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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Re: Trail cam fail...
I am not familiar with this brand of camera, but I have a few suggestions some you may have tried: 1)Check your batteries with a digital meter. Any battery reading 1.0 to 1.2 volt, the camera will not function properly or not at all. New batteries fresh out of the package may have a faulty one. 2)Check to see if your camera was left in the setup position. This happened to me. Result was dead batteries in a very short time. Trail cameras are designed to go into a sleep mode to save battery power and are awakened by movement. In my case leaving the camera in the setup mode, it was powered up full time until the batteries either died or the voltage dropped too low. Also in this mode you do not get pictures, or they are not recorded. 3)Check to make sure your card is : formatted in your computer before using unless a new, unused card. Using a card in a digital camera, the card must be formatted otherwise something in the software or file system changes so as the trail camera does not recognize it. 4)Make sure your card is compatible, that is to say you are not using an SD card where the GB number is too high for the camera to recognize. Older model cameras were limited up to 2 GB.
Doing a check around home, even with a new camera saves a lot of driving and disappointment should the camera or card fail. 5)Try a different brand of card: SanDisk, Lexar, Adapta or Verbatim. 6)If none of these suggestions work, email your camera manufacture, giving make and model and a description of what the camera is doing and what things you have tried. How long was this camera set up from when you last checked it (installed new batteries, changed SD card etc.)? The reason I mention this: some cameras are very hard on batteries. Best of luck.