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HP Photosmart 945 Digital... Problem

I was using the camera and it just froze, and now the display screen and red light are flashing and it wont turn off. How do I stop this or reset the camera?

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  • dawienagel Jul 03, 2008

    I have change your rating sorry.

    I have change batterys, I have change the sd card, I left it of for quite a while but stil nothing help. Please let me know what next.

  • rehorton63 Oct 26, 2008

    HP Photosmart camera will not turn off. Timer red light flashes continually and the lcd screen blinks continuously. Tried the docking station to down pictures which it did but no affect on problem. Only taking batteries out stops camera from being on and blinking

  • HPchallanged Apr 25, 2009

    After inserting the batteries the LCD screen flashes bright and the red power button blinks. 
    I've tried the battery and card solution. Not sure I know how to do the firmware update.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    Red light and LCD display flash incessantly when batteries inserted. Cannot be turned off.

  • solaris2020 May 14, 2009

    This is a new camera in box. I just wanted to see its functioning for selling it to a costumer.But it keeps bliking the red light and LCD and it wont turn off! What a Shame for HP!


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Remove the batteries and SD card for about 5 minutes. Reinsert and see if that resolves the issue..

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Jul 03, 2008

    Why an inappropriate rating? That is a negative rating and only reserved for solutions that have absolutely nothing to do with the query. If the solution provided didnt help, please post back, as it is not always possible to resolve an issue in the first instance itself. Please post back with steps you have taken, and i will be more than happy to assist you further.

    I request you to change the rating to at least a Helpful, please.

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    Swilin Sampson Jul 03, 2008

    Thank you for that.

    Like I posted in another thread you sent me, you could try updating the firmware. Go to the HP website, locate the firmware for your camera, download it to your PC and follow the instructions to reload it into your camera. Should even that fail, then I'm afraid there is a problem with the circuitry, and you will have to get the unit servicd, or purchase a new one, whichever works out cheapest for you..


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This camera needs quite a lot of power from batteries on power-up.
When it gets older, the grease disappears from the bearings and motors are harder to turn - so motors need even more current. This makes battery voltage to fall too low an camera resets. On reset blinks front red LED and a LCD. This loop can take as long as there is some energy in batteries.

I solved this by connecting the camera to the external power supply (6V, 2A). It boots normaly.

The next step I will make is to disassemble the camera, put some fine grease for fine mechanical parts in every bearing and slide. It should help.

The other solution to test is to mount a small resistor (I guess about 1 to 10 ohms) in series with the motors. This will lower the power-up current. But also all movements will be a bit slower.

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I have tried all the above solutions to no avail. Where can I get my unit serviced?

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