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Can't take pictures, camera says it's in DOCKING mode

I recently helped out my neighbor with her digital camera by placing her memory card into my HP Photosmart m425. She has a totally different camera, a Kodak to be exact. Well her memory card seemed to work in my camera, BRIEFLY. I removed her memory card long ago, I do not have one for my camera. But just recently when I tried to use it, now it won't let me take any pictures, it will only let me browse thru the menu and view pictures I've already taken. Could it be that I need to get my own memory card? Is it the brand of batteries?? HEEELP ! Thanks

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  • renaD Sep 04, 2008

    Well, the thing is, I only have 2 pictures on the camera! It says I have 3 remaining. It has never done this. It was working a week after fooling around with my neighbor's memory card... since then, the only thing that I have done to my camera was replace the batteries with cheapies lol.

  • renaD Sep 04, 2008

    Hey, thanks for your help. I will try that out as soon as possible. Have a nice week. Thanks again!!! I'll post the outcome asap

  • renaD Sep 04, 2008

    Ok I'm currently browsing thru the Menu (under the camera icon). I am at the CAPTURE MENU. It won't allow me access to any of the features under that particular menu. It reads SHOOTING MODE then under any icon I try to select it says NOT AVAILABLE WHILE THE CAMERA IS DOCKED. It's like it thinks it's on my docking station, which by the way I have NEVER used. :(

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It sounds like you may have filled the memory car with pictures, and to continue to use it you must delete those which are on the card. I download my pictures to the computer and then I can delete them from the card and start all over again with taking pictures. I may have misunderstood your problem, if so please excuse me!

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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    bill willis Sep 04, 2008

    Okay, I understand now, I believe that you can go into the menu of your camera and switch it from the card to internal memory. I think what happened was that when you inserted the card, the camera set itself for card memory, and you will have to set it back to internal. Many of them do it automaticly, but others require you to set it manually.

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    bill willis Sep 04, 2008

    I am sorry to say that we have gotten to the end of my level of expertise on your camera, but never fear, go out to hp.com support, and I do believe they will be able to walk you through what needs to be done. Sorry about that.

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