camera lens won't close and camera can't focus Answered

My kodak easyshare mini camera fell 1m off a table onto a hard floor, while the lens was opened. now it won't close properly and the camera won't focus at all. we have tried gently forcing it shut and twisting the lens, etc can anyone help me or is my camera ruined?

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Kodak disposable camera questions... Answered

Hello all, I have many Kodak disposable cameras with flash , the ones with led indicator. I want to use them to charge a capacitor bank of 8 capacitors, all removed from the same type of camera. The questions are: 1) If I remove the flash lamp from PCB , the indicator led will still function correctly ? 2) What is the maximum voltage I could use for this circuit to function normally and not burn any transistor, led etc? Thanks in advance.

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Fixing Kodak EasyShare C653

I have a Kodak EasyShare C653 that was left outdoors for a few days. With new batteries in it, it won't work. When I turn it on, I just get the red light that normally indicates the battery is low. Any ideas on what it could be? The cost of repair is probably more than the camera itself. Thanks!

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KODAK Model 3500 Photo Copier?

I recently came by an old KODAK 3500 photo copier. It is a monster but it has three good stepper motors and main control board including drivers. MY PROBLEM IS THAT I DO NOT HAVE A SCHEMATIC FOR THE MAIN BOARD AND NO WIRING  TO TRACE.  CAN ANYONE HELP. THANKS, Liftfan

Question by liftfan 

old kodak bellows 6-20 iii converted to digital?

I have a late 1930's kodak junior 6-20 series iii and i think it would be neato-keeno to install a digital system in the film folder so i could take digital pictures with an antique camera

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Where can I find B&W 620 film?

I need some 620 film for a vintage camera

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Camera Circuit Problem

Most of these have a inverter with 5 pins. Side A: 2 pins. Side b: 3 pins.Well, mine came with 4 pins total. you can see theres 2 transistors.. MY question / idea.. Why cant u just delete the transistors? Like...Left side of inverter Top = Battery + Bottom = Battery -Right side of inverter: Top = Line to capacitor Bottom = Odly Battery +Is there ANY way i can hook this up Easier? I WANTED to cut the circuit to that super small size, with a LED, Transistor, Diode, and inverter. But .. Thats impossible with these.. and i got 8 of the 4-pin ones!! ARG!

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How do you make a kodak tazer with less zap?

I've read a few of the kodak tazer instructables, but none of them tell you how to suppress the voltage output (other than putting in a half-dead battery). But is there any way to suppress the zap? Cut it in half maybe? My history teacher is always wishing that tazer's were legal in school's, but this also looks very interesting, I wouldn't mind using it as a prank, but again, with less umff...

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Kodak M763 Digital Camera for sale

I also have for sale my old digital camera which I do not use anymore. I had it for about 2 years but it is in perfect cosmetic and working condition. The auction will be on ebay and the starting price is going to be $40. I will post a link once the auction is up which you can refer to for more details.

Topic by Electroinnovation 

question about kodak easy share

When I am putting my photo's into the easy share picture frame, the writing down on that bottom of each picture is showing. Can I erase them?

Topic by Sandeshell 

what can i do with this old kodak advantix camera?

I just wanna ask what can i do with this old kodak advantix camera. i guess its not working anymore. what parts of it can i salvage?

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Help developing a Kodacolor-X roll of film?

I have a roll of Kodacolor-X Color Negative film, and I know that they won't develop this in a normal lab with the rest of the C-41 rolls, so I need some help. All the information on the roll is read as: Process C-22 Kodacolor - X DAYLIGHT OR BLUE FLASH CX 135-20 ASA 80 - 20 DIN 20 EXPOSURES 24 x 36mm Does anyone know a way or a place I can get this process C-22 developed? Please let me know. Thanks!

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Is there anything useful to be done with a Kodak Disc Camera? Answered

,,,and no, I'm not talking Compact Disc, Hard Disc, or Floppy Disc.  I'm talking about a disc of film. I understand that film can still be obtained for this camera, but is almost impossible to get processed, and the images are pretty awful. So, what fun stuff might be in the guts of that funky plastic case?

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I found a Kodak printer/scanner in the dumpster. Answered

I don't have the power brick, and it's 36VDC in, so I'm not going to attempt to power this thing and see if it's functional.  Ink would probably cost more than it's worth anyway. What I want to know is, what kind of good stuff is inside?  What Instructables use parts that I might be able to pull from this baby?

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How do I replace a broken LCD in my Kodak M753 Digital Camera?

While the camera is physically fine, the LCD of the Kodak M753 is showing black / white and is unusable. The glass isn't cracked, and still takes pics perfectly, too. Was quoted £100 UKP for the repair in a camera shop, but would rather fix it myself, as replacement LCD screens are readily (and cheaply) available - but I would like to know more before attacking the Kodak M753 with a screwdriver! Can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks for reading!

