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Been using rechargable batteries with no problem. Battery showed low after charging so I bought new ones- charged them and put them in- still low- re- charged and tried again. Was using NIMH AA rechargables. The camera goes on & I can move around but the shutter button will not take a picture. Memory requires formatting comes up on the screen and I do not know what this is. Would appreciate any help, Thank you, Mary

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SOURCE: HP photosmart R707 camera does not turn on and charge

I Recomend you to charge your camera before it reaches the lowest level of charge displayed in the LCD Screen This might help the camera to turn on again after long usage but this is something you must take in consideration before it gets ruin but if it is already ruined and you have good luck you might be able to turn it on again and then you shall follow my advise.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a HP Photosmart

You have to go for a rechargeable battery as duracell doesnt have enough current as the camera consumes more energy then a rechargeable battery has. go for uniross 2200 mha battery that is pretty cheap and best.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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You can try switching over to 2500 mAh Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries and you will see a difference.
Digital cameras with zoom lens need more power than what can be supplied by ordinary batteries.

Posted on May 24, 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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SOURCE: HP Digital Camera R717 Charging Flash Error

Try to run self-diagnostics test - press flash button while switching the camera on. One of them tests the flash functionality.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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