Question about HP Photosmart M417 Digital Camera
When i comes to digital cameras, you really need top quality rechargables or at least 'alkaline' disposables.
I would highly suggest your batteries are not "powerful" enough for the camera.
Next time you're in the shops, look at the range of rechargables and you'll see, if not on the packet, on the side of the batteries them selves, a "mAh" rating. This is the "power" delivery of the battery. Although all of the rechargable batteries are supposed to be 1.2v, that voltage can be delivered in quantities. As rechargables deteriorate, the voltage may test well on a multimeter, or appear to work well on a low-load appliance, but can not supply the 1.2v fast enough to a high-load unit such as a digital camera.
A cheap check is get some NEW "alkaline" batteries and put them in, if they work, use them and shop around for some quality rechargables - I'd suggest getting the charger with the batteries for their maxumum life.
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Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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