Have new lcd screen need to disassemble DX6490
Removed all 8 visible screws & rubber cover over av out. Viewfinder/flash area on top of camera won't budge. any suggestions?
This YouTube video shows the complete process of getting a lot of screws off and disassembling this model of camera for replacement of the LCD screen:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFTORggntUsJust ignore the Bach music in the background and the constant incomprehensible babble - it's in German you see - and watch the steps carefully, pausing the video every now and then, or going back over a part you missed or are not sure of. If German is of no use to you, then mute the video, I suggest.I hope that helps! let me know if it doesn't.
Working with digital cameras & questions for nearly 7 years.
I have seen the referenced you tube video for disassembly, but that camera doesn't have the view finder/flash on top of camera that won't seperate with the rest of camera body.
What model (if any model # XX XXXXXXX - it may be integral to your camera, in which case it will have no model # XXXXXXXXXX) is the flash on top of the camera? (in case it is an add-on rather than an integral part.)
The camera is a kodak dx6490 with an integrated hood on top of camera housing manual viewfinder & flash. The u-tube model doesn't have the hood. I'm afraid I will damage camera if I apply too much force to seperate at the hood area!
Does it look like this?:
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The camera shows both open & closed flash positions. If you follow the vertical seperation line on the second picture until you reach the hood on top, you are at the problem. I can seperate the rest of the camera body (slightly) until I reach the hood area. Something, not visible, is holding this area together tightly?
Do not apply force to separate the halves, then.What you need to do in this case, is approach the problem every other way possible. Open all hatches, peer into all accessible places (e.g. under the batteries inside that hatch - the batteries should have been removed long ago), look for other screws to undo.
It appears that the flash assembly needs a special tool to disassemble. I 'm probably not able to repair this myself and will have to send in for repair! I thank you for your time.
I am glad to have tried, over the time that it required. It was an interesting case, and I enjoyed working on it with you to this extent.Thank you for making good use of the advisory resources of JustAnswer.com.