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KODAK PROFESSIONAL: Technical Information Bulletin

How to Replace the Battery Pack
 
 

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 400 Series Digital Cameras
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EOS-DCS Series Digital Cameras

Contents

Updated 21 November 2006

The above digital camera models contain an internal KODAK Rechargeable Battery Pack. The battery pack contains eight batteries and thermal protection components. In this document, the term 'battery' refers to the eight batteries.

 

Verify that you have a battery problem

Step 1:

Locate the DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter and the power cord originally supplied with the camera. Do not use other chargers or adapters with the camera.

DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter

Power Cord



Step 2:

Connect the DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter and the power cord to your camera. Is the battery icon illuminated? The battery icon is located on the LCD display at the top left of the camera back.

Yes: Go to Step #3.
No: Verify the following:

  1. The DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter and the power cord are properly connected.

    • Plug the appropriate end of the power cord into the DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter, then plug the other end into a wall outlet.

      Note: The DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter is for indoor use only. Use the type of power source indicated on the name plate of the DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter. A line voltage outside the range of this adapter can destroy the DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter and/or the camera.


    • Carefully plug the DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter into the round connector located at the lower left of the camera back. Do not bend or break the connector pins. Do not excessively flex or bend the cable.


  2. The wall outlet has power. If necessary, use a different wall outlet.

    If this does not resolve the problem, you must replace the DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter. This part is available from Kodak.


Step 3:

Disconnect the DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter. Is the battery icon illuminated?

Yes: Go to Step #4.
No: Condition the battery. See How to Charge and Condition the Battery for instructions. If this does not resolve the problem, you must replace the internal Rechargeable Battery Pack. This part is available from Kodak.

Step 4:

Can you capture images using battery power only?

Yes: Go to Step #5.
No: You must replace the internal Rechargeable Battery Pack.

Step 5:

How many images can you capture before your camera stops working?

Less than 100 images: You must replace the battery pack.
More than 100 images: Your camera needs repair. Contact our authorized service and repair center, Midwest Camera Repair, Inc. (www.midwestcamera.com).

 

Remove the battery pack

Step 1:

Verify the following:

  1. You have the following tools:

    • A 3/16-inch slotted screwdriver.

    • A #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

    • A small pair of needle-nose pliers.

    • A plastic or a wooden screwdriver.


  2. The memory card drive is empty.

  3. The DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter is unplugged from the camera.

  4. The SCSI connector is unplugged from the camera.


Step 2:

Remove the camera base (base cover).

  1. Place the camera on a flat work surface. Position the camera so the lens mount faces upward and the camera back faces you.

  2. Remove the tripod screw from the base cover. The tripod screw is a large, straight blade silver screw.

  3. Remove the four Phillips head screws from the base cover.

  4. Remove the hand strap screw from the left side of the camera (not available on all camera models).


Step 3:

Remove the camera front (front cover). The front cover becomes loose when the base cover is removed.

Step 4:

Look at the camera base. Does the metal mechanism plate extend under the battery? If yes, continue with Step 5. If no, go to Step 7.

Step 5:

Remove the PCMCIA card ejector.

  1. Remove the two PCMCIA ejector screws.

  2. Carefully lift the PCMCIA card ejector from the mechanism plate.


Step 6:

Remove the mechanism plate.

  1. Remove the 3 screws that secure the door frame, then remove the door frame.

  2. Remove the 4 mechanism plate screws, then lift the mechanism plate from the camera frame.


Step 7:

Remove the battery pack.

  1. Note how the battery cable and the PCB board cable are placed inside the camera. You must replace these cables in the same position when you connect the new battery pack.

  2. Use the needle-nose pliers to disconnect the battery connector from the main circuit board.

  3. Note the position of the rubber tubing (not available on all camera models). You must replace the rubber tubing in the same position when you connect the new battery pack.

  4. Carefully remove the battery pack and the rubber tubing.


 

Connect the new battery pack

Step 1:

Carefully insert the new battery pack into the camera.

Step 2:

Carefully place the battery cable and the PCB board cable in their original location.

Step 3:

Note that the battery connector is keyed. Use the plastic or wooden screwdriver to correctly connect the battery connector to the main circuit board.

Do not use a metal screwdriver or metal tool.
Do not connect the battery backwards.

Step 4:

Replace the rubber tubing. If your camera does not have rubber tubing and if the new battery is smaller than the old battery, insert a folded piece of paper or a thin piece of rubber tubing to prevent battery noise or movement.

Step 5:

Attach the mechanism plate.

Step 6:

Replace the PCMCIA card ejector.

Step 7:

Replace the camera front.

Step 8:

Attach the camera base.

Step 9:

Condition the new battery. See How to Charge and Condition the Battery for instructions.

  

Order parts from Kodak

Call Kodak to order a new DCS AC Battery Charger/Adapter, Part No. 3B4701, or a new internal Rechargeable Battery Pack, Part No. 7C3127. The battery pack is not returnable. Verify that you need a new battery pack before you order from Kodak.

United States:
800.431.7278 (toll-free); press 3.
Hours: Monday thru Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (ET).

Canada:
800.793.9680 (toll-free).
Hours: Monday thru Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (ET).

Elsewhere: Contact Kodak in your country.

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