Kodak DX6490- Problems ejecting SD Memory Card?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Dave K., Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Dave K.

    Dave K. Guest

    Hey gang-

    Lucky me- I just got a Kodak DX6490 for my birthday! I wanted to
    compare one behavior to determine if perhaps I have a defective unit.
    When ejecting the SD memory card, page 11 of the manual claims "To
    remove the card, push it in, then release it. When the card is
    partially ejected, pull it out"

    I observe no such behavior. My Viking 256mb SD card is correctly
    inserted per the manual, but the only way to remove it seems to be
    prying with one's fingernail and carefully pulling it out. The manual
    seems to be describing a sort of "spring eject" feature, but mine
    definitely does not do that. Anyone seeing anything different?

    Thanks!

    Dave
     
    Dave K., Mar 1, 2004
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  2. Dave K.

    Craig Bailey Guest

    Use your fingernail to push it in. Some mechanisms have to be pushed in a
    little more than others.
    You'll hear an audible "click" and upon removing your finger the card will
    pop out about 5-8mm - enabling you to easily grab it without too much
    trouble.

    Craig
     
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  3. Dave K.

    Dave K. Guest

    Thanks gang for the replies. Something is not right with mine then.
    There definitely is no eject mechanism working, and more troubling
    nothing that seems to positively hold the card in either.

    Guess it's back to the store for an exchange. :(

    Dave
     
    Dave K., Mar 2, 2004
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  4. Dave K.

    c_e Guest

    I've also just got a DX6490. Not had any problems in removing the SD card -
    on pressing the card inwards it pops out by about a 1/4 of an inch, which
    makes it easy enough to remove by holding the top and bottom edges and
    gently easing it out.

    So far I'm very happy with this camera. It's my first digital (one of the
    things that attracted me to this particular model is the 10x optical zoom -
    and the good price I got it for) and it appears to have enough features to
    keep my interest for quite awhile to come!

    One gripe - at these prices there's *no* excuse for not including a
    *printed* manual. A .pdf on a disc is a cop-out. The last camera I bought
    also happened to be a Kodak - a cheap aps snapper that cost a fraction of
    the DX6490, yet it came with a proper manual...</gripe>

    coma
     
    c_e, Mar 3, 2004
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  5. Dave K.

    c_e Guest

    Have checked again - definitely no manual. The only paper that came with it
    was a folder entitled "Getting Started", which contained 2 cd roms, a
    setting-the-camera-up type leaflet an a 16 page glossy booklet advertising
    the accessories I can buy. The manual itself is a .pdf on one of the discs.

    I'm in the UK. Are you in the Us by any chance - maybe the printed manual
    only comes with the US version (a policy which sucks big style if that is
    the case - the Camera Dock is also not included in UK package)

    coma
     
    c_e, Mar 3, 2004
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  6. Dave K.

    c_e Guest

    Ah, I missed that you were referring to theDX6440 in regards to the
    manual...I ended up printing the .pdf out, but I do think that a printed
    manual should have come as standard.

    Not really missing the camera dock - it is easy enough to download pics onto
    my pc via usb.
     
    c_e, Mar 3, 2004
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  7. Dave K.

    Trevor S Guest

    No manual in the Aussie 6490 model (no "dock" but it comes with a travel
    charger, which I prefer)


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    Trevor S


    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    -Albert Einstein
     
    Trevor S, Mar 4, 2004
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  8. Dave K.

    Dave K. Guest

    You don't actually need the dock when travelling. You can plug the
    charger cord directly into the DC port on the camera. Same with the USB
    download cable.

    Dave
     
    Dave K., Mar 4, 2004
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  9. Dave K.

    BenOne© Guest

    I'm in Oz, and I would have preffered the dock and manual instead of the travel
    charger.
     
    BenOne©, Mar 4, 2004
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  10. Dave K.

    Trevor S Guest

    With a Plasa me TV as well :)

    Nahh the dock is to restrictive, how do you charge when you travel ? We
    travel alot and it's much handier then the bulky dock IMO.

    and yes, a manual would have been handy for "the missus" I have the PDF on
    my PocketPC and PC, so I can read it anywhere, didn't bother me not having
    one. As a philisophical preference, I hope all manufactures go that
    (paperless) way eventually.



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    Trevor S


    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    -Albert Einstein
     
    Trevor S, Mar 5, 2004
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  11. Dave K.

    Dave K. Guest

    Leave the dock at home. You can plug the power cord (that normally
    plugs into the dock) directly into the DC port on the 6490. Same with
    the USB cord.

    But in my opinion, ALL the available charging options for the 6490 are
    too restrictive. I spend a lot of time bareboating where the only
    available power is 12vdc via a cigarette lighter plug. My Canon S300
    has an optional cigarette-lighter charger, but I haven't been able to
    find one for the 6490. Yes- I could go the inverter route, but that's a
    power-hog comparatively speaking.

    Dave
     
    Dave K., Mar 5, 2004
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  12. Dave K.

    Dave K. Guest

    Doh! Right you are! There it is, buried at the bottom of page 88 of
    the manual!

    Bummer- it's worse than I thought. No cigarette-lighter charger
    available for DC charging and now I have to buy the travel charger for
    AC!

    Dave
     
    Dave K., Mar 5, 2004
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  13. Dave K.

    Larry Guest

    Plugging the cord into the camera DOES NOT CHARGE THE BATTERY!!!
    I dont remember the page, but its in the manual.

    Larry Lynch
    Mystic, Ct
     
    Larry, Mar 5, 2004
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  14. Dave K.

    Larry Guest

    If the 6490 comes without a dock, it must come with a different "power pack" than the one I
    got with mine.

    The power pack that came with my 6490 plugs into the dock and it can plug into the side of
    the camera, but the manual states "the dock is needed for charging through the special port
    in the bortton of the camera".


    Larry
    Mystic
     
    Larry, Mar 5, 2004
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  15. Dave K.

    Ron Baird Guest

    Hi Larry,

    Yes, that is correct.

    If you want to charge the battery in the camera you need to use the dock.
    If you have an external charger - acccessory feature for the camera - you
    can charge the battery separately. If you buy the charger, you get another
    battery, so you can swap them as you move about. Charge should last you
    quite a while, at least a full day. When you return to your location at the
    end of a day of travel, just swap the batteries.

    For me, I take the dock when I travel around in the US. Just plug it in an
    forget it till the morning. I am good to go again. Not very big and easy
    to carry. When I travel outside the country which is not that often, I have
    a travel charger with the adapters. The accessories are worth the money in
    the locations where I am unsure of power.

    Also, when I return to my location, I can plug in the dock and download to
    my computer then clear the card for the next day. I have found that to be a
    real advantage.

    Just a note about the manuals, we include features and accessories based on
    a lot of research so we can provide what the majority want in any given part
    of the world. It is not so much a case of cost but of convenience to you.
    Printing the pages of the feature that is related to your need should save
    you paper and time. For me, once I learn it (and it does take me a few
    tries :) it ceases to be a need. Depends on how often I use the camera if
    not too often, it might be a good idea to refresh my memory before an event.

    Anyway, let me know if you think I can help.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company




     
    Ron Baird, Mar 5, 2004
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  16. Dave K.

    Dave K. Guest

    Larry-

    Yep- indeed you are right. In fact, if you looked a little farther
    down in the thread, I had posted that correction in my note to Rudy
    earlier.

    Oh well- I guess I'm going to spring for the travel-charger package!

    Dave
     
    Dave K., Mar 5, 2004
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