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Coil Gun Question?

So i have a coil gun with 5 capacitors at 330v and 120 uf. If i charge them with a 9 volt battery will it burn the camera circuit out?

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Can you help me identify an old film reel? Answered

I recently came into posession of an old 8mm Kodak Brownie, which has about 28 feet of film shot on reversal film.  Various clues of stuff in the camera box believe me to think it would have been used in 1959 or 1960.  I went ahead and used the other 23 feet of film, and am in the process of trying to find a place to develop it.  One such place told me to look at the end of the reel for something to help identify it.  I came up with KMA 0-683073503 dot-matrix stenciled into the last few inches of film.  Anyone out there know what this actually means?  

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I need a polaroid or kodak fun saver disposable camera in Pakistan.

Please help me i need to make a stun gun.

Topic by Hafiz Mohammad Shayan Tariq   |  last reply

Set up a Kodak 4200 projector to digitize slides

I've just posted an ible for quick, dirty, and cheap slide digitizing.  It's fine for iffy slides from a 110 camera.  But there is a box of perhaps several thousand slides made by serious photographers in the family.  I would like to digitize them (and would have access to a better camera than my point and shoot digital).  I've seen YouTubes of slide projectors combined with cameras to automate the process. I just picked up a 4200 Kodak projector (with a stack loader) for another purpose at Goodwill.   Can anyone make an ible for setting it up for digitizing with a Canon Power Shot  S70?

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Installing gphoto (time lapse software) on mac? Answered

So...... Always interested in time lapse photography, but i never found a great program for it. And as of right now i dont really want to solder together a 555 timer circuit and totally hack my camera to get it working. I found software called gphoto that would seem to work. It is in a volume of make magazine but it was run on linux. I would rather not install linux on my pc either. I cant seem to get it installed on my computer.....( a mac running snow leopard)  any help?? ? It involves a terminal window i believe. Thats about the most helpful thing i have found. I will be using a kodak C663 (discontinued i think)  camera (6.1 megapixels)  or a  sony dsc-f707 camera mostly. I could also use a pc but it would take me a while to set it up....Thanks!

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Can I hook a USB printer to a wireless router?

I had an HP printer with an Ethernet port hooked up to my wireless router so I could print from the laptop in the other room. Worked great til the printer broke. Just bought a new Kodak printer, but it only has USB. As it stands I have to carry the laptop to the other room and hook it up via USB to print. Is it possible to hook up my USB printer through the router?

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How many 330v 120uF capacitors would be best for my coil gun?

I have 18 330v 120uF capacitors, all from Kodak cameras. What would be the ideal amount of caps to put in a cap bank for my coil gun?

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How could I make a mechanical 1/45th sec shutter for a box camera? or how could I make a modern kodak box camera?

I was looking at the original kodak camera and was wondering if anyone had tried to make a modern version. It seems simple, but the shutter mechanism is a little unclear to me

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need help with camera

I have a kodak easyshare c643 and for some reason it stopped importing!

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My old Kodak digital camera battery won't hold a charge for longer than about 6 pics

I thought maybe the battery needed to be replaced so I did it and followed all the instructions on the battery to a tee before it's first use to no avail, even with the new battery it won't keep it's charge, any suggestions on how I might fix this?

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how would you make a firwork igniter out of disposable camera? Answered

The camera should be a kodak cause thats the only kind of disposable cameras i have around the house.

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How to make homemade capacitor charger circuit?

I cannot find any disposable Kodak cameras in our place,I need it to take power from a single 1.5 V battery and turn it into 160 V DC

Question by ZiDB   |  last reply

Multistage coilgun

How do you connect multistage coils on a guil gun. Also what matters for a coilgun the ufs or volts.  

Topic by Kante Tech   |  last reply camera turns off when I zoom in.?

Whenever I zoom in on my camera it almost ammediatly turns the camera off. Any suggestions of whats going on and how to fix it? (the cameras a kodak EXoptical zoom)

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diy ammo clip spring? Answered

So of you may know that i have been building a coil gun so for the next step i need a ammo clip. I am trying to make a ammo clip that holds 3-5 "bullets" so that when i fire 1"bullet" the 2nd one in line will spring up in place. i tried google, scribd, ehow, and even search here but couldnt find any thing help full.

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One time video camera goes aloft

Joe Manico at Kodak built an aerial video vehicle with a $20 one-time-use video camera -- and some clever backyard engineering with soda pop bottles, a golf bag cart, and duct tape.Have a look:

Topic by davekny   |  last reply

How to drive a CCD chip?

I salvaged a Sharp LZ23H3V CCD chip from an rather old Kodak digital camera. I have looked at the datasheet for the part, and I am completely clueless on how to drive this thing so it would output an NTSC signal. Anyone got any suggestions on a driver circut?

