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Continuous flash charge

When i try to take a picture, and press the button down, Charging Flash appears on the screen and it wont let me take a picture. Even when i turn the flash off, it still won't let me. Please help!!!

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I have the smae problem. I have 2 PH817's and they both do the same thinks - I'm begining to think the battiers are wearing out.

  • Liquid Dream May 04, 2009

    Hp735 photosmart: continuous Charging Flash notification- camera will not take picture even with flash turned off. Tried the battery/reset trick and that did not help. what else can i try?

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    Tried taking batteries out..pressed the power button..installed batteries but still the same problem..

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Try resetting the camera once ... remove the batteries and press the power button for few seconds and put ur batteries back !!

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