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Hello Lester, These Kodaks use codes for diagnostic reasons, they will show a code when there is a reason for service. They are used by the tech for diagnostics just like your vehicles fault codes. Best Regards, Russell
Hello, sounds like you have a faulty battery,if the battery is several years old it will lose the capacity to boot the camera and the dock is trying to charge a defective battery,if you get a new battery, charge it for at least 6 hours or more.Hope this solves your problem. Regards,Russell
Hello, If the batteries you have are charging up with no problems then it sounds as if the rotary switch has gone 10 - 7. This model Kodak suffers from a great deal of switch problems. Cheap China plastic. There are thousands of owners with these cameras having switch problems as the cameras age. Only cure is to replace the camera. It is not cost effective to repair. Best Regards, Russell
Remove the batteries and clean the battery contacts inside the camera
with a soft cloth (a heavy buildup on the contacts may require cleaning
with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue
that the cleaning leaves in the camera, and then reinstall the
batteries. This clears most power-on problems, but if yours persists,
check the Kodak troubleshooting guide at:
Hello, Sounds like you may have a battery problem. The DX6490 battery loses it's capacity over time, If the battery is a couple years old they are known to fail. May not be any problem with camera, try a new battery and let it charge completely before installing it. Best Regards, Russell
Hi: This is a long shot, but I had a similar. It would start up, but lense would not extend. Secret was that it wanted the date re-loaded. They have a small internal battery to keep the clock going when you remove the main battery to change it. Many people never do this, just set it on the dock and recharge it. But IF you remove the main battery, and IF the camera is...elderly...the small battery has died and the clock has stopped and the camera has to know what time it is to run. Once you tell the camera what day it is (look in the viewfinder- it's asking for it) she'll fire right up. I hope this works. These cameras are great. I cna change batteries in about 5 seconds now- practice. If you're fast enough, it won't lose its memory. Joe
There are many possible problems..
would the old battery charge on the fast charger at all or did it do strange things (dont do it now to try), If the battery was shorted, and you tried to charge it on the dock it may have damaged the cameras internal power supply, which is quite a complicated device, there are fuses but they are absolutely tiny and you need special equipment to fit them properly.
Also the flash capacitor lives on the power board which can keep its charge for quite some time at up to 300v at a substantial current and will make you drop the camera (at least) if it bites you.. :) so from the safety angle if you don't have at least some electronic training I cant recommend opening the camera..
The only possible suggestion that is a relitively easy fix is that the battery contacts may be bent or dirty.
Beyond that as I currently don't have my test dx6490 (used for checking voltages with units in for repair etc..) .. the next try is the dc socket, it may be damaged, or contaminated. try inserting and removing quite a few times and maybe using a VERY small amount of electrical switch cleaner.
Unfortunately to get to the socket if it is broken requires the whole camera be striped down as its just about the first board you fit when re assembling.
If you are adventurous, probably the easiest route to getting a camera back up would be to buy a faulty one from ebay. One with a broken screen or mode switch would be the easiest fix as you only need to remove the back and disconect and reconnect three ribbon cables.
Next would be a lens swap for one with a broken lens but requires quite a significant amount more work.
although the most difficult bit in both procedures is getting the diopter knob (eyepiece focus) on and off which in most cases means a small amount of damage will be done to the eye piece but nothing really bad, just cosmetic (kodak would replace the bit)...
If i can be any more help drop me a line....