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Hp photosmart 635 power not on

I can turn on the camera without any problems a few times. The batteries are just fine. I can navigate around the camera menus. I can take pictures with the camera. I can turn the camera off. When it is time to turn the camera back on it freezes up.

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  • Mike Bisso
    Mike Bisso Feb 23, 2008

    How do you remove the 'date/time' battery completely.

    I have the same problem with my HP 733.

  • Sus Dixit May 15, 2008

    Camera does not turn on.Have fresh rechargeable batteries in camera.

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    when i turn the camera on it doesnt let me do any thing not even take pictures. when im ready to turn the camera off it wont do anyhing wat so ever. i put batteries in it and nothing seems to be working. can you please help???

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    I cant get my Hp 535 to turn on. I gave it new batteries and made sure the memory card was in there but it still just beeps once when I turn it on and then shuts off. What am I doing wrong and is there anyway to fix it?



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I have a HP 635 which is the third one after the first two were faulty. This model has a known issue where the 'date/time' battery drains power from the main AA batteries until they are flat.

I have applied a solution by Nspektor from FixYa which seems to have fixed the problem: by removing the 'date/time' battery completely.

I would also recommend using 'ready to use' nimh rechargeable batteries (except Energizers NH15-AAs - they discharge quickly in my experience).
I use Varta 'Ready2Use' 2000mAh nimhs as these are the new generation nimhs that hold 80% of their charge for months rather than losing about 1% of charge per day like normal nimhs. 'Ready to use' nimhs are pre-charged so can be used straight from the packet unlike normal nimhs.

If possible I would return your HP 635 for a refund or at least a store credit, and choose a different camera brand.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008


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