Question about HP Photosmart 720 Digital Camera
I have a problem now with this camera.....it has been good up until now. I have used fresh batteries and it will not start up. I used charged rechargables and it will not start up...I have put in on the docking stand and that won't charge it either.
Any suggestions as to what to do or look for now?
My Photosmart 720 has also just stopped working. It simply won't turn on, with battery or mains power. So I took it to pieces. Inside is a thumbnail battery, labelled "5.5v 0.33f" which tests out at 3.0v DC. I surmise that the purpose of this battery is to remember the settings when the main batteries run out - but it could conceivably have some other purpose, like helping it to boot. Whatever the reason, it has clearly run down and I would guess that the other people on this list have hit exactly the same problem.
If I'm right, and the camera depends upon this very-hard-to-access battery, it is shocking that HP could get away with selling a camera designed like this. It implies that the camera was cynically designed with the expectation that it would be thrown away after (I would guess) five years. How's that for built-in obsolescence ? It *may* be possible to remove and replace this battery without damaging the camera, but there certainly isn't a manual that tells you how... is there ?
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
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