Question about HP Photosmart M305v Digital Camera
SOURCE: HP photosmart M417
My M417 that I just got at a garage sale works fine but when I put a set of freshly charged NiMH batteries in it will only work for a couple of minutes before the camera will say they are dead and shuts down. When I test the "dead" batteries they each have over 1.25 volts and flow over 8 amps through a dead short (the meter). I have upgraded the firmware. Any ideas?
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
SOURCE: I bought a HP CA
Try new batteries which are not rechargeable and see if the camera works correctly. Ni-Mh batteries can cause problems. Firstly, a standard non-rechargeable battery will be 1.5V but rechargeable batteries are only 1.2V. So if your camera takes two batteries, it requires 3V, but is only getting 2.4V. The battery monitoring circuit in the camera will be looking at the voltage of the batteries to determine if the voltage is dropping to the point where the cammera cannot function. As the camera draws more current from the batteries during certain functions e.g. zoomingor charging the flash, the battery voltage can dip with rechargeable batteries and this may cause the camera to think that the batteries are running out of charge.
Posted on Jul 03, 2011
Testimonial: "I thought it might be that! But since there is an option of using Ni-Mh batteries I thought it must have been solved in some way! Thank you very much!"
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