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Can u help??

I turn the camera on, the lens extends the screen flashes...

Then nothing....will not take picture will not flash will not display....

PLEASE> {:Please help....!!!!

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  • clwns Oct 25, 2007

    I bought new batteries and installed them...followed the reset insructions posted here.  The lens will not extend all the way out and still "no ones home".  Maybe the mechanism on the inside is messed up.

    Gears, something internal...any idea as to where I can go to get it checked out?



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  • bonniek Nov 11, 2007

    Yes, I have the same problem. I think my batteries may have died while the camera was on because it stopped with the lens still out. I tried other batteries and it still didn't work. I came home, recharged my batteries and tried again. It makes the noise like it is going to turn on, then it cuts back off. I tried taking out the batteries and memory card (for several hours actually) and it still doesn't work. Ideas? I love this camera and have had it for years. I don't mind to buy a new one if I can get one as good as this one, but I've had no luck with other cameras. The pictures seem blurry on them even though they are 6MP cameras and this one is only a 5.3 MP.

  • duckyboy Dec 06, 2007

    I have the same problem, only my problem started after the camera was dropped. I have reset it and tried everything, the camera acts like it is starting up, the lens tries to come out just a bit, then goes back in and the camera shuts down. HP has told me that they don't have any repair options for the camera. I love this camera also, I would buy it again in a minute. I am about to do surgery on it myself. Any info before I start would be greatly appreciated.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    Lens is fully extended.

    Power on: red light flashes, them stops. No lens movement.

    Power off: red light flashes, then stops. No lens movement.

    Swapped batteries, no change.

    Am now re-charging a new set of batteries, will see what happens.

    Guess: it is toast. Out of warranty. Will probably look for another, cheaper, thinner, more reliable camera!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    put in new batteries and turn on camera and taking pictures flashes on then it immediately goes to - lens error turn your camera off and on again. did so - it still flashes lens error message.

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