Question about HP Photosmart M425 Digital Camera
So my camera flashes lens 12 error and then shuts off...help!
This is probably the single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if the blue light flashes 4 times
Main power led to on/off switch is crushed and not enough power gets through.
you have disassemble the camera.
I would think first before tring this.
Remove 3 screws on bottom, 1 in battery compartment, and 1 at very top of usb flap (look good).
Now slide the side piece starting at the usb flap then apply pressure to top and away from unit.
now look for 1 silver and three black screws (facing back and front, look good).
See the big red wire leading to main on off switch if it crushed thats the problem.
I replaced it with a longer piece of wire.
Remember to replace battery door first if it fell off during process.
*TEST NOTE: You can place batteries in and place a penny across the bottom to test before you put it back together.
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
yea.. i also got sand in my camera and i have thje same problem... there is no help anywhere on the internet for us :(
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
Any camera repair guy can repair these. A store that specifically sells digital camera can repair these cameras easily. This is actually a common problem for this camera and its cousin, the m525
I have been tinkering with theses cameras. The lens for the m425 (and m525) can be removed and repaired manually. Since I am a amateur, my success rate is about 50%. It all depends on how jammed the lens. If anyone has good technique in manually repair these, I would like to know.
Posted on Dec 08, 2009
SOURCE: lens error 12
This problem can be difficult to resolve without having the lens gearing mechanism serviced. However, I have written a FixYa Tip on this issue containing several approaches that have been known to work.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2010
SOURCE: I Dropped my camera model
Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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