Kodak DX4530

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Cheemag, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Cheemag

    Cheemag Guest

    I have been having problems with this bloody awful camera ever
    since I bought it.

    Usually, at random intervals the camera will cease to function and
    freeze with the lens partly retracted. Mostly this can be overcome by
    switching off, removing the SD card, switching on, replacing the SD
    card.

    On other occasions that does not work and the SD card and batteries
    have to be removed and the camera kept out of use for 24 hours or so,
    when it will come back to life.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    (It's well out of guarantee).
     
    Cheemag, Sep 29, 2006
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    rEn Guest

    I am the original owner of a Kodak DX4530 firmware version 1.0000
    I have been lucky i guess, no problems with mine.......yet.
    What kind of batteries are you using? I only use the Ni-MH rechargable
    batteries that came with it or other Ni-MH rechargable batteries that i
    have. I have heard a similar complaint on the net just recently. Sorry there
    was no follow up as to a repair.
    I would be qurious to know the fix, as i am shure its ether a bad circit on
    one of the little computer boards in it, or a buggy firmware version?
     
    rEn, Sep 30, 2006
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    Cheemag Guest

    I use the same batteries as you do, either NiMH rechargables or
    occasionally the high-capacity non-rechargeable double battery
    (expensive). The battery does not seem to be the problem.
    As the camera come back to life after a time with the batteries
    removed, I'm inclined to think it must be a software problem
    in the worst case or some sort of inability to read the SD card
    in the other case.
     
    Cheemag, Sep 30, 2006
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    m Ransley Guest

    You could try cleaning battery and terminal contacts. Are you sure the
    batterys are actualy charged, use a voltmeter to see if charge is
    correct. The only other idea is see if it has the defective Sony Ccd of
    02-03.
     
    m Ransley, Sep 30, 2006
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    rEn Guest

    I seem to remember hearing something about the SD memory cards as well. I
    just got a 1 gig from costco and it works well with the Kodak DX4530, but i
    heard that trying to use the 2 gig SD card wont work? The firmware doesnt
    support it.
    Just like trying to use a new 150 gig hard drive in an old 486,,,,the bios
    will only go up to say 500 meg, so thats all it can see.
     
    rEn, Oct 1, 2006
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    rEn Guest

    Try Kodak customer support and see what they have to say. You are not the
    first to complain about these symptoms on this make and model.
     
    rEn, Oct 1, 2006
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    Cheemag Guest

    That could be the problem. I'll look for a new camera.

    (not Kodak)
     
    Cheemag, Oct 1, 2006
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    Cheemag Guest

    The cards I use are 128K and 512K.

    I did send it back to Kodak the first time it happened, but they say
    there was nothing wrong with it. Unsurprising as it probably had
    reset itself by the time it got to them.
     
    Cheemag, Oct 1, 2006
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    John Turco Guest


    Hello, m Ransley:

    A Canon sensor, in a Kodak camera? Bite your tongue! :-J


    Cordially,
    John Turco <>
     
    John Turco, Oct 2, 2006
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