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  • Actually I just realized some of the critics in 2004 were right. This camera has alot of flaws which might explain its rarity and failure at success. First off, with SD cards back then holding 2GB, which was quite alot back then, you would expect th…
  • @yourepicfailure said: Give yourself credit, you got it working. Albeit briefly, but working. Hopefully you gain some lifelong experience that may help you in the future when troubleshooting other related things. Yeah, I should feel good …
  • Yep. It now doesn't work. Tried recharging batteries and even charging them to full. Nothing. It is now dead... Atleast it got used for one last time after it has been neglected.
  • I actually tried to update the firmware a while ago and it didn't do shit. So the firmware is ruled out. And reinserting the batteries (the method I tried like 20 times) didn't work either. So yeah, this is going to be the end of the post. The…
  • col9017a.exe September 23, 2005. Goddamn this is so old and rare. Where did you dig this out from? Also what firmware version is this? My old firmware version was "v1.00_N v3.7".
  • No webpages on how to reset it to factory settings, although found some reviews for this back in 2004. Monday, November 29, 2004 320x240 for video? Thats worse than a creative 1mp camera that i picked up over 2 years ago, that did 352x288 b…
  • Nope, not even one mention on how to hell you factory reset this camera.
  • I need to figure out how to hell to factory reset the camera first. Maybe the manual can help.
  • @yourepicfailure said: See if you can find a firmware update The problem is, the "firmware update" for THIS camera is really fucking hard to find. I don't even think that this camera even had a firmware update to begin with. @yourep…
  • Huh. I guess this is the end of the post. The fucking camera just destroyed itself on me. And I was getting to the fun stuff... like tampering with the camera settings (btw which has nothing to do with the black screen.), taking pictures and zooming…
  • I wonder if Windows 7 will share the same fate as Windows XP. Extended support ends in 2020 but people continue to use for 5 more years.
  • So I charged the rechargables to max, inserted the batteries in and what was the result? Unfortunately, still black screen. Anyone has other tips? Or is this the end of the post...
  • And considering I only got these fricking rechargables for almost a week now, what am I gonna do with them if the goddamn thing I bought them for dies on me? Expecting for it to be black screen tomorrow unless by sheer luck camera fixes itself.
  • @SomeGuy said: If you can still hook the camera up via USB or put the SD card in a reader, you might be able to image the drive and extract the jpgs using a recovery tool. The camera has an option called "Undelete Last Image" which restor…
  • @yourepicfailure said: Uh no, that's not how it works. You haven't seen what I've seen happen mechanically to cameras. But I'll tell you, tapping or bopping almost never works to fix mechanical faults. Oh, I'm sorry. My bad. But do …
  • The good thing is that it's not a MECHANICAL problem. That would require tapping or bopping the camera until the thing is in the right place. And that could damage the camera sensor or lens. Which is never a good thing. I tried doing the MECHANICAL …
  • @yourepicfailure said: And a good idea is to make sure your batteries are fully charged. Some circuits may tolerate lower voltages (like the onboard computer), but something like the CCD & drive circuitry will not. Maybe this is the p…
  • @yourepicfailure said: The problem is driving a CCD sensor (your camera has a CCD sensor, not CMOS) requires a lot of energy and precisely timed analog signals. Because it is complicated, a lot can go wrong. And something did, as it is not…
  • Tried it for like half an hour, no hope. I think the camera just made itself unusable before I could even have fun with it and take pictures..
  • No progress so far. I think I have to repeat the "take batteries out, wait and put back in" process alot of times until it actually works...
  • @yourepicfailure said: Miscommunication between camera and sensor, didn't initialize the sensor correctly. Happens periodically with those digital sensors, as they have a specific procedure to initialize and control sensor, like a CPU. Pull out b…
  • Uhh guys... Problem. The camera's viewfinder doesn't show anything but a black view. I can access the view and the settings and all but the view is completely black, the pictures I take are black and the recordings are all black. Did something happ…
  • I wanted this camera have a video resolution option too because... if you are gonna save space, 240p ain't gonna cut it. Like 320x240 or 160x120.
  • I'm still curious about the pictures with "embedded audio" thing. I thought the audio would be recorded seperate with the pictures but, I guess not. I am gonna try to record audio in the pictures now.
  • @nick99nack said: @Windows99SE said: Yeah, if you want to make cameras decades old work, then you have to deal with it being a PITA. Fortunately this one is from 2004 and kind of easy to work with. Here's all the stuff I had to deal…
  • After Dark was by no means the first screen saver. Some early televisions and dumb terminals had built in timed screen blankers. Programmers commonly wrote "dazzler" programs for early graphics cards. Once resident programs and multi-tasking became …
  • Probably could be a false alarm by your anti-virus, or your browser. I am sure that the library doesn't have any viruses...
  • Correction: VGA not 20. On a empty internal storage it can store around 150 shots. 1MP around 30.
  • Looking at the manual, even HP themselves said to not use alkaline batteries. HP is smart. Do not use ordinary alkaline batteries. For best results, use Energizer Lithium AA or rechargeable NiMH AA batteries. Also I was right, the came…
  • You can even make zoomed in shots in the VGA resolution! For some reason one VGA photo I took looked glitchy, grainy and nothing was in the shot so I had to delete it.