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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam Issue
Here are a few suggestions if you haven't already tried: 1)Make sure your SD card is unlocked and compatible with your camera. Too large of a GB card and the camera will not work. 2)SanDisk, Adapta, Lexar and Verbatim cards work as I have 7 of the 2009 model Bushnell Trophy Trail cameras using up to 2GB cards. 3)Format your cards in your computer, then again in your camera. If you have viewed the SD card in a Digital camera, sometimes this disrupts the format or file of the card. 4)Check your batteries with a digital meter. If any one battery shows a voltage of 1.0 to 1.2 volt or lower, the camera will not function properly, or not at all. Brand new batteries, fesh out of the package may have a low or faulty one. 5)Check your battery contacts (spring) as these sometimes corrode to a blue-green color. Be very careful cleaning these as they a delicate and if corroded, will break easily. After installing the batteries, I spin the set to make sure they are properly seated. 6)If only running or swapping out 4 batteries, make sure these go into the lower section of the camera. The lower section of 4 are wired in series. The upper section of 4 are wired in series. Now the two sets are wired in parallal which maintains 6 volt (1.5 volt per battery x 4 = 6 volt). For some odd reason the power is drawn from the lower section more than the upper section.
If none of this helps, email Bushnell explaining your problem. Be sure to quote the model and serial number of the camera. This will be found on a label inside the camera. Bushnell may even have a software download to correct this. Best of luck.