How to Repair Kodak Easyshare Cameras

by Marshal M. Rosenthal

The Kodak Easyshare digital camera is simple to use but is made of sophisticated electronics. However, a simple fix for a common problem is possible. A defect in the manufacturing can lead to the cable connections from the LCD display becoming loose from the circuit board inside of the digital camera, resulting in no image appearing on the screen. You can repair the connection by cleaning off and reinserting the cables, provided you are willing to void the Kodak warranty by opening up the camera. The Easyshare digital camera opens in a similar manner to all of Kodak’s compact line of digital cameras, You will need a few hardware tools and an hour or so to repair the LCD display connection.

1

Put the soft cloth down on a table. Open the battery compartment of the Easyshare and remove the batteries. Close the battery compartment. Open the memory slot compartment of the Easyshare and remove the memory card. Close the memory slot compartment.

2

Put the Easyshare face down on the soft cloth.

Use the Phillips jeweler’s screwdriver to remove the screw from the left side of the Easyshare. Remove the two screws from the bottom of the Easyshare. Remove the two screws from the right side of the Easyshare.

3

Insert the flat-edged jeweler’s screwdriver between the back and front parts of the Easyshare. Wiggle the two parts apart. Pull the front off of the back and put it down on the soft cloth with the electronics that are inside facing up. Put the back part aside.

4

Use the Phillips jeweler’s screwdriver to remove the screws from the left side inside of the camera’s body. Remove the circuit board that was held down by the screws and place it aside.

5

Use the tweezers to pull up on the left side of the LCD display. Use your fingers to raise the LCD display up off of the camera body and angled toward you.

6

Use the flat-edged jeweler’s screwdriver to release the side clamps at each end of the rectangular connectors that now visible on the camera’s body. Use the tweezers to pull out both of the cables coming from the LCD display that are in the rectangular connector.

7

Blow out the rectangular connector with the compressed air. Blow out the camera with the compressed air.

8

Moisten a cotton swab with distilled alcohol. Wipe the ends of both of the cables with the cotton swab. Discard the cotton swab.

9

Moisten another cotton swab in distilled alcohol. Wipe out the rectangular connector with the cotton swab. Wipe around the rectangular connector with the cotton swab. Discard the cotton swab.

10

Use your fingers to reattach the two cables to the rectangular connector. Use the flat-edged screwdriver to push both of the side clamps inward until they click back into position.

11

Swing the LCD display back onto the camera’s body. Blow out the camera with the compressed air. Reassemble the Kodak Easyshare digital camera.

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About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."