Having problems with your HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera ?
Flash problem HP R707
\015 HP R707 My camera when requiring the flash to opperate just says on the screen CHARGING FLASH and will not go any further , Flash will not work and no other functions will work ! you have to take the battery out to get it to work, it will work perfectly ok for day shots.......\015
I tried the paperclip solution above. I held the paperclip in for 10 seconds, inserted the battery & memory card back in, but the problem persisted. So I tried it again, but this time held the paperclip in for 40 seconds, reinserted the battery & memory card, waited about 10 seconds, then turned the camera on. This solved the problem!! Try holding in the paperclip for at least 40 seconds, rather than 10 seconds.
I've just spent 30 minutes on the phone (premium rate) to HP re this problem. The solution was as follows:\015\012switch the camera off\015\012take the battery and any memory cards out\015\012press the end of a paperclip into a small hole (which you can see with the battery compartment open)\015\012remove the paperclip after 10 seconds\015\012put the battery and memory card back in and the problem should be sorted. \015\012\015\012HP also suggest upgrading the camera firmware (which you can do via their website)
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I tried the paperclip solution above. I held the paperclip in for 10 seconds, inserted the battery & memory card back in, but the problem persisted. So I tried it again, but this time held the paperclip in for 40 seconds, reinserted the battery ... HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera
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