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Flaky DX6490

Hello, Chieh:

Great site you have here! Now, on to the issue at hand.

Camera: Kodak DX6490 (4MP, 10x optical zoom, various automatic and manual features.)

Symptoms: Specifically, the "Joystick/OK" button simply skips over many "optional settings," on the LCD menu. It also won't enable certain ones, when I try to highlight them. Although, it does move properly in all directions (up, down, left, right and "OK")...which leads me to believe that the button, itself, really is okay (pun intended).

Theory: I suspect my DX6490's firmware became corrupted, somehow. Assuming I'm correct, could this explain the camera's erratic menu behavior?

Personal solution: Firmware upgrade. Kodak refuses to provide any for the DX6490; regardless, I've already downloaded the Z740's firmware update (version 1.01).

Is it possible to flash the DX6490 with the rather similar (but 5MP) Z740's firmware? If so, would it fix my digicam -- or, more likely, turn it into a permanent paperweight? (It's basically functional, at the moment.)

Any other suggestions, anybody?

Thank you!

John Turco
Tue, 11 Apr 2006 02:16:46 -0700

i've the same problem and i'm also looking for the orig. firmware.
Maybe you found it? Please let me know.
Thanks - Tom

Sun, 26 Nov 2006 16:29:35 -0800

i have the same problem with my camera was fine until a couple months ago couldn't figure out why the picture size was huge it's frustrating not being able to find an update for it

Mon, 11 Dec 2006 19:45:20 -0800

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