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My hp photosmart m525 camara is stuck in dock mode

When i try to switch on the camara it wont work properly because it seems to be in dock mode how can i fix it. Thanx Mark

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  • BCD2499 Mar 08, 2008

    Put me up with the same problem. No indications of any problems, went to take pics at a karate test and it won't do anything but show pics. Linking to computer does not help, changing batteries, leaving batteries out overnight then putting in fresh no help either.

  • 200811 Nov 08, 2008

    mines too, i left it for a week and its on dock mode.

  • loraa Nov 12, 2008

    Hello.I dropped my Photosmart M525,while trying to take a picture.The lens stucked,but not straight on.Then I hear the sound of the mechanism trying to pull them back,but it doesn't happen and a message Lens Error M525-12 shows up on the display.I found explanation about the problem.This message means that the lens are still extended.My main concern is that a specialist must open the camera to repair it,but I'm afraid that it may cause some serious damadges to my camera.Please,if someone had got the same problem,please let me know how you solved it and what exactly the result was in the end!!!!Thank you in advance!!!!



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I've also had similar problems with a HP M425--periodically it seems to get stuck in "docking mode". Where I plug in the USB on the side is clean, but I forgot about the place to plug in a different type of cord on the bottom. Cleaning these contacts with a pin solved the problem.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009


I had this same problem today. All i did was take a thumbtack and check that the contacts are clear on the bottom of the camera. Make sure its powered off. Last i blew out the contacts on the bottom also, powered it back up and it was out of dock mode. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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I have the same problem to i left my camera off about a month and it says its in docking mode i dont know what happend to it

Posted on May 03, 2008

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How do u charge the camera? What does the charger look like?

You can charge the batteries in three ways
1. Using an AC power adapter. Connect the AC power adapter to the camera trough the power adapter connector below the usb connector on the right side of the camera (looking from front). Then connect it to the AC power outlet.
2. If you have an optional HP Photosmart camera dock, plug the camera in the dock and then dock the camera. Same thing if you have a wireless dock.

While the battery is charging, the battery charging light in the camera blinks. Once the battery is fully charged, the blinking light stays solid.

It is better that you read the user manual for the camera. If you dont have one, download it free from the web:

The charging procedure is given with figures on page 6.

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You can download the manual from

Without knowing which docking station you have, I'm afraid I can't direct you to the appropriate manual. If you have the part number, you can enter it into the search box in the URL I provided above and search for it.

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