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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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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    The unit powers up but it misreads a whole different book tha n the one inserted. The styles only recognizes the green go circle at the bottom of the page instead of the top. Also the LeapPad is operating as if by memory of a whole different book altogether and when you turn the page it changes again to a whole other interactive book? Would like to know if it is repairable and what the solution is.

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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.

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