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Joystick switch stuck

The rotary on/off/video on my kodak dx6490 has gotten tough to work but is still managable... however now the center toggle switch will not do right or down, only left and up. Tried cleaning from the outside thinking it's simply grit or something blocking the contacts? My next step is taking it apart to clean properly. I fear there might be tiny pieces ready to fall out.

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Hello Megan,The joystick you are referring to has a bad record for failure in these model Kodaks,It is one of the most occurring problems the units have with age. It is not an easy fix nor a cheap one, the cost will exceed the value of the DX6490 on todays market.You are better off to sell your camera for parts and buy one in better condition on E-Bay,If you buy the same model you can still use all your accessories,battery,charger,etc.
Best Regards, Russell

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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SOURCE: Mode dial on my Kodak DX6490 camera is hard to turn!

dissmantle the back case (watch for 1 hidden screw under rubber covers), lift plate on back of lcd screen, remove screw on back of dial, clean where it sits on both sides (most probably from a liquid spill...tea, coffee...) , apply some lube with a cottonbud ore a bit of tisue and rebuild.
hope this helps
stewart

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: how to take it apart a kodak dx6490

Google the words...disassemble a digital camera.

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SOURCE: Brand new (3 weeks!) old camera ppost beach

sir, u r doubt is appriciated,must be careful when u r in suchbeach excursion,and also protect from moisture,and sand. take to the kodak service,lens unit has to be replaced,serviced.

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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SOURCE: my camera keeps saying unrecognized file format

dear sir,
the problem is usually caused by virus and sometimes it might be software failure also, which causes some of the menu not to function,the only solution is to flash ur cam software from the nearest kodak service centre..


thank you...take care



Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Kodak DX6490 error E45

hi...
i fix the problem.
2 years after the problem, i extend the lense and twist hard to the left.
then put it in the original position.

voilaaa..it works..

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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