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convergent
06-07-2006, 11:42 AM
HP R707 extinguished by firmware (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0606/06060701hpr707fireware.asp)

We've seen this story reported in many forms on many sites but only truly accurately on Imaging-Resource. The reality is that HP are not recalling the R707 but have instead issued firmware which can prevent a fire hazard. If the camera was used with a non-rechargeable battery (such as a Lithium Duracell CP-1) and then connected to the AC adapter or docking station there was a potential for the battery to overheat and even catch fire. This new firmware resolves this issue.

convergent
06-07-2006, 11:42 AM
I'm just discussing this to get it in the forum in case any of our members have this camera. Fire hazards are nothing to play with. Nice of HP to step up to the plate and take care of it.