Question about HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera
HP R707 My camera when requiring the flash to opperate just says on the screen CHARGING FLASH and will not go any further , Flash will not work and no other functions will work ! you have to take the battery out to get it to work, it will work perfectly ok for day shots.......
I tried the paperclip solution above. I held the paperclip in for 10 seconds, inserted the battery & memory card back in, but the problem persisted. So I tried it again, but this time held the paperclip in for 40 seconds, reinserted the battery & memory card, waited about 10 seconds, then turned the camera on. This solved the problem!! Try holding in the paperclip for at least 40 seconds, rather than 10 seconds.
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
I've just spent 30 minutes on the phone (premium rate) to HP re this problem. The solution was as follows: switch the camera off take the battery and any memory cards out press the end of a paperclip into a small hole (which you can see with the battery compartment open) remove the paperclip after 10 seconds put the battery and memory card back in and the problem should be sorted. HP also suggest upgrading the camera firmware (which you can do via their website)
Posted on Aug 23, 2007
Followed the paper clip instructions and walla it worked and the camera is working properly Thanks
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
I commend eevie010166 for his/her solution. I followed the advice of all the previous posts and failed to revive the camera. After holding the paperclip down for 40 and more seconds, the camera is back to normal. Thank you!
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
I have the same problem with my R707. After going through battery, charger pin pushing and all that wonderful stuff, the CS at HP suggested that it could be the the FLASH bulb and that there is no way to change this bulb hence it can not be fixed.
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
We have the same problem and were also told by HP that the problem is the battery. A new and fully charged battery failed to solve the problem. I tried the paperclip method in a previous post - that didn't work either. We noticed that this problem started after downloading the updated firmware issued in connection to the June 2006 recall involving firmware that controls the battery charging functions. Our camera was fine prior to that install.
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
I also have the HP R707 and have similar Flash problems. My camera will flash, but about half the time after using the flash, the camera locks-up... the only cure, like yours, is to remove the battery. And like yours, non-flash pictures are just fine. Having a strong charge on the battery probably helps, but I think it is probably a design problem.
Posted on May 30, 2007
See if the flash works fine when the camera is plugged into the charger? If so, it is likely that your battery is not holding a strong enough charge. Charge the battery overnight and see how it works. If that doesn't help, buy a new battery.
Posted on Feb 18, 2007
My HP r707 is doing all of the above. I took the battery out but I must be crazy because don't see any hole..description please!! TY
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
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