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LCD wont show the View and No picture

I turned on my Kodak DX4530 and the LCD screen was completely Black but the text was still on there, and the menu screen is still working. But when I look at the LCD to get the view, it shows nothing (All Black Screen). The picture comes out all black too

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  • lilic Nov 11, 2007

    i turn camera on writting comes on lense goes out do date then flashes red goes off lense still out doesnt come back in before it completly stopped i was able to take photo but came out black please help cathy

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    We had the DX4530 for 4 years and were very satisfied (took over 7000 pictures).
    But recently 2 issues/problems staring to occur (not sure if they are related)

    1.the preview screen sometimes goes black (text is still visible) and then subsequently even the picture is completely black. Sometimes when not using screen but viewfinder happens the same.

    2. Sometimes the screen is fine but the picture turns fuzzy and VERY greenish tint, sometime pinkish/purplish (it never did it before).

    Both of the problems do not happen always, it happens randomly (we are not able to find the pattern) and not very frequently (but we missed because of it few birthday pictures). Usually switching camera off and then on helps. We noticed though that the occurrence of this problem is rising and sometimes I had to switch it on/off few times.

  • wrighty54 Feb 17, 2008

    Camera was working fine, then a photo came out with a green tint. Now, although the menu screen and text are all fine, the viewing screen is permamnantly black and any pictures taken are also just black. Have tried removing the memory card, but this makes no difference.

  • debbiekadams Mar 13, 2008

    this is the same thing with mine. turn the camera on thecamera is black, take the picture comes black. no pict. i fill like i am getting a run around form kodak. i send to kodak ,they send it back ,saying wrong place .on line go to this web to that web.

  • ron66 Mar 30, 2008

    Formatted the memory card but all photo's still come out black in the viewfinder and on the card. Had the camera for a while now and lots of pictures sounds like the life expectancy of the camera's at it's end.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    We've encountered the same problem with the C813 today. Our daugther used it yesterday to take photos of her science project. She turned it on today to log her project and the screen is black, you can view the menu and previous photos, but it won't show you any thing currently on the LCD screen; when you take the photo it is black as well.

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I was still using my Kodak DX4530 yesterday, it was fine, but when I turned it on this morning the LCD screen was completely black, I can read the text, the menu screen is still working, and I can preview my photos from the memory card. The screen shows nothing, all black, tried to click but that picture that comes out was all black too.

  • firedog79 Apr 13, 2009

    I had the same problem with my z7590 today. From extensive online searching the problem seems to be with the image sensor. If you can see the menu and icons on the screen and old pictures will still show on the screen then the LCD is fine. A post from many people with Nikons with the same problem suggested "smaking the camera top against your knee or elbow" to try to get it to work. I was very skeptical but several people said it worked for them. I figured I'm not out anything since the camera was no longer under warranty and it would be cheaper to buy a new one then pay to repair, so I tried it and it worked. According to the other forum the fix may only be temporary but for now its working fine. Try this at your own risk it did not work for all and some reported tha it caused other problems and they got "lens errors" but if like me you find its more expensive to fix than buy another one its worth a try.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    same problem, has black screen. I need help or I want to buy the same camera, does anyone know where I can get one?

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    yes I have the same black screen problem, where can I buy another DX4530 camera or how do I fix this one?

  • Anonymous May 18, 2012

    firedog79's solution worked for me. Two sharp smacks on my desk worked. Kodak Easyshare Z612, still going. ;)



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The lens has gone. 

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CCD failure most likely. Format the card then try again or a new card. Kodak customer support for more info

Posted on Jul 31, 2007


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Nothing or black screen shows up when pic is taken

The problem is with the software in the camera! So take your camera to the nearby service center and do a format of your camera! That will fix your problem. Also check whether there is any problem in ur LCD screen!

Whenever I turn my camera on, all my LCD shows is a black screen. I can still take pictures but they all show up as black screens. Also, I can still view all my old pictures that I took before this...


The black screen problem means the lens sensor is spoiled due to over exposure to heat. Its better to give it to Kodak service centre. If your camera is under warranty period its well and good they will replace the lens sensor for free of cost.

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No unfortunantly this is the mechanics of the camera.
DX4530 is no longer repaired by KODAK due to lack of spear parts.

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You may still be able to take pictures with your black screened Kodak camera. This problem occurs in the line of Kodak EasyShare digital camera models.

When you turn on your Kodak EasyShare digital camera, turn off the LiveView function. Take a picture using the small-windowed viewfinder (this is not the LCD screen). Also, try zooming in and out.

After taking a picture, review the picture to see if the picture has been taken. Then turn on LiveView and occasionally the LCD screen should no longer be showing a black screen.


Black LCD screen everytime i turn my camera on

I've had the same problem for a while now too.
The camera has been useless and Im looking to replace it.
Im sure this problem hasnt got a simple fix and im better off buying a new camera!
Id like to here if someone managed to get it fixed thou ?

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