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Hp 945 frosen with red light on

Taking pictures the camera frosen lens out en red light on and the LCD is lihten up. I tride every thing and it stil dont work.

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  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    My camera locked up the same way. I contacted HP service but found they were no help. They said they do not repair the cameras but offered to send me a coupon to buy another HP camera. The coupon was worthless as I could buy the same camera elsewhere for less. I'm pissed and will not buy another HP product ever again. This was $399 down the drain. HP SUCKS!

  • dawienagel Jul 03, 2008

    The camera are stil not working

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    My HP 945 locked up the same way. I have already tried everything they are suggesting and it still will not work.

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    Same problem - view screen flashing and red eye light flashing at same time. Contacted HP and they tried to sell me a lower end unit. Camera also drains out a new set of batteries overnight. Tried taking batteries and memory card out of camera for over a day and put back in to have same problem.

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I posted on July 16 with this flashing problem and played around and got mine working again.
Originally I would charge through the docking port. What I did was pull the charged rechargable batteries out of the camera and took the charging cable from the docking station and pluged it directly into the port on the side of the camera. The camera started working again. Then while the charging cable was pluged into the camera, I reinstalled the rechargable batteries. After installing the batteries I unpluged the charging cable and the camera still works. I have shot and downloaded from the camera pictures with no more problems. Use the docking for downloading pictures and the side port on the camera for recharging the batteries.
I do not know if this has anything to do with the original problem but I did not have any problems with this camera until I placed it on the docking station with non-rechargible batteries.
Hope this helps.

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