Question about HP Photosmart 945 Digital Camera
I have had a HP Photosmart 945 for a few years now. A few days ago was
the first time I saw my camera experience the problem described above.
I thought something is wrong with the on-bard logic.
Replacing my batteries (4x2300mAh NiMH AAs) with four other freshly charged batteries of the same kind didn't fix it. The camera's LCD kept flashing on and off for almost an hour until my family got tired of it and turned it off by removing the batteries.
I just replaced the rechargeable batteries with four regular alkaline batteries and now suddenly it works. Go figure.
The moral is that changing the batteries sometimes helps. When it works, it will get your camera going for a while. The problem, however, doesn't seem to be battery-related or I would have seen it a long time ago with smaller-capacity batteries like alkaline AAs. Something is very wrong with the camera itself, that much is clear.
Best-case scenario now is that I have an unreliable camera that can give out at any moment. For example today it died in mid-shot and almost spoiled a family event. For me the solution was "get a non-HP camera".
I hope this helps someone out there.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
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