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My camera is only 4 years old. I am getting low light on my inside taken pictures. I've tried the different flash settings and the color compensation and white balance, which don't seem to help. Any suggestions? I also have the battery compartment door taped on, which is not strong enough, anymore. Can I order a new part for that, or should I just buy a new camera?

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  • Yoderz Sep 01, 2008

    Your expert responded: replace my camera or reset unit-the directions would be in my manual. I did not find that info. in there. Help me find it. Thanks!

  • Yoderz Sep 01, 2008

    I did not receive an answer regarding finding help in my manual. The expert said I should reset my unit. Where is that in the manual?

  • Yoderz Sep 21, 2008

    Original Question: My camera is a 2003 HP Photosmart digital camera. Serial# Q22O8A or
    CN43J010H6. It is producing low light on the whole picture that appears on the screen. I've tried adjusting the flash and the EV compensation, white balance, etc. Nothing is working. The response I received from 2 different experts was that it could just be time to replace the whole camera or reset the unit which could be found in my manual. I couldn't find it. Can someone explain to me where this reset unit is and what I do or if they think it is truly time to replace my camera? Thanks! Kathy

  • Yoderz Sep 21, 2008

    The model number is 733.

  • Yoderz Sep 22, 2008

    The model # is 733 to my HP photosmart digital camera. Does this help, you needed it in order to tell me where the reset button is? Thanks!

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Transfer the photos to PC and check the picture quality .............

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Hi, We would need to know the exact model number of the camera  to help you.
For HP Photosmart cameras, model number should be a 3 digit number with (not neccessarly ) a prefix alphabet.
For the list of model numbers check this link. http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h_pagetype=s-001&h_lang=en&h_cc=us&h_product=12117&h_client=S-S-R295-1&h_page=hpcom〈=en&cc=us

thanks,

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  • Karthik P Sep 21, 2008

    Ok. 
    here is the manual. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bpl...




  • Karthik P Sep 22, 2008

    To reset the camera, goto Page # 77  in the manual


    It says, you need to press and hold the On/Off in on position until the camera switches on.


    hope it helps.


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Please give us the model number of this camera so we can help you better with your concern, because it depends on the model of the camera on how to reset it ...

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If you want us to find out the reset details please post the model of your HP camera.

In some cameras there is a reset hole you can press.

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Yeah i think it's time for a new one you can try to repair it but chances are it would cost more than the camera is worth, besides chances are they might not even have parts for it. save yourself the hassel and just get another one. good luck

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    Ronald Mueller Sep 21, 2008

    reseting the camera is not going to solve the problem you obviously have a problem with apeture inside the camera. as stated before repairing the camera is more costly than getting a new one and chances are it will most likely be cheaper to buy the same camera considering the technology is been updated

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    Ronald Mueller Sep 21, 2008

    if you can't find it in the manual chances are you do not have a reset feature to the camera. going to the posted links suggested by the other's is only going to lead to more wasted time. remember the camera is 4 years old and is considered obsulete in the industry. so parts alone may not be available. the price of a new camera versus repairing this one is a better solution you can purchase a newer upgraded camera for the same price that it would cost ypou to fix the one you have. the internal problem in your camera can't be repaired by you.

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Being that your camera is already 4 years old its possible that ear and tear has gotten to the flash as well as the shutter ( which controls the light coming in) Now it is still possible to repair this unit but it would cost quite a bit. I would suggest you just replace it. Although you can also try to reset the unit and see if that can fix it. You can follow those directions from your manual. As for the door, yes there are available parts for that that you can purchase online from HP. Go to www.hp.com for that and go to support

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