Having problems with your HP Photosmart M417 Digital Camera ?


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Http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00614986&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=437165Solution two: Use the right battery \015\012\015\012\015\012What AA battery should I use for best performance? The following table summarizes how AA batteries perform in different types of use. \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Type of Use\015\012\015\012Alkaline\015\012\015\012NiCd\015\012\015\012Ni-MH\015\012\015\012Oxyride\015\012\015\012Photo Lithium\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Most economical when taking more than 30 pictures per month \015\012Poor\015\012Good \015\012Good \015\012Poor \015\012Fair \015\012\015\012Most economical when taking less than 30 pictures per month \015\012Fair \015\012Fair\015\012Fair\015\012Fair \015\012Good \015\012\015\012Heavy use of flash, frequent pictures \015\012Poor\015\012Good \015\012Good \015\012Fair\015\012Good \015\012\015\012Heavy use of video \015\012Poor \015\012Good \015\012Good\015\012Fair\015\012Good \015\012\015\012Heavy use of Live View \015\012Poor \015\012Good \015\012Good \015\012Fair\015\012Good \015\012\015\012Overall battery life \015\012Poor\015\012Fair \015\012Fair\015\012Fair\015\012Good \015\012\015\012Low temperature/winter use \015\012Poor\015\012Good \015\012Fair\015\012Poor\015\012Good \015\012\015\012Infrequent use (without dock) \015\012Fair\015\012Fair \015\012Fair \015\012Fair\015\012Good \015\012\015\012Infrequent use (with dock) \015\012Fair\015\012Good \015\012Good\015\012Fair\015\012Good \015\012\015\012Recharge batteries \015\012No\015\012Yes\015\012Yes\015\012No\015\012No \015\012Solution three: Make sure that your batteries are completely charged \015\012\015\012\015\012Follow the steps below for your battery type:\015\012Ni-MH rechargeable batteries \015\012Ni-MH batteries lose charge, or self-discharge, at a rate of one to two percent per day, whether they are installed in the camera or not. This means that if a battery is fully charged, after several weeks, the battery will be low or dead even if it was not installed in the camera or if it was installed in the camera but no pictures were taken. Ni-MH batteries are best for those who use the camera frequently and recharge often.\015\012The amount of charge that Ni-MH batteries can hold gradually decreases because of usage, aging, and lack of maintenance. To maintain your batteries at maximum capacity, "condition" them when they are new or have not been used for over a month. \015\012Follow these steps to maintain (condition) your batteries: \015\012\015\012
  1. \015\012Completely discharge the batteries by using the camera normally until it will not operate.
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  3. \015\012Recharge the batteries.
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  5. \015\012Do this three or four times.
\015\012NiCd rechargeable batteries \015\012Nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries lose charge or self-discharge at a rate of one percent per day. Store NiCd batteries in a cold place such as the refrigerator or freezer to minimize the loss. To store in a cold place, place the batteries in a tightly sealed container to keep the moisture out. Before using them, warm the batteries to room temperature.\015\012The amount of charge that Ni-Cd batteries can hold gradually decreases because of usage, aging, and lack of maintenance. To maintain your batteries at maximum capacity, "condition" them when they are new or have not been used for over a month. \015\012Follow these steps to maintain (condition) your batteries: \015\012\015\012
  1. \015\012Completely discharge the batteries by using the camera normally until it will not operate.
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  3. \015\012Recharge the batteries.
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  5. \015\012Do this three or four times.
\015\012Alkaline, Photo Lithium, and Oxyride non-rechargeable batteries \015\012Make sure that the batteries are new and have not been used for anything else.\015\012 \015\012.\015\012Solution seven: Try a new set of batteries \015\012\015\012\015\012If you have tried all the solutions described above but your batteries still do not last very long, try a new set of batteries. If the old batteries are damaged, a fresh set of batteries will solve the problem.\015\012Batteries can be damaged in the following ways:\015\012\015\012
  • \015\012NiCd and Ni-MH batteries can be damaged by over-charging. After a battery has been recharged, do not try to add additional charge to the battery by sending it through another recharge cycle before using it.
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  • \015\012Batteries can be damaged by dropping or sudden impacts. Even if there is no apparent external damage, the rechargeable battery could later develop an internal short or leak while in the camera and cause damage.
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  • \015\012If batteries have become wet, they may short out and will not work properly.
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