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HP R707 Digi Cam...zoom lense not working

So ok there was an accident when my dad dropped my camera when i was tryin to show him a pic, at the time the camera was fine and closed up ok, i went to put it back on within like 10-15 seconds and the zoon lense only came out like half way, now its kinda stuck there wont go in and wont go out, i have tried switchin the camera on but it only stays on for like 20seconds (if even that) then switches off again and it only shows me the HP loading stuff, i cant see the pics that are on it, i cant take new pics and i really need it fixed there is stuff on the camera's own memory that i really want to keep....is there like a manual that i can use to fix it (my man said he would fix it but he is used to working with much bigger equipment and my hands are dainty enough to fix the problem if i knew how) any help that any1 can give me would be greatly appreciated Kind Regards Jeannie

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  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    my hp R707 lense is stuck out and then turns itself off with the lens still out. So it will not turn on. I tryied the reset button by the battery and tried pushing it in and tacking the cover off but did'nt see any way to make the lens go in

  • hakunamat206 May 11, 2010

    hey solution # 2
    i have the same problem with the "flash charging" it has been doing that for months now. i have recharged it but i cant seem to fix it. does anyone know how?


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Ours had the same problem - lens extended and out of alignment. Since it's a lens problem and the camera is out of warranty, I figure what the heck? I pushed and prised and it became unstuck. Worst that could have happened was that I scorched the camera permanently, but it was already useless.

Now if I could just fix the "flash charging" problem.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008


I had the same problem. i already had the newest firmware (2.24, from the battery recall) so i just installed it again using the SD card method. The first time I turned it on/off it got stuck for a moment, and now since then I have powered it on and off 30 times and it has not gotten stuck once......

Posted on Nov 15, 2007


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I had the same problem - try to wiggle the zoom lense really carefully and the switch it on again. The zoom objective is canted a little bit and the motor is too weak to move the zoom objective. You can also open the camera by removing all 8 screws around the camera and then removing the metal front (Just pull it in the direction of the zoom lens with your fingernails). Then you can access the zoom lens better ... Andy

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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I was heartbroken to learn that my Lumix DMC-TZ1, which I purchased 2-3 years ago, had died -- right during my daughter's dance recital, for seemingly no reason. Tonight I was surfing the web researching replacement cameras (many brands), and I realize that I feel like there is no real "history" on the camera that's any worse than any other camera on the market, including the Canon Powershots, which are all the rage right now. So I started researching on the Fixit site other cameras for possible problems.

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I held the camera about 3-4 inches from a table top. Then I simulated a "drop" (without the case) that was gentle enough that it wouldn't smash the LCD but that would maybe make the lense unjam. (Note: I couldn't SEE any problem with the lense; this was just a hypothesis I couldn't go wrong trying.)

Each time I put the camera on, tried to modify the zoom (a function which normally makes me get the error message forcing me to turn the camera off), and then got the message. BUT the 3rd or 4th time: TA DAH! NO MESSAGE! INSTEAD, A SHOCKER: I WAS ABLE TO MODIFY THE ZOOM! AND THEN I TOOK A PICTURE! AND VIDEO!!!!

So my camera is back! And I also have discovered that the flash problem I had started to have previously has now seemed to have gone away also.

My advice is to just TRY! You have nothing to lose: try "dropping it" back into shape! I know it sounds crazy -- but I just saved at least $200 by doing this!

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