Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare CX6230 Digital Camera ?

My 6230 won't show an image in the view screen , as though the shutter is stuck closed, can't afford a new camera, HELP!

Answers :

First of all, make sure your battery is fully charged, and that it's contacts and the camera's contacts are clean (you can clean them with a qtip and alcohol). A low battery or one with a shorted cell would not have the voltage requirements the LCD demands. Once you know the battery is, in fact, good, there are some other reasons the LCD display is black, the worst one being that the LCD screen is cracked, or the backlight is out. In this case, you can get another display, either new on Ebay, or even an as-is camera with a good display, and change it yourself. It's not really hard, and there are YouTube videos that show the process. Here's one video, that shows, after the 6 or so screws are removed, the inside and the LCD Screen. Usually there are 2 or 3 screws holding the LCD in, and the ribbon connector(s). You life the plastic tabs to pull the ribbon connectors out, and vice versa for installment. As you mentioned, the shutter could also be stuck, but I'm wondering if you can view your menus, etc., on the LCD screen. If you can, then the problem is in the lens assembly, and that is an expensive repair, since they just replace the whole assembly when it goes bad. There are some things you can do, such as spray compressed air ($4 at Walmart in the Electronics section), and some other things. Read this blog on lens problems- it's titled Lens Errors, but applies to all lens problems, and about 50% of the problems can be fixed, trying their suggestions. Here it is:
\015\012Kodak >EasyShare CX6230 Digital Camera
\015\012Wish I had simpler and fewer answers for you, but a lot of things can occur with this situation, and it's not always the same problem.

This sounds to me like an CCD fault.

I suspect that the CCD/CMOS (the chip that physically captures light\015\012 and creates the digital image) or the shutter has broken.

If \015\012this is the case ,\015\012 a repair would cost approximately $100. This is the most common problem\015\012 for a camera that takes blank images but where the menu display \015\012functions and old photo's display normally.

Check to see if the \015\012new images are downloaded correctly and if the video function works \015\012normally. If this does not work, it supports the idea that the chip has \015\012gone.

Also look into the lens with a bright light behind you \015\012while snapping a picture and see if the shutter opens and closes \015\012normally. If it doesn't , you've got a stuck shutter. If the shutter \015\012works , its the CCD.

Hope tis can steer you in the right direction.

Kind regards
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