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Troubleshooting Digital Photo Frames


Digital photo frames are interesting products, giving you the ability to display a variety of ever-changing photos in a frame, rather than just hanging one photo on the wall. This is a great way to showcase all of your favorite family photos at once where everyone can see them, versus having them hidden in a scrapbook. There’s certainly nothing wrong with scrapbooks for storing photos, as these will provide a more permanent option versus a digital photo frame, but the digital photo frame can be a nice companion.

While most of them work easily, there are some tricky aspects to using some of the digital photo frames’ advanced features. Use these tips to troubleshoot problems with digital photo frames.

Reset the frame. Many times, problems with the digital photo frame can be fixed by resetting the frame. Check the frame’s user guide for specific instructions on resetting your frame. If you can’t find any such instructions, try unplugging the power cord, removing batteries, and removing any memory cards from the frame for about 10 minutes. Then reconnect everything and press the power button. Sometimes, pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds also will reset the device.

Frame turns on and off by itself. Some digital photo frames have power-saving or power-efficiency features, where you can set the frame to turn on and off at certain times of the day. If you want the change these times, you’ll have to access the frame’s menus.

Frame won’t display my photos. This can be a tricky problem to fix. First, be sure the frame isn’t displaying sample photos from internal memory. If you insert a memory card or USB device, you should be able to make the frame work with your photos. You might need to delete any sample photos from the frame’s internal memory.