Having problems with your HP Photosmart M517 Digital Camera ?

Lens will not open with batteries

\015 This is a weird problem. On my m517 camera, I inserted a fresh set of re-charged batteries and turn the camera. The lens will not extend out and all I see is black. However, when I connect the camera to AC power, the lens open and the camera is fully functional.\015

Answers :

Try cleaning the battery contact inside the camera batteries slot.

Also test a different battery, possibly a battery pack that you tried on a different camera.

If that does not fix the problem, then there is a faulty component iside the camera, usually you get this kind of problem because of a faulty camera, or oxide on camera batteries contacts.
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