Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare M863 Digital Camera ?

Viewer screen remains blank when I switch on camera & if I depress "take" button, the result is a blank picture

Answers :

Hello Rod and welcome to Fixya

There are basically two possible causes as to why your camera is doing this.

Stuck Shutter. Stand next to a bright light and look into the lens while snapping a picture. You should see the shutter close and open up. If you don't see it , the problem is probably with the shutter.

CCD. This is the chip behind the lens which translates the image to a picture. Normally , there would be a distorted or black image taken if the ccd has malfunctioned but the menu's of the camera and old photo's would display normally. If the shutter opens and closes as normal , this is probably the cause of the black images.

Fixing the shutter or the CCD requires dis-assembly of the camera body and falls beyond the scope of a DIY repair. The cost involved in getting it fixed ranges.

Stuck Shutter would cost about $80-$130 if no parts need to be replaced.

A disconnected but functional CCD should cost about $90 to fix. This would be more probable as a malfunctioning CCD normally displays strange colors and lines before it stops working completely.

A broken CCD which would have to be replaced would cost about $120-$200 making it way to expensive to consider a repair.

I would send it in for a evaluation and depending on exactly what the problem is and what it would cost to repair , decide if I wanted to replace the camera.

Feel free to let me know if you need more info or help.

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