a lens. I'm not sure you can switch over a complete lens assembly, but I do advice to look at ifixit dot com, to see if they did unassembled the S7000 already, Then you can make up yuur mind if you have enough skills (and tools) to do it yourself.
If you don't see anything on the pictures you make, about the scratch, you also cold continue using the camera as is. Most of the time you only see a flair on the picture is a bright light hits the scratch.

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I have a Kodak EasyShare Z650 digital camera. I have a tiny scratch on the outer lens. Can I replace the lens or can I fill the small scratch in and smooth it out like what is done on chips in car windows?

First check your warranty on the remote chance that might cover the damage. The only true fix for a scratch on a camera lens is replacement. For many point and shoot cameras that would cost more than the camera, IF you can even find someone to replace it. There are several do it your self options that work sometimes and to varying degrees. The first and most well known way is the alcohol method. First place some lens cleaner on a microfiber cloth and wipe the lens well, then using a clean portion of the cloth, dry the lens well. Next mix a solution of 1 part rubbing alcohol and 20 parts water (e.g. 20 teaspoons of water to 1 teaspoon of alcohol.) Using a fresh microfiber cloth, dip it into the alcohol mix, then gently rub the length of the scratch repeatedly and you may see the scratch disappearing. If so continue until the scratch is gone. Next take a clean microfiber cloth or if you don't have one, a clean portion of the one you used previously with the alcohol and gently buff the lens. The second method I am aware of is using one of the many lens scratch repair kits available online, but be sure to read the reviews to choose wisely before you purchase one.

Aug 18, 2013 | Kodak EasyShare Z650 Digital Camera

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Scratch on Gold Contact

You can replace the contacts, but a light scratch would not cause a lens communication error. Using your fingernail, push all the contact pins in the mirror box in and out 5-6 times to break any corrossion between the pins and their ciruit board

Jun 20, 2013 | Canon EOS Rebel XT Digital Camera

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How can I repair a scratched lens?

Hi There,

Repairing a scratched is the hardest lens repair to accomplish successfully. It may be worth a shot to check with the manufacturer if ther is some kind of warranty or replacement program. The best option is to replace it. However the cost of replacing the lens may cost more than what the camera is worth. With that in mind, here are a few DIY options things you can try that may or may not work.

1. Scratch Repair Kit
Stuff Needed: Digital camera lens cleaning solution, microfiber cloth and a Scratch Repair kit.
Many companies sell scratch repair kits so there are several available on the market. Do your research to ensure it can work on, and is safe for your lens. Test it on an old camera if you have one lying around just to make the results are what you're looking for.
a. Clean the lens with the lens cleaning solution, and dry it off completely.
b. Follow the instructions provided with the kit.

2. Rubbing Alcohol
Stuff Needed: Digital camera lens cleaning solution, 3 microfiber cloths and a 3.5% solution of rubbing alcohol.
a. Clean the lens with the lens cleaning solution, and dry it off completely.
b. Dilute the rubbing alcohol by mixing 20 parts water to 1 part rubbing alcohol to get it to a 3.5% solution.
c. Take a brand new microfiber cloth, dip it in the diluted rubbing alcohol solution, and rub into the scratch using a very gentle motion.
d. You will know if this is working if you start seeing the scratch disappear.
e. Once the scratch has completely disappeared, take another brand new microfiber cloth and dry and buff the entire digital camera lens.

3. Vaseline Method
Stuff Needed: Digital camera lens cleaning solution, 2 microfiber cloths and Vaseline.
a. Clean the lens with the lens cleaning solution, and dry it off completely.
b. Dab some Vaseline on your finger and fill the entire scratch with it.
c. Using a new microfiber cloth wipe the Vaseline off very gently. Pressing too hard may cause the Vaseline to sink inside of the scratch.
d. You will know if this is working if you start seeing the scratch disappear.
e. As the Vaseline eventually rubs off, you may need to reapply some more and continue until the scratch disappears completely.

4.Pencil Eraser Method
Stuff Needed: Digital camera lens cleaning solution, 2 microfiber cloths and a new, soft pencil eraser.
a. Clean the lens with the lens cleaning solution,and dry it off completely.
b. Lighlty slide and rub the eraser unp and down along the length of teh scratch.
c. You will know if this is working if you start seeing the scratch disappear.
e. Continue rubbing the eraser until the scratch disappears completely.

NOTE: Never apply the lens cleaning solution directly to the lens itself. Alway dab a microfibre cloth with the solution then clean the lens and allow to dry.

Hope one of these works for you.

Aug 27, 2012 | Olympus SP600UZ Digital Camera

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I have a black scratch on the lenes. it doesn't seem like there is a scratch, but it comes out on all the pictures

It is better you replace the lense, although there are some menders who can grind the scratch and it completely disappears.

Oct 22, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS / Digital IXUS...

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Have a scratch on screen.when i turn it on it is fern like on photos are perfect when i print them out.i just dont like the it expensive to get it repaired

What camera do you have? Is the scratch on the outer casing? If that is the case, then buy a used camera (one sold for parts) through ebay and change the casing.
Camera repair is not that cheap. Sometimes, a used camera is cheaper than repairing one.

Jan 10, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Disk is asking to be formatted - already been in use

this could be a help to you,first off most,cds, and memory disk,get scratched or worn out,that causes errors or corrupt file readings. so thats why it asked you to format,formating helps clean the drive up,like a tune up on and old car.and if you dont and try to put high grade gas in before the tune up your still going to have the same problem,so in saying you have to put the old one back in,format it. and then put the new one in after you completed formating the old one.good luck,hope that helped you.

Mar 22, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera

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I bought a camera with the software disk and the disk was scratch

Use a memory card and a generic USB memory card reader. Camera driver software usually is a pain to figure out anyways.

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Copying pictures from computer to memory card

i have seen this error and i dont know why it does that. you may want to try buying a micro disk setup that fits into a sd adapter that will fit in your camera.

then you can take out the micro disk when full and put it on a usb adapter and plug right into a usb port.

i know this sounds like more work but so far i havent had a lock up on that or error yet. go to if you want to see the different adapters for the sd disk and micro disk and usb etc....

maybe this might help

Jun 22, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera

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