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Battery won't charge

Camera is approx. 2 yrs old & won't charge. Even when it showed that the battery was fully charged, the camera would die while trying to take pictures (especially if flash required). Bought a backup battery while on vacation (camera - 1 yr old) & switched out between the two throughout the trip. Then, backup battery will no longer charge. Bought a second backup battery ... worked for a short while & then ... same story. On vacation in January, orginal (HP) battery started having problems & now I can't even get IT to charge. Is this a problem w/the batteries or the camera itself? Was on a different trip (once in a lifetime for me - camera 1.5 yrs old) and the camera would not work except intermittently - had to keep opening the camera, removing battery & replacing it to get any sort of pictures. Missed a lot of great photo ops. :(

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    HP Photosmart R967 battery won't charge. Actually it charges on the charger and shows fully charged but when I take it off the charger cradle it turns off and will not turn back on. Not sure if its the battery and don't want to spend $50 on another if it isn't. Its just short of 1 year old. Help!



  • AnnieCoz May 20, 2008

    HP Photosmart R967 digital camera battery won't hold charge. It actually charges and works on the charger stand, shows to be fully charged but when I take it off the charger it turns off and will not turn back on. I took out battery and memory card and reset as instructed by HP Manual but still not holding charge. Don't want to invest $50 in a new battery if the battery is not the problem. Helpl.

  • magn Jul 01, 2008

    I am having the same problem! I am travelling and I bought a new battery before I left. My camera won't charge even when its plugged in to the charging dock... Then it wont turn on when its not plugged in to the charging dock. How do I fix this?

  • chestara Mar 21, 2009

    I got my camera for Christmas in 2007. About a month ago the original battery would not stay charged, thinking the battery was dead, I spent $34.00 for a new one however the camera is still doing the same thing. I charge it and 2 days later the camera will not turn on, I charge the battery and can use it for a few pictures, the battery indicator very quickly shows half charge.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    Same problem. battery will not charge fully. Any comeback from HP. ???

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Hey Guest9,
You can try resetting the camera by removing the memory card and the battery, pushing a straightened paperclip into the reset switch inside the battery compartment, and reinstalling the battery. If this works put the memory card back in. Another option you have is to try formatting the memory card.

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Posted on May 02, 2008

pontelemon
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Sounds like blown flash bulb.
Needs to be replaced.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

fotomohamed
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format card from camera

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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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Remove the battery and push the reset switch for about 5 seconds. Reinsert the battery.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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Make sure the battery contacts are clean. The rechargable batteries looses their charge even when they are not in use. It is important to fully charge the first time the rechargable batteries.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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