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Broken on-off switch for hp R707

I would like to find another plastic little switch to turn my camara on and off.

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  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    Where can I get a new top for the slider switch from please? I can't seem to find anywhere to order this! Can you help?

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    Mine's been gone for 2 years. My solution is to jam the end of a safety pin, (now attached to the camera fob for this reason) to turn it on or off. It's very annoying.

  • vermsd Oct 29, 2008

    we've had the same problem for 2 years...use the small point of a pencil or safety pin to turn it on and off.  now it's just aimlessly sitting here, docked or not, with the "lights on but no one's home."  Literally.  The power light is on but nothing functions.  Would love to hear a solution or maybe just why it's happening to so many people for future purchases.

  • corc Dec 02, 2008

    I've the exact same problem as Guest and Frnchi above, half the plastic broke off, then the other half. An obvious quality problem with the switch. A pity as the camera is fine-I wonder is there any comeback? Something when sold has to be fit for the purpose, in consumer law.Clearly this isn't!

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    the switch that turns this camera on and off is split in half a faulty design I think.

  • coachlights Jan 19, 2009

    one of the battery clips has broken off,i still have it but cannot refit it,what can i do,is there anywhere i can have it repaired,it is modelHP Photosmart 945 digital camera .Hopeful Winifred Smith

  • FTCC Feb 17, 2009

    The on/off plastic piece has broken off. This is a company camera and we have had it for several years. Does anyone know of a camera repair solution?



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A paper clip end will turn it on. No it's not the same as the switch, but at least you don't have to throw the camera away. My husband opened the first end of the paper clip.Then he clipped the paper clip on to the strap.

But I'm with you, I want the part.

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I have the same issue...have had the camera 5 years (barely use in as new condition) and went to use it 6 months ago and 1/2 the power switch fell out when I went to turn it on. Then yesterday I turned it on and the whole thing fell out. So I resort to sticking a pencil in the end.
I called HP Canada today and was told the camera was old and they cant replace that part or offer any assistance except upgade to another HP camera at my expense. I realize it's 5 years old but like I mentioned I HARDLY USED I believe it's poor design by HP.
I will NEVER buy another HP camera because they were not helpful and were only interested in trying to get me to buy another camera.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008


Can't help you other than I share your pain. I originally sent mine back under warranty for repair and then it broke again and I've just about lost the half of the switch a couple of times now. Time to replace this with a newer camera I think.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SAME thing happened to me, I love the camera but the switch broke off gotta use a pen or other small object to slide it over. I want a repair but hp said it will cost the same price as buying a new camera. I HATE HP!!!


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