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Problematic Camera I have a EasyShare DX4530 which has suddenly started acting funny. Here's the sequence of events: - power up works fine - lens comes out ok - green light glows steady, ready for a picture - picture takes fine - green light doesn't turn on again - no amount of pressing the shutter button will bring the green ready light back - pressing the SHARE button a couple times (sometimes 2, 3, even 4 times) will move thru the share sequence and then finally exit that function, turning the green light back on. - picture can then be taken, but the whole SHARE button exercise must be executed in order to take another picture. I tried reformating the memory card, removing/replacing the batteries with fresh ones about 4 different times, looking thru the menu for setup or configuration issues, reading the book, and going online to Kodak's troubleshooting and FAQ webpages --- nothing helps. Anybody experience this behavior? Must I send the unit in for servicing? I have the extended warranty so it will only be painful, but not hopeless. Thanks.

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Re: Problematic Camera

I just discovered that the real problem is a STICKY SHUTTER BUTTON, staying down after taking a picture. This prevents the green ready light from coming on until I jiggle the shutter button. It has actually started to be hard to press, making a definite clicking sound as it goes down. I can even feel it catch on something. If I move it around a bit, it will eventually come up, allowing the ready light to reset. Can this be cleaned? How about adding a drop of WD40 or something? Anybody ever take one of these apart? Any tips as to how to do it safely??? Thanks.

Posted on Sep 13, 2005

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