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HP Photosmart R742 won't turn on after 2 years of being completely unused

I haven't been able to find my camera charger for 2 years. Now that I finally have, I'm excited to begin using my beloved camera again!! But when I plug it in, it doesn't do anything, not flash or anything. I tried unplugging it, trying to turn it on, and removing the battery and reinserting it. But it won't turn on!! Do I just need to keep it charging longer since it hasn't been used for so long?

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SOURCE: Battery issue

I THINK IT TO BE THE PROBLEM OF BATTERY. COZ IF U LEAVE UR BATTERY FOR A LONG TIME WITHOUT CHARGING IT IN REGULAR INTERVALS, THE BATTERY NORMALLY GOES OUT AND DIES. IT MAY BE UR PROBLEM. SO JUST REPLACE A NEW BATTERY AND CHARGE IT AT LEAST FOR 8 HOURS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THEN ON THE IPAQ. IT MIGHT BRING A SMILE ON UR FACE.

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Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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charging flash means then the camera is charging the flash light,, thats not a problem,, just wait for a couple of min, , and then take photos,, hope i helped ya

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Even with new batteries and they go dead before I take 3 pictures

Yes, there is definitely a fault with your camera.  You should be able to return it for a replacement.  I wouldn't experiment too much with batteries in this camera. batteries discharging this quickly are likely to overheat, causing unmentionable catastrophe.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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Uninstall The Printer's Driver Software Completely Using The Driver Software Disk Or Any Other Good Uninstaller Software....
Turn Off Printer.
Disconnect The Power CAble And The USB (Data/Communication) Cable Of The Printer.
Press And Hold The Power Button On The Printer For 30 Seconds Then Release The Button.

Delete all the TEMP and PREFETCH files from your system and then shut it down....
Disconnect all the cable from COMPUTER CHASIS.
Press And Hold The Power Button On The Computer For 30 Seconds Then Release The Button So that all the static is gone..
Wait 2 minutes.
Hook up the monitor, mouse, keyboard and power cable and restart your system.
Hook up printers power cable and then turn it on.
Connect the printer using USB CABLE to the computer.
Connect Your Internet Connection. Visit This Link

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=3560280&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us&submit=Go%20%BB

choose the OPERATING SYSTEM and download and install the DRIVER SOFTWARE AND ANY AVAILABLE FIRMWARE.

IF u have WINDOWS VISTA THEN CLICK BELOW LINK
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=2093&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3560280


IF u have WINDOWS XP THEN CLICK BELOW LINK
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3560280

IF UNFORTUNATELY WORKS THEN ON THE SAME PAGE OF ABOVE LINK USE THE UPDATE LINK and install it..

YOU MIGHT WANNA USE THE HP DIAGNOSTIC UTILITY IF U LIKE CLICK BELOW AFTER SELECTING THE CORRECT OS CHOICE..

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-56143-3&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&product=3560280


If u find it difficult then CONTACT HP AS THEY MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING WHICH IS NOT ON THEIR WEBSITE YET AS YOU HAVE MENTIONED U JUST GOT THE PRINTER SO THEY'LL TELL U ABOUT ANY IMPORTANT UPDATE....

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Posted on May 21, 2009

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When you reinstall xp you will not have to reformat the drive. Just reinstall the operating system. As long as you are in safe mode back up what you need to then reinstall xp.
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If you need more help let me know.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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