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Help? StealthCam power issue

Discussion in 'Brights, Gizmo's & toys' started by outdoorgirl, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. outdoorgirl

    outdoorgirl Full Member

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    Hi folks,

    I found my old StealthCam the other day and have been checking it out to see if it's still usable. Everything looks clean in it, no rust or damage to the battery connectors etc.

    I put batteries it in and turned it on - took a bit of jiggling of the batteries to get the menu to come up but eventually I got it set up and left it on in the kitchen overnight to try and catch the dog moving about in the night... :)

    This morning I came down to see the 'low battery' light on but no pictures taken.

    Tried to set it up to test in normal light but now I can't get the menu to display, no matter how much I jiggle the batteries.. :) The display will light up white briefly but then go off, but never shows the actual menu.

    Anyone had this kind of issue with a these kinds of wildlife cameras and can point me in a direction to look?

    Thanks!
     
  2. spandit

    spandit Bushcrafter through and through

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    The wiring inside that connects the batteries to the circuit board is often dodgy - quite simple with a soldering iron if you take it apart.
     
  3. Nice65

    Nice65 Full Member

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    If it’s done the batteries in over a night then you might have a short.
     
  4. Broch

    Broch Full Member

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    If the 'low battery' light was on you have a connection at least. Are they rechargeable batteries or normal? If rechargeable I would suspect the batteries; they don't like hanging around for long periods discharged and may need to be replaced or it may be they never charged up properly for some reason (charger faulty for example). If normal batteries, are you sure they were all fresh? (sorry, stating the obvious but sometimes it's the simplest things).
     

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