Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare DX7440 Digital Camera ?

Kodak DX7440 Lens Cover does not open or close properly


\015 \015\012Hi, \015\012I have owned my DX7440 for about 1-1/2 yrs & it has always worked perfectly for me. Fantastic Macro for the money. I use it quite often to take close ups of defects (cracks, corrosion, etc) while performing aviation maintenance inspections. I have always tried to be very careful to make sure that it does not get dirty, but I believe that I might have some dust or debris that is affecting the proper operation of the lens cover. \015\012The cover is not completely opening or closing, when I turn the power on & off, & I have to gently coax it with a toothpick. I have tried to gently blow it with an aerosol type compressed air cleaner & have also tried to gently peck the side of the lens with a wooden pencil while the lens is extending & retracting, but nothing I have tried has solved my problem. \015\012Any help or advise will be greatly appreciated. \015\012Thanks\015

Answers :

Thank you apr 22 guest! i got a fiberless cloth to place over the lense while i fiddled, first with my tweezers then with my plastic toothpick (from the swiss army knife! yay mcguyver!) and after fiddling a bunch with the top fan (which was partially exposed, and i thought wanted to come down) i simply stuck the toothpick in a groove where the bottom fan is stored and *click* is shut! turned on and off a few times and seems to be working like a dream again.

do be extra super mucho careful when fiddling around near the lense!!! when i say i was fiddling and poking around, i mean i was making double sure that the cloth was covering the lense then i was very patiently touching and tugging at only the fan/cover bits.

my lense is safe from dust again!!
Yeah, my ****-shell-like lense cover won't open or close properly. I thought I read somewhere the lens is removable!? If anybody found out how to correct the problem, let us know!
\015\012JK
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