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Can't turn on my camera!

My camera seems to be stuck on Video mode. Also, the battery seems to be completely dead. Whenever I plug in the camera, the red video light lights up and I can't turn on the camera.

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    thanks for the tips,

    the problem is that i can't do anything to the camera. resetting it does not work. I can't turn it on or off. the red light is simply on when it's plugged in. when the camera isn't plugged in (charging), there isn't enough battery life to keep the red light on. nothing seems to work!

    thanks again

  • illwill310 Mar 15, 2008

    camera will not turn on

  • mrIII Mar 16, 2008

    red video recording light stays on, but camera will not come on and when the camera is plugged in the ac charger light still comes on but camera seems dead and will not come on.

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    Same problem with me. Red video light comes on, but camera cannot be turned on, and will not respond to any pressing of buttons. HP online tech support said it is a software malfunction, and their only suggestion is to buy a new camera!!!!

  • elainefraser Jul 03, 2008

    Have changed batteries etc, the red light comes on but the lens will not retract and it is dead. Even attached to the charger. Have tried to reset it also.
    Do I need a new camera?

  • mrbigtow Jul 06, 2008

    exact same problem as jh24

  • veenoghu Jul 25, 2008

    Exact same problem. Red light is on whenever there is a power source. Reset button doesn't solve the problem. It will not power on the camera.

  • dcall Aug 21, 2008

    I have the same problem cannot turn on red video light on tried reset no help

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    have exactly same problem!!!!! so annoying! any solutions yet?

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    exact same problem - works if plugged in - but will not charge



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I have a link and some information I found on the video option to your camera. This link is for the manual located on hp.com:

The following is how to stop video:
To stop recording video, press and release the Video
button again; otherwise, the video will continue recording
until the camera runs out of memory.

If you have set the camera to Self-Timer or Self-Timer -
2 Shots (see Using the Self-Timer Settings on page 44),
the camera will start recording 10 seconds after you press
the Video button. However, with the Self-Timer - 2 Shots
setting, the camera only records one video clip.

After recording has stopped, the first frame of the video clip
appears on the Image Display. While it is processing, you can
delete the video clip by pressing the Menu/OK button

Good luck and please let me know if there is anything else i can hep you with--feedback would be geat.. thanks, d

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