Kodak DX6490 on/off switch

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Tony Miklos, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Tony Miklos

    Tony Miklos Guest

    After very light use, the "mode dial/on-off switch" is becoming
    increasingly more and more difficult to operate. It doesn't want to
    turn easily so my thumb or finger slips over the raised part.
    Increasing pressure with my thumb or finger give me a better "grip", but
    then the dial is also more difficult to turn. Sometimes I need to turn
    it using my fingernail, it's a real pita! Anyone else having a problem
    with that?

    Tony Miklos, Aug 16, 2004
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    Howard Guest

    not yet
    Howard, Aug 16, 2004
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  3. I saw in a review of this camera that the reviewer thought that the
    switch was easily knocked on. I have had no problems with mine.
    Peter Williams, Aug 16, 2004
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    I have had the opposite experience - my 6490 switch was very stiff but not
    as bad as the one on display. It does seem to be a bad design. Kodak seem to
    think so too as the later model (7530?) has a similar design but better
    implemented - it needs to have a small button/lock pushed inwards before the
    switch can be rotated. Compared to the 6490 this felt much nicer and more
    able to withstand use & abuse
    angryofmayfair, Aug 17, 2004
  5. Tony Miklos

    Tony Miklos Guest

    You say that as if you didn't keep the 6490? Or do you still have it,
    and the stiff switch problem?

    Tony Miklos, Aug 18, 2004
  6. Took it back and got an Oly770 - both good cameras - plusses & minuses for
    angryofmayfair, Aug 18, 2004
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Tony,

    Sorry to hear about the trouble you are having with your camera. Your
    situation is not familiar to me, but if you continue to have more trouble,
    let me know and I will help you get it taken care of. Yours is the first
    experience I have of this kind so thanks for sharing. Did you have any
    experiences of damage or trouble with the camera? Let me know all details.

    Talk to you soon.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Aug 19, 2004
  8. Tony Miklos

    TQ Guest

    I do not have a problem with mine, however the dial
    is stiffer to rotate between the mode positions at
    the other end of the range. [Night/Sport etc] This
    is probably due to the fact that I tend not to use
    those modes as often as the others.

    With normal wear and tear I'd expect a loosening of
    action not the reverse. Given your light use I would
    suspect that the mechanism is not up to spec in terms
    of quality.
    TQ, Aug 20, 2004
  9. Tony Miklos

    The Shadow Guest

    I have a DX6490 also and the on/off switch is also becoming more difficult
    to turn also.
    The Shadow, Aug 20, 2004
  10. Tony Miklos

    Tony Miklos Guest

    Sorry for the late reply. I've had no experience of damage with the
    camera. Just the switch is a real pita to operate.
    Tony Miklos, Aug 20, 2004
  11. Tony Miklos

    Tony Miklos Guest

    Well that is at least 2 of us, I thought there was another but I may
    have deleted the post?


    Tony Miklos, Aug 20, 2004
  12. Tony Miklos

    BenOne© Guest

    Me too!
    BenOne©, Aug 23, 2004
  13. Tony Miklos

    Ron Baird Guest

    Hi Tony,

    If you find this continues or becomes a bother, I suggest let us take a look
    at the camera to determine why it is tightening up. We want to be aware of
    all experiences where things are not quite the way they should be. Very
    often there is a reason, so knowing allows us to offer help.

    Talk to you soon,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Aug 23, 2004
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