When new batteries are inserted the camera "boots up" to one of the last pictures taken. This image is frozen on the view screen. I cannot scroll through the images, the image remains for all settings on the top dial. The camera will not go into picture mode to take photos. The lens will not move in and out. The arrow buttons on the back will not function after pressing the OK/menu button, although the info, mode menu, etc icons appear. The camera was stored for approximately 6 months and was not operated during this time.
Each time the memory card is removed and reinserted the red light on the rear of the camera blinks several times. This also occurs each time the camera is "started" back up.
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Re: Camera is "frozen"
Use a card reader, in case you cannot connect the camera to the PC, and download all card contents into the PC. Use a known good card on the camera, see if there's any difference. You can also format your old card, just make sure you don't do it in a different format that will later cause you more trouble.
When the camera was stored for 6 months, did it have batteries in it?
Check for corrosion on the contacts, and try cleaning if there is any. you can use a pencil eraser, just make sure to clean all the pieces.
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Make sure the scene mode dial is correctly "clicked" into a choice. You could also try this...remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on.
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Sounds like the card has died. unfortunatly this can happen. and could be caused by a number of things including static.
you can maybe try a disk repair in windows.
hit your windows key and press r at the same time. in the command line type CMD and hit enter, it will open up a DOS window. type CHKDSK ?: /f where teh question mark is, is the drive letter that windows has assigned the card when you insert it. if it is an error that is repairible this might work.
Sounds like they accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of the camera. This manually turns the screen on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, just press the DISP button one more time with the camera turned on.
No this camera does not have any internal memory. All images should be written to the memory card if the memory card is inserted properly. If the memory card is not inserted correctly the camera screen will show a message of No card. Do you see that message?
This is normal for this camera. Think about it. The CMOS chip can't see through the mirror. After the shot is taken the electronic shutter exposes the CMOS chip and makes an image just like exposing film on a film type camera. Once you get used to it you may like it better. In outdoor or bright light situations it's difficult to view the LCD screen to frame the shot anyway.
My viewing screen is black. I had successfully taken a picture, viewed it, and turned the camera off. When I turned it back on about 30 seconds later, the viewing sceen was black. I can 'take' a picure, but it comes out black. Help!
Does the screen deliver anything such as menu.
Or can you see ghost images if looked at from the side?
If you see nothing then this is a connector issue of a circuit board failure.
If you see ghost images then it a back light failure.
Either way this is a return to HP situation.
If under warranty via the seller
if not under warranty contact HP customer support.
If they are quoting money- you may find it more economic to write it off and get a new camera.