Question about HP Photosmart M22 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera power When i turn on my camera this morning it did not batterys are fully charged and i used it last night. Please tell me my problem

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 116 Answers
Re: camera power

Hello Dale, The problem is that there is a small, less than 1 cm rectangular magnet, embedded in the slide cover just to the right side of the "HP" logo and above the "M22" marking, the magnet activates a metallic reed switch on the circuit board when the slide is move to the right to "turn on" the camera and take pictures also exposing the lens. When the slide is moved to the left, the reed switch contacts are off. This would be an easy fix for a camera shop (as long as you tell them what the problem is) and they would not be able to overcharge you with the knowledge you now have... This is a great camera, and would be well worth the fix. Let me know how it goes. Best regards, nightdiver

Posted on May 29, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Nikon s9300 - When I turn it on, the lense fully extends, but the screen stays black. I have to pop the battery out, then put back in for the lense to retract. Battery is fully charged and even tried

When the battery is fully charged, please put it in again. That means, if it is still in, remove it once again.
Switch it on, and even if you don't see a thing try to make a picture.
Then press the display button several times, to see if anything comes on the screen again.
If the camera does not respond after that, you should go back to the dealer, of contact Nikon.

Dec 21, 2013 | Nikon COOLPIX Digital Cameras

1 Answer

My camera won't on

Try another set of batteries first, your rechargables could have come to the end of their working life.

Mar 21, 2010 | Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My camera won't turn on, changing the batteries/cleaning the contacts hasn't helped. It was fine last night, and i can't see how it would've been knocked or damaged, i was careful!

Here are the steps for the no power problem: 1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera. Please use lithium batteries Ni-Mh or rechargeable Batteries (2000 M.Amp or higher). 2. Clean the battery contacts. a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth. b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera 3. Turn on your camera without the memory card. (If it works then it?s your memory card that is faulty)

Jan 17, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare C140 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Battery fully charged but my Sony F717 just unable to switch on.

Problem is occour in camera power supply section. There are 4 fuse in BT-015 Board if they are okay than check FR-194 Board. on this board IC001 DC control is faulty. I hope problem will be solved

Oct 09, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Ah! My camera isn't turning on!

maybe you should try use different batteries, just to see if that's the problem

Aug 08, 2008 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

1 Answer

No power

Look for an airtight container, find a silica gel or dehumidifier, a dry charcoal may also do the trick, you may also roast dry some corn kernels or rice and put in the airtight container and place your battery or camera inside to dehumidify it. You can use a plastic bag and just seal it. This will take moisture out of your unit and its battery.

Jul 06, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

1 Answer

My Lumix TZ1 stopped working

Simple solution. I recharged the camera battery and the camera came back to life. I wasn't expecting it to, because the battery was fully charged when I had connected it to the computer, so I figured the problem was not battery-related. Apparently keeping the camera connected to the computer for such a long time drains all the power in the camera battery.

May 11, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera will not power on or off and battery is fully charged

The symptoms you describe sound very much like a failing battery. How old is your battery? Rechargeable batteries are only meant to last for a couple years, regardless of use.

Apr 03, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital...

1 Answer

Battery charge

I called Kodak last night, they told me to turn the camera off, then remove the batteries and the memory card then wait ten seconds then reinstall both. Then turn the camera back on.... IT WORKED~ try it!!

Dec 01, 2007 | Kodak EasyShare CX7530 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Photosmart M22 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

51 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Digital Cameras Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers


Level 2 Expert

371 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7235 Answers

Are you a HP Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides