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HP Photosmart M22 Malfuction

Hi Folks, I recently acquired a HP Photosmart M22 Digital Camera & it worked for a couple of weeks then all of a sudden it started to malfunction the nature of the problem is as follows. Whenever the camera sits for a couple of hours & is turned it takes anywhere from 5-15 minutes (sometimes longer) to power up. I have downloaded the latest firmware & the batteries that I am using are Energizer e2 Lithium that test at 2.7 Volts. I am very upset about this malfunction & consequently I am using this medium in order to ascertain whether anyone has a fix for this problem, all advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Regards,

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  • lilwoman9087 Feb 04, 2009

    the camera won't turn on i put batteries in and nothing happens i tried a power cord and that did not work either



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Use different memory card, most troubles i always encountered in digicam are caused by memory cards, many cards works in pc but not in digicam. hey tapping side by side always takes away the trouble. [;0)

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