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Red light flashes and led window also flashes lens stuck in out

Position flashes until batteries die. Need to know what is the way to repair and cost.

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  • rayusa35058 Nov 14, 2008

    with a number of new fresh batteries and rechargable sets the grlyb-0310 still flashes until removing the batteries or they die.
    none of the controls work it just flashes.

  • rayusa35058 Nov 14, 2008

    HP no longer services this model of camera they recommended your web site (or others like yours)or purchase a new camera. haha

  • rayusa35058 Nov 14, 2008

    since the camera is no longer in warranty I will attempt to open and find a short circut, I will let you know what I find.

  • rayusa35058 Nov 19, 2008

    camera is now open (after obtaining the proper tools) there are no loose wires or signs of shorting. are there any fuses?, that could need replacing?.

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Electronic failure!!!!!! could be costly

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First check out the battery which u r using r off good company or any local company.this problem occurs in local company battery usage.
the camera does not get required power to start up it just gets ON but cannot function properly due to lack of required power.so gets freezed or just stops functioning.
or the another problem to look out for if the battery is of orignal good company then
check out the socket ,the place where u insert the batteries there are some element to ehich the inserted battery touches if that element has dust collected on them it will not except the battery and this problem occus.if that element is slightly loose internally it looses it contact from the camera internally and this problem occurs.also if the latch,the door which u open to insert the batteries is not getting closed properly it does not push the battery completely to touch that element and this problem occurs.

and finally it could also due to circuit faulty in your camera and this problem occurs.it could be faulty due to many reasons due to moisture collected on the circuit or some thing like dust internally make circuit faulty.clean that circuit and try checking.
if nothing helps 2 options
1)take it to the repair shop for deep testing and locating the fault.
or
2)go for the new device.

thanks

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Since HP dropped support for it and no information is provided about your specific issue, better check inside and investigate.

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Ok, go to link for repair
Link
it cost aprox 30 usd

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    futureloginn Nov 14, 2008

    ok try other site please--
    http://www.thecameracentre.com/

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Not sure what the fault is but you can get a free repair estimate from
www.advancecamera.com/repair 

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There is some kind of short circuit which is taking place inside the camera .

You need to open to see the connection between battery terminals and circuit board present inside.

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Contact HP here and ask the cost of a repair: Chat with an online support technician after you buy

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Sir,

Usually when the battery is charging the light flashes until the battery is fully charged, then the light goes steady (usually at least three hours for the first charge).

There are other schemes as well: Light is one colour when charging and changes to green when charged or the light is steady when charging and goes out when the battery is fully charged.

thanks
goodluck

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