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HP Photosmart M627, M627v, and M627xi Digital Cameras - Setting Up the Camera


Use the following instructions to set up the camera for the first time.

Charge the batteries

  1. Plug the charger in to an electrical outlet.

  2. Insert rechargeable NiMH batteries into the charger as shown. The charger's indicator light blinks when the batteries are charging.

    Figure 1: Inserting batteries

  3. Remove batteries from charger when light turns solid, indicating charging is complete.

NOTE: Batteries and the charger may get warm while the batteries are charging. This is normal. Although batteries can be left in the charger without harm, we recommend you do not store batteries in the charger. To fully activate your new NiMH batteries, charge them overnight in the charger even if the charger indicates that the batteries are charged.

Install the batteries

  1. Open the Battery/Memory card door by sliding the latch as indicated on the Battery/Memory card door.

  2. Insert the batteries.

    NOTE: Turn off the camera before inserting the batteries.

    Figure 2: Installing batteries

  3. Close the Battery/Memory card door.

    NOTE: Turn the camera off before removing the batteries. If using rechargeable NiMH batteries, fully charge the batteries before using them the first time.

Turn on the camera

To turn on the camera, press the button.

Choosing the language

The first time the camera is turned on, the following screen appears and prompts you to choose a language.

Figure 3: Camera language screen

Use the up or down arrow buttons and left of right arrow buttons to choose the language you want, then press the Menu/OK button.

NOTE: The language can be changed later, using the Language setting in the Setup menu.

Setting the region

After choosing a language, you are prompted to choose the continent where you live. The Language and Region settings determine the defaults for the date format and the format of the video signal for displaying camera images on a television.

Use up or down arrow buttons to choose the language you want, then press the Menu/OK button.

Figure 4: Camera region screen

Setting the date and time

Accurately setting the date and time will help you locate images once you have transferred them to your computer, and will ensure that images are accurately marked if you use the date and time imprint feature.

Figure 5: Date and Time screen

  1. Adjust the value of the highlighted selection by using the up or down arrow buttons.

  2. Press the right or left arrow buttons to move to the other selections.

  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until the correct date/time format, date, and time are set.

  4. Press the Menu/OK button when the date, time, and format settings are correct, then press again to confirm.

NOTE: To change the date and time settings later, use the Setup menu.

Installing and formatting a memory card (optional)

This camera supports standard and high speed, HP-branded Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, 8MB to 2GB.

  1. Turn off the camera and open the Battery/Memory card door.

  2. Insert the memory card in the smaller slot as shown. Make sure the memory card snaps into place.

    Figure 6: Installing an optional memory card

  3. Close the Battery/Memory card door and turn on the camera.

Always format new memory cards before first use. Formatting removes all images from the memory card, so make sure to transfer existing images before formatting.

  1. With the camera turned on, press until the right arrow icon appears briefly in the upper right corner of the image display. This indicates you are in Playback.

  2. Press trash can button .

  3. Use up or down arrow buttons to select Format Card , then press the Menu/OK button.

  4. Use up or down arrow buttons to select Yes , then press the Menu/OK button to format the card.

NOTE: Once you install a memory card, all new images and video clips are stored on the card, rather than in internal memory. To use internal memory and view images stored there, remove the memory card.

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