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My R967 got a little moisture on my last fishing trip to canada, so I took the battery out and memory card and blew it with a blow dryer, it had blue stips in the monitor and I kept it on the charger for a day, it got better but the monitor, when i view a picture I took is real grainy and bright, I tried reseting it... what can I do...thanks...Bob

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  • papazona Jun 28, 2008

    I still have the same problem.....

  • papazona Jun 28, 2008

    I still have the same problem....

  • papazona Jun 28, 2008

    i have the same problem

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You have to wait this out form some time and even then it may not resolve but can.

Put your camera sans battery, mem card and everything open, into a paper bag. A large one. then close the top by just cruching down the area 1/3 down from the top until you create a chimney of sorts.

Put this in a area that gets direct sunlight for a good hour or two. This natural oven will assist in drying out the residual moisture, but you don't want to over do it and warp the plastic so keep a close eye on it and even put an instant meat thermometer through the bag so you can monitor the inside temp.

The bag as an oven will draw moisture into the paper. However, this process releases ethelyne gas from the bag. Good for ripining fruit but without an adequate chimney to keep the inside temp around 150 degrees or just less you will over stress the plastic and only do this for an hour or so and for a day or two, then let room temps dry it out. This may take quite a few days.

A camera shop will do much the same thing before they start replacing parts. If in the long run your monitor is still trashed, you will have to have that serviced and tell the techs everything you've done so far.

Let us know in a few days how it went. Once you are satisfied, you need to restore factory defaults all the way around and then make adjustments to your screen to suit you. If it won't respond you have to have the screen replaced by the more important parts may be good to go from there.

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I agree with johnychel...u better take it to ur service centre..
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Dear Sir,

This is the problem of Firmware version. U just uninstall the driver and update the latest driver with firmware version. try it...

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This is a manual firmware update (firmware 3.04.06) and requires a SD card and the dock that shipped with the camera for the update or a PC with a SD card reader slot.
If you do not have a SD card or if you have the HP Photosmart software (either Photosmart Premier or Photosmart Essentials) installed on a Windows PC, you should instead download the HP Photosmart Automatic Firmware Update utility for your HP Photosmart camera.
Firmware version 3.04.06 includes the following improvments:
· Improvements to charging a rechargeable battery that has very low voltage..
1. Define your HP Cameras and MP3 Player device model.
2. Define your operating system to install your HP Cameras and MP3 Player device
3. Search Cameras and MP3 Player driver category
4. Find HP Cameras and MP3 Player driver
5. Select HP Photosmart R967 Digital Camera Firmware 3.04.06 Manual
6. Download HP Photosmart R967 Digital Camera Firmware 3.04.06 Manual
7. Install HP Photosmart R967 Digital Camera Firmware 3.04.06 Manual
8. Restart or reboot your computer to finish your driver installation.


Go this link for driver.....
http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/247659/hp-photosmart-r967-digital-camera-firmware-3.04.06-manual-free-download.html



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Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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    Asfiya Ahamed Jun 28, 2008

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Avoid getting your digital camera wet. If you're going to the beach
    or expect it to rain, carry along some plastic ziplock bags to place
    your camera in and to protect it from the elements.

    Damage to a
    the lens and other digital camera parts can be caused by prolonged
    moisture and humidity. This should be even more of a concern when a
    camera is stored and won't be used for a long time.
    In spite of
    your best efforts, if condensation forms on your digital camera, remove
    the batteries and memory card. Wait about an hour or until moisture is
    no longer present. If this is not enough, store your camera with silica
    gel.

    Silica gelSilica gel acts as a shield of dry air in
    an enclosed storage area such as a camera bag. It is a blue colored
    "desiccant" that adsorbs moisture and condensation. The color changes
    to white or pink when the gel has absorbed the maximum amount of
    moisture.

    When silica gel has absorbed the maximum amount of
    moisture, it can be reused after drying it out. The gel is
    "regenerated" by placing it in the sun or heating in a microwave or
    conventional oven.

    Silica gel can be purchased in packets,
    canisters and cartons. Keep a few bags of silica gel in your camera bag
    and each time you store it. The more equipment you have, the more bags
    or canisters you should pack when storing it.

    A word of caution:
    if you drop your digital camera in the water, it may be damaged beyond
    repair. Contact your camera manufacturer immediately for advice.


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    Good Luck

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Actually the moisture must have entered the leads of the display...

the leads should be removed and then it should be dried so take the moisture off..

better take it to a service centre..it is risk to manually operate the sensitive parts inside and you could end up damaging the display

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