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Need to take apart DX6490

Having problem opening my DX6490. My wife fell and got sand in it and it won't work now. Looks like I got all the screws out -even under the rubber flaps. Still won't come apart. Side with memory card is loosest. Side with rubber flaps tight especially by the flash.

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  • chamberskb Jul 17, 2008

    I need to know how to pen the case of the Kodak DX6490. Every since it was dropped in the sand the lens will not extend and will not turn on. I went thru the Kodak site and they just say send it in.

  • chamberskb Jul 17, 2008

    Well getting the back off was just the start- how do I get to the lens mechanism to clean it out? Anyone? I took out the screws in the card but there are so many cables attached and the card is still not completely lose.

  • chamberskb Jul 17, 2008

    THe camera did not get wet she just fell in the sand with the camera on and when I tried to turn it off the it sounded like sand (very fine) in there and would not let me turn back on again or should say it tries but lens will not extend.

  • chamberskb Jul 19, 2008

    I have been able to get the back off but I can't get the first board out of the way.

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Try prying it apart with a thick credit card or (i use an old sim card for things like this) some other plastic tool that you can pry with without messing up the case. Make sure and pop off anything that can be removed and see if there are screws that you have missed.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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    Jerrod J Jul 17, 2008

    I would recommend using some sort of electrical contact cleaner spray, you can get this at the hardware store or car parts store, this might provide enough pressure to blast the sand out without damaging any electronics in the camera. Did the camera get wet at all, or is the lens shutter / zoom just sticking closed?

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    Jerrod J Jul 17, 2008

    In that case, just use the electrical contact cleaner, or bring it to a camera shop and they will be able to clean it for you. Just be careful if you clean it yourself because you don't want to push the sand farther inside where it will get on the internal optics and CCD. Personally I would bring it somewhere like Wolf camera, or a local camera repair place, just look in the phone book.

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Hi,
As you told that , the camera fell on sand, Its highly unlikely the sand would inside the camera, because the camera case is air tight. There could be more to the camera problem then just sand.
Refer to the following link from the product manual
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/publications/urg00167toc.jhtml?chapsec=urg00167c10s1&pq-path=1600

Thanks
Proton

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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    Mandeep Singh Jul 16, 2008

    You can also use the guided help section aswell

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/r...

  • Mandeep  Singh
    Mandeep Singh Jul 18, 2008

    Hi,

    Any luck opening the camera ,I tried a lot of resources to get you the picture on how to open it, but there ain't any.I talked to one of my camera guys and its best to get the same done through an authorised repair shop. They informed me the lens, would assembly has to dismantled precisely as it has lot of small componets attached to hit and require small screw drivers.



    Thanks

    proton

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