Question about HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera
When i turn the camera power on it gives a crimson color screen and says for just one second:
Camera has experienced an error
please reset your camera
I don't know how to reset the camera. Can you tell me how?
Thanks so much.
Just gently smack it a couple of times. I swear, it soounds strange but it works!!
Posted on May 11, 2008
You guys are amazing i cant believe it it totally works just smack it against your leg and it magically will start like normal and not auto shut off after a sec just slap slap slap against your leg and it will work
ps the reset button doesn't fix the issue
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Unbelievable. I too was skeptical about the smack against the leg. The reset button did not work and neither did removing the batteries. I thought, well it is broke may as well try the smack against the leg. I smacked it one good time on my leg, hit the power button and it is working great again. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
Hello dudes, i dropped my camera and got that same message. I luckily found this website and I smacked my camera again and it turned on. I started laughing and noone at works can believe it. Oh well it worked.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Wowo, i have had this camera sittin on my desk for almost a year cause my warrent ran out and they wouldnt replace it with the error message. just for the hell of it i looked the problem up and to my amazment found this website with the same problems, and tried gently smaking against my leg but didnt work, got pissed and slammed it shutter side down on my desk and BINGO, damn think started right up.......thanks guys
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Hey guy I ALSO have a HP R727. and with the SAME problem..
until tonight i try what most of you guys did, which is to hit it very softly and IT WORKED! I regret buying this cam =( but i guess i'll keep on using till its definitely breaks into pieces.
THANKS so much for your help guys....
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
Generally not a good sign, as the red screen indicates a hardware error.
You can force a reset by removing the battery, then reinstall it and try to turn it on.
Try http://www.precisioncamera.com/ for camera repairs.
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
Thanks. I smacked it! It works and ask for the date set-up.
Posted on May 15, 2011
I had my camera for years now and just today experienced the same problem so went online and low-and-behold came across this awesome site. i followed the smacking-on-the-knee with lens-side-down suggestions and SURE ENOUGH my camera has returned to life!! thanks everyone!
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
So when all else fails smack the camera and it will turn on.....LOL.....Hard to believe but it worked like a charm....Just proves even camera's need to be smacked around when their acting up!!!!
Posted on Dec 13, 2010
I had that happen to me today. Tried everything to no avail. I came online for troubleshooting techniques and read the one about slapping the camera real hard a few times. Unbelievable as it was, it actually worked. My camera is operating great again.
Posted on Dec 07, 2010
OMG this is the most HILARIOUS solution to this weird annoying problem... I JUST HIT MY camera against my leg and then it came on and was reset....WHALA... THANKS to all of you!! Great camera first time I had a problem of any kind. Amazing fix!
Posted on Nov 30, 2010
OMG!!! We just followed the "What do I have to lose?" approach, smacked the camera battery side down, and it reset and turned back on.... this after 2 days of trying to reach and see the reset button. It works~~~ try it
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
OMG I have had the error on my camera for 5 days now trying everything every one has suggested. I read today to just smack it. So I think Why not. It's not working I can't break it any more than it is right. Well I smacked the darn thing and poof.... it comes on asking me for the date and time. Oh thank you FixYa ..
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
Hahah! i can't believe this! i have the same camera, and a couple of days ago it started manking that deadly error screen and turned off whenever i tried to turn it on.
my roomie told me to look up the problem on the internet, and when i found this page i just started laughing 'cause i was thinking, that it would never work..
but then i tried to hit it against my knee.. then turned it on.. the error screen was gone, but it stil didn't work.. then i tried to hit it again with my knuckles, and when i turned it on it worked!
oh my god. :D me and my roomie were laughing so hard. thanks!
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Slapping the camera works -- the reset button does not. Go figure!!!?!!
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
Lmao!! i had that same problem with the red screen and the message saying there was an error and to reset the camera. I borrowed the camera from my mom and so i was freaking out. i tried resetting it and that didnt work. and so i read on here about just hitting it, so i hit it like 4 times on my hand and it ACTUALLY WORKED!!! Awesome!
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
All i really did,was hit it against my leg acouple of times and it started to work
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
I had the same problem. Just hit (not to hard) several times the camera and it will restart !!
Même problème. Frappez plusieurs fois l'appareil (pas trop fort) et ça repart :).
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
Camera can be reset using the pi hole after you slode open the base where you have the memory card.. But this does not solve the problem. What is interesting is, that I had the same problem when I bought a new one about a year back within the first 5 days. I returned it to the store for a new one (same model) which worked for about 6 months, and ever since been giving the exact same error..!! I agree with another post here is that HP maybe good for orinters but should stay away from cameras .... (I've heard horror stories about their PC too)..
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
Wahnsinn, ich glaub ich spinn, das funktioniert. Wir lieben die Kamera, ich versuchte zu reseten, nichts halb ausser.... Hit
Posted on Sep 23, 2010
Anyone have any clue what to do if the slapping thing doesn't work? I 'm still getting this same message and it turns off. :(
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
HAHAHAHAHAHAA..... IT WORKEDDD!!! who says brutal (ok not soo brutal) doesn't work??!!
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Wow, can't believe it worked
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
OMG it works, thanks so much, it could sound crazy BUT it WORKS!!!
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
It worked!!! I tapped the camera so the shutter closed and now it works! Thanks
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
I HAD SAME PROBLEME MY CAMERA IS OUT OF WARRANTY .NO ONE CAN FIXE IT HP DONT HAVE CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR REPARING JUSTE IF YOU ARE IN WARRANTY THEY CAN CHANGE IT ONLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
Hi, i've got the same problem, try to reset but nothi ng works, finally, i try to hit it on my legs... and it restart ;)
Posted on May 06, 2008
SOURCE: hp photosmart R727 reset problem
The reset button is located next to the battery release tap. Here is a picture (sorry for the lousy quality, it was taken with a ten dollar web cam.)
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
Two ways: 1. Go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. 2..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.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
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Error: TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN is displayed on the LCD screen when the Lens Mechanism is stuck or when affected by any malfunction. If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the error message, try doing a power reset and Initialize option.
Performing a manual power reset
Turn off the camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Reinsert the battery pack.
Turn on the camera.
To reset the Camera back to factory default, select the INITIALIZE Option from the Main Settigs 1 Menu of the Camera to OK.This will set the user defined settings back to factory default. The images and videos will not get deleted.
If the issue persists, service may be required.
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