Question about HP Photosmart R817 Digital Camera
I just posted the same problem a few minutes ago and now i have the solution!! got to this link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=437509&lang=en
download the driver if needed (the firmware installation will tell you if you need it) and then download the firmware. immediately after i downloaded the firmware, the "charging flash" went away! hope it works for you too~
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
Okay. I had the same problem with the "charging flash" business. The firmware 'upgrade' didn't even work... Here's what I did: Reset the camera using the 'reset switch' BUT do not take out the battery (leave it in). Presto! no more "charging flash"!
HP tells you to take the battery out: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00881386&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=437509 which doesn't make any sense...
Posted on May 10, 2009
Try resetting the camera. This worked for Me. The directions are at hp.com. Basically you open the battery love, remove the battery and SD card, then push the point of a straightened Paper gently through the reset hale located new the battery compartment and hinge for the cover.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
I have the same problem when the camera sits unused for a long time. Hold the button down - it'll say "charging flash" - and keep it held until it takes a picture. Once I had to hold it for about 10 minutes.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
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