Topic by abadon   |  last reply

What To Do?

I don't know what to do with all this junk I found. Well, not all of its junk, but whatever. Here's the list. -Walkie Talkies with charger -iPod USB cable(Don't have the iPod) -Speaker with wires cut -Old digital camera -Kodak Pony 135 camera -Pentax (program plus?) camera with flash, case, and three lenses. -Squire amp. If you have an idea or have a link please share.

Topic by chardster   |  last reply

What about a waterproof disposable camera piggybank?

OK, so i got this used waterproof kodak 1 use camera and removed the camera thing and said "wow this would be cool for a piggybank" and it is, cause it is hard to open but is possible, it is shockproof because of the rubber and abs and it is cool looking. What do you think if i make an instructable on that PD: if someone makes an instructable about that i will kill him LOL

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I have a scanner how do I scan negatives of film and convert to pics do i need special software? I have successfully inverted them but how do I make them look better they are OLD pictures from kodak safety film so there isn't going to be an extremely good quality anyway but I have paint shop pro and several other programs,I just dont know exactly what I should do.

Topic by funlovin420   |  last reply

Photo/Video software to use?

I am very much a wall flower and am curious to hear people's suggestions for photo/video software that they have tried and liked. I have a thought for an 'ible, and haven't a clue towards manipulating photos or video on the computer. Right now I have a cheap usb camera, and, an older Kodak Easy share digital camera that will do video, but what do I do from there? Any and all suggestions would be appreciated! Mikey!

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Heat absorbing glass question Answered

I'm taking apart a Kodak 4200 projector. The lamp assembly includes a piece of "heat absorbing glass".  The manual says not to touch it unless wearing gloves, to keep it covered when out of the projector, and that it may shatter.  Being clueless, this sounds spooky.   Is it dangerous, or will I just wreck it for projection if I get fingerprints on it?  Most glass shatters, but is this going to spontaneously burst into shards?  It's not going back into the projector.   Is it useful for anything, or should I wrap it in foil and toss it in the garbage?

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Converting quicktime movies to Windows Movie Make. NEED URGENT HELP!!

O'Kok, Recently I had a group project where we had to make a movie. I used a kodak easy share.Point is, the movies open with quicktime!!!!I'm looking for a SAFE converter or some other method to import them into Movie Maker.I know that uninstalling quicktime is a way, but does it affect itunes or anything else?I need to finish it urgently!!!!!

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Digital camera screen replacement or use for other project ideas

I just bought a Kodak easy share DX4530 at a garage sale for $2.00 the LCD screen is broke but the camera otherwise works. Can I replace the screen from another device such as a cell phone screen or something else? Or is there another cool project I could do with the camera? such as online type video camera? Or will it work to make a digital picture frame. Any help will be appreciated.

Topic by Charley Davidson 

How does an inverter look like? Answered

I happen to have a broken CFL lamp. I took it apart because i wanted to harvest the components that the electronic ballast contains.So how does a DC to AC CFL inverter look like? And how can i use the transformer and the inverter in order to make an electric shocker(battery powered)? Note that i also possess 2 other transformers from Kodak disposable cameras(one of them has 4 pins as the CFL's transformer and the other 5 pins) Thanks in advance.

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Does anyone still use 35MM film?

Does anyone still use 35mm film, or is it dead? I find shooting with film is enjoyable. I was out today photographing what insects i could find with my 35MM SLRs. I used both a Minolta MAXXUM SPxi and a Canon EOS Rebel G, both with 80MM lenses. Used 400 speed film. Coencidentaly, while looking through a local bookstore today, i found a copy of "pocket guide to 35MM photography" By kodak for 50 cents.

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Where do i solder to make a switch on this?

Im making a camera coil gun, and i have a kodak funsaver, but the charging switch is a button. its a piece of curved metal with three points that hit three pieces of metal on the PCB. and to turn the switch on you push it so a bump on the curved metal hits a center piece of metal on the PCB. i removed the button but i dont know where to solder the wires to. The button is held on with tape, so i just removed it, and im confused where to solder. if someone could copt the image and show me a highlighted area to solder to that would be great

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photo: Polaroid 600/SX-70 => film mod?

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of attempts to use standard process film in a modified Polaroid 600 or One Step type camera... These things are a dime a dozen at Salvo and other such stores -- I'm curious as to an adaptation to, let's say, 120 type film, is possible. Anyone have ideas? The first 600 I just tried to take apart is now in shambles, those puppies do NOT come apart easily that I can tell. Any ideas would be much appreciated. Still attempting to iron out bugs with Kodak Instamatic modification, so far 3 have been murdered in the process.

