I have a v803 and it was working fine. Turned it off on Fiday and now Sunday I have a white screen with this black leaf shaped design on it. I called Kodak and they said to send it in but if they feel it is my fault I will have to pay. It is still under warranty and I even bought an extened warranty What is your opinion
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Re: Black leaf shaped design on lcd
Check and see if the camera still takes good pictures. Verify this by downloading them to your PC. If they look ok, most likely the problem is a defective LCD display.
The V603(6Mb), V803(8Mb) & V1003(10Mb) all use the same LCD display and these cameras have a k**wn problem with the display being delicate and easy to break. This camera should always be stored in a hard shell case. There is ** protective lens over the LCD display.
Sending the camera to Kodak is a gamble. If they they say its your fault, they won't pay and then they also have your camera, backing you into a corner. With LCD displays, they may say it had been dropped or abused. You have a better chance for them fixing it if the display is **t physically cracked.
Please read my article on this camera. You'll get a better sense of how much it really costs to fix it if you wanted to try and do it yourself. I've repaired several of these. It's **t hard to do.
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Yes the LCD screen can be repaired but this camera is a low cost camera but it may not be worth getting it repaired. Take the camera to a digital camera repairer for a quote then you can decide whether to get it repaired or buy a new camera.
grybicki, Sounds like "switch-mode-power-supply/ccfl inverter supply" problem. Is pl2230wdb "black" or is it "blank n black". Yes, it can be both or just "black". Do some reading in my fixya profile to understand your options that you have open to you. Your ccfl back-lit lcd display no different than any other brand in it's basic design and operation. Use warranty if possible! (you didn't state date of manufacture) Could be a failed solder joint (open circuit) or bad capacitors on "smps/inverter" board. First, do a lot of reading before making decision on fixing or trading up. Good luck with repair. Let us know what you will do after you do some reading. Reading is free!!! 12fixlouie
polymer layer seperation, it happens on some lcd screens, if it is in warrenty return it for replacement. ifit is not , not much yo ucan do but live with it until it gets too annoying to live with then replace the monitor
It would appear you have a damaged LCD screen. The same problem happened to my daughter's V803. The camera will take pictures fine but you will only be able to see them if you download them onto a PC. A replacement screen can be easily ordered and replaced. Call Eastman Kodak. Their parts department can be reached at (800) 431-7278 ext 3. Tell them the model number of your camera and tell them you want to order a LCD screen for it. The cost of the new screen is $31.00 + $15.00 shipping. Don't let them talk you into sending it back for repair. You are looking at a repair bill over $80.00. To replace the screen, remove all of the small philips head screws that are in the chrome band that runs around the center ridge of the camera. After removing the screws, you will be able to separate the rear half of the camera from the front half. The LCD screen is pressed into a rubber gasket in the rear half of the camera. You will see that there is a small, flat orange ribbon cable that connects the old LCD screen to a black connector on the camera's motherboard. Using a VERY small flat blade screw driver, pry up the top tab on black connector. This will unlock the connector and allow you to remove the flat ribbon cable from the black connector. Remember the orientation of the old screen and its cable as you will want to replaced the new screen and cable exactly the way the original was installed. Using the same small flat blade screw driver, pry out the old display. Install the new display into the rubber gasket into the back half of the camera. Insert the ribbon cable into the mother board's black connector and press down on the panel to lock the cable into place. Lay the rear half of the camera face down on the table (rear buttons facing down) and place the front half of the camera over top of the rear half. This will allow you to put the camera back together and help prevent the new LCD screen from falling back out. The LCD screen has pads attached to the surface behind it. When you reinstall the front half of the camera, those pads help hold the LCD screen in place with pressure from the motherboard. Replace all of the screws. If you did it correctly, the camera will operate like new. Last word of advice. Buy a padded hard shell case for this camera. These cameras are well known for LCD screen failures due to shocks and drops.
I recently had trouble with the LCD Display coming up with a black screen. So I mailed it to Fuji with a letter explaining the problem. About 3 weeks later I got it back in the mail and it seem to be working fine until a month later. I turned it on and the LCD display show a black screen only now it has white lines. I'm so incredible mad and extremely dissapointed in Fuji. Reading online I have notice many people having trouble with Fuji Products. I WILL NEVER BUY a Fuji again!!!