I have a m425 photosmart camera and everything was going good till it was dropped somehow. When it was dropped it the part of the battery compartment that held holds the battery in won't stay on. And with that not staying on my camera won't stay on. So im wondering if i can find another piece or do I have to get a whole new camera
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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.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
This is probably THE 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
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
If you dropped your camera and now the lens won't retract back into the camera, and it won't power on it sounds like you have internal damage. You need to have it looked at by an authorized service technician.
I would look to see if wires are pinched going to the flasher.
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). 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.