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Can I use a simple, older, digital camera w/out a tripod to take pictures of small objects like jewelry in a light box? Answered

I am not familiar with photography other than the "point and click" action.  My extended family is starting to do craft items and we would like to know how to take pictures of our work to put on our website.  I have researched the various light boxes etc but can't find out much about which camera to use.  I have the only camera which is  the Kodak EasyShare C653.  (Probably a dinosaur).  My daughters and granddaughters have usual iphones, android (types) etc and they take pictures with them.  Even my Great Grandson (2years old) takes pics accidentally (I think it's by accident but who knows. :)

Question by newgreatgramma   |  last reply

I Just Got an Old Camera! (Now what?)

I'm not sure what to do with it... Should I try to restore it, clean it up a bit, find some film on eBay, and use it?Or should I polish it up a bit and see how much I can sell it for?I like film cameras and all, but this one's a bit bulky... And I already have a really good Canon SLR that takes 35mm film, so I don't need another film camera, and I got a nice Polaroid too (what you think of first when someone says "Polaroid", not a camera made by Polaroid that isn't a Polaroid but is a Polaroid because it's made by them).So, here's some pics, taken with my Kodak. What do you think?BTW, Let me know if you want me to post more... I've opened it up already, I can do it again.

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CLOSED - Halloween Postcards 2017!

Did you miss out on the postcard? Don't worry. You can get your very own papercraft vampire robot right here! Don't forget to check out the photo challenge we have going on with it. You could win a Kodak Digital Camera or Cat Ear Phones! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ It's that time of year yet again! We want to send you a Halloween postcard. In order to get one, all you need to do is fill in this form. That's it. Please fill out the form by Sunday, September 10th, 2017. Again, if you want the postcard, please fill out the form. Do not post a comment with your address or send me a PM. I need your information in the form to get you the postcard. Also, please fill it out as completely as you can. We are expecting thousands of responses and will not be checking for mistakes. If the postcard can't be mailed, it won't be. Don't forget to use the FORM!

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Night Vision Camera: Do I need a Visible Light Filter?

I have a Kodak C533 Digital Camera that I want to turn into my "test" Night Vision device, and I am wondering when I take out the IR filter, is it really necessary to put in a film negative to filter the visible light? I just did a project on Infrared Light so I know all about the electromagnetic spectrum and why we can't see it, so I don't need help there. I also don't want to use it to take pictures or videos, just so I can use the LCD screen. Will it be too bright with all of the light coming through? I obviously won't want to use the night vision outside, just so I could easily take it from the dark into the light again.

Question by PuddleOfMudd25   |  last reply

Wired remote shutter release for camera w/o micro stereo plug?

Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but what I'm looking to create is a wired remote shutter release for a camera that does not have a micro stereo plug.  Existing instructables for remote shutter releases depend on the use of a stereo plug but this is not something my camera has. In particular, the camera is a Kodak Easyshare Z1012 IS and there are no accessories for the camera that permit remote shutter release (at least according to Kodak and through my google searches.  There is an "A/V OUT" USB plug, but the device is not recognized when connected to a computer and I have no clue what this plug is for).  I plan to use the camera itself in a book scanner setup.  I would simply buy a new camera with remote shutter release functionality if I could part with the money for one (in addition the camera is absolutely fine aside from the fact that it drains the batteries completely after 5 pictures, but I have a wall plug for it so that's not an issue). If you take a look at the camera in the above picture, you can see that there's simply a button on top of the camera to take a picture (like just about any other camera--the round, silver one in the upper left and closest to viewer in the above picture).  What I would like to have is a device which will "strap on" to the camera overtop that button, and which when "activated" will exert enough force to press the button.  Of course there will need to be a cord leading off of that "strapped on" device to a handheld clicker of some sort. The problem is that I have no knowledge of electronics or mechanical things--I have no idea what I could buy, modify, and then use at my disposal to accomplish the above.  This is where I was hoping the members of this forum could provide direction.  I don't expect that the solution should be spelled out word for word for me, but any ideas would be very helpful and then I can hopefully tie together the loose ends. Now, I have a soldering iron and I know well enough how to use it, but my experience is limited to simply following online tutorials step-by-step (e.g. one time I took the camera out of a UMPC and soldered in a full-size USB port, but why it worked and the thought process necessary to determine whether or not it would work in the first place are not very clear to me). A friend of mine thought that I might be able to use a "solenoid" of some sort to accomplish this (first time I had heard of such a thing, but I think I have a relatively good idea of what one is after looking into it). Likewise, if there's a better way to accomplish the above, then I'm all ears.  Maybe there is a way that I can take apart of the camera's button and set something purely mechanical up where by applying a contact to the right area results in the same effect as pressing the button.  I'll be taking apart the camera in the mean time to see what I can find.

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