Having problems with your HP Photosmart M447 Digital Camera - Silver - 5.0 Megapixels - 3x Optical Zoom - 5x Digital Zoom - 2 ?

Photosmart M447 wont turn on.

\015 Only used for a short while. First I noticed that the battery's seem to deplete fast, like the juice was still being used while the camera was off. Now It does not even turn on any more. Bummer as I probably only got maybe 50 pictures use out of the camera..Any help appreciated!Frank\015

Answers :

50 pictures is way more than I get from this camera per battery charge. It draws 500mA when on, and 1000mA of current from the batteries when charging the flash so battery life will be short.

It also has a design flaw that says low battery and shuts off even when the batteries are 95% charged.

Be aware that rechargeable NiMH batteries self discharge at a rate of about 1% per day. They have a strong Amp-hour rating but need to be freshly charged.

IF the camera won't turn on at all when trying NEW 1.6V Lithium AA's (those are the strongest AA's made) or freshly charged 1.2V NiMH batteries and you know they are charging up to at least 1.35V per cell (they charge above their rating) then the camera itself has a problem.

Even if you get it to work, this is one of the lowest quality camera's made. I have quite a few decent camera's and I've never seen anything like this one, it's rated for 5Meg but has less resolution than an old 2Meg Canon. I paid $39 for it new on 3-2010 and I sent it back because it has no purpose since it can not take a clear picture.

Sorry but the only solution with this camera is to get something better (Canon, Sony, Nikon).
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