HP R707 extinguished by firmware
Jun 7, 2006 at 07:45 GMT
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.
Phil: Credit to Michael Tomkins at Imaging Resource for clarifying the true nature of this story.