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Hp photosmart m22 wont even turn on dont no why or how to fix

How do i fix this it wont even turn on put brand new batteries in it nothing happens

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  • rbateson Dec 22, 2007

    My camera just stopped & won't turn on. I have purchased new energizer batteries & still nothing. Very frustrating as it is just 1 year old.



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Read 'nightdivers' earlier answer The problem is that there is a small, less than 1 cm rectangular magnet, embedded in the slide cover just to the right side of the "HP" logo and above the "M22" marking, the magnet activates a metallic reed switch on the circuit board when the slide is move to the right to "turn on" the camera and take pictures also exposing the lens. When the slide is moved to the left, the reed switch contacts are off. This would be an easy fix for a camera shop (as long as you tell them what the problem is) and they would not be able to overcharge you with the knowledge you now have... This is a great camera, and would be well worth the fix My addition is: I used a magnetic ended screwdriver and lightly tapped the magnet end over where the badge/logo covers when the slider is opened. hey presto, my camera sprang back into life! reed switch must have just stuck

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There is a magnetic reed switch in front of the power switch and a small permanent piece of magnet just behind the hp logo of the slide door. Try placing a stronger piece of magnet in front of the logo and slide the door again and listen for a click when the reed switch closes. If not sound then the switch could be defective. Replace switch if necessary.

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Could be a couple different things. Was the camera dropped or exposed to liquid? If so it may be a problem that needs repair by replacing the damaged parts.

One thing for you to try is to find the small battery door switch beside the memory card slot, is it damaged or missing? Without this switch the camera will not turn on. Put in the battery and with the door open press down the switch gently with a pencil. Now press the power button... does it power?

If it's not that switch then it's most likely the fuse which has shorted out. If you can solder well then you can replace the fuse, they are pretty cheap to buy. Another option is to buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two.

If that's not an option you can have somebody repair it for you. If its out of warranty Canon will want $150+ to do it.

DONT throw it in the trash! It's still worth money even if you don't want to repair it, sell it online or sell it to us; we are a digital camera repair business (Google: Darntoothysam com) and would buy it for parts if we can't get the parts to fix it for you.

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