Discussion in 'Photography' started by Bullet, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Guest

    Friends digi camera developed fault??. Turn on and green light comes on then
    it turns itself straight off. turn on same again etc...etc...
    new batteries fine all charged etc .but camera power will not stay connected

    Many Thanks
    Bullet, Aug 1, 2004
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  2. Bullet

    D.R. Guest

    Time for repair?
    D.R., Aug 1, 2004
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    Bullet Guest

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    Put the BIN out before replying

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    Bullet, Aug 1, 2004
  4. Bullet

    brian Guest

    Yeah , I love these guys who put a load of effort into trying to help
    someone. very reminiscent of everybody's favourite areshole Randall
    Arsefart. He seems to like people changing the spelling of his name

    I remember a similar fault occurred on a friends camera, I tried all the
    usual things, new batteries, different make of batteries, then gave up on
    it, he was going to get it in for a repair, and didn't get around to it, for
    ages, so before he put it in, he tried another set of batteries, and the
    camera powered up and has been fine ever since, Absolutely no Idea what
    happened, or why, but you could try cleaning the battery contacts, and maybe
    tightening them up a bit, tricky but it can be done, just gently prise the
    contacts up a little bit, but if you don't feel confident enough to try
    that, then I'm afraid it is "time for repair".

    brian, Aug 1, 2004
  5. Bullet

    JME Guest

    The camera Probably had a fault, but when you let it sit with no battereies
    it probably lost memeory (internal) and reset.. Maybe?
    JME, Aug 1, 2004
  6. Nobody can be as silly as I was. Years ago I stripped and "repaired" a
    battery powered clock.
    Only thing wrong with it was that I had been changing batteries and put the
    new ones in the wrong way round.
    Worth a check anyway ? :)

    Dennis Bradley, Aug 1, 2004
  7. Bullet

    brian Guest

    Now that is a very good theory that never occurred to me, similar to a TV
    or VCR holding channels for a few hours, or even longer, then clearing after
    the internal, "battery", dies, well thought that man.
    You could check whether the camera actually has a removable internal
    battery, they would normally be the "penny" size, CR2032, used on
    motherboards and some smaller remote controls. If it has, take it out and
    leave it out for a few hours, then put it back in , or even a new one and
    give it a try again.

    brian, Aug 1, 2004
  8. Bullet

    brian Guest

    I think at some time/times in our lives we have all done a homer simpson, I
    recently spent 20 minutes trying to get a DVD of the fimbles to play for my
    Grandaughter and couldnt understand why a list of disc contents was showing
    , and no matter what I did I just couldn't get the fimbles to play, then my
    wife said, "are you sure its a DVD and not one of her fimbles computer games
    discs you have in it", there was a long thoughtful pause followed by a
    lengthy study of the disc case, then.............DOH!!!

    brian, Aug 2, 2004
  9. If the granddaughter is more than 12 months old, she's probably better
    qualified to operate AV equipment than most adults...

    Mark Tranchant, Aug 2, 2004
  10. Bullet

    brian Guest

    Very true

    brian, Aug 2, 2004
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    D.R. Guest

    Well dude, you didn't give any info. Make, model, etc. Without any info like
    that, all I can suggest is letting a tech look at it.
    D.R., Aug 2, 2004
  12. Bullet

    Bullet Guest

    Yeah just ignore me.Was little pissed off you know. Camera and bust
    windscreen on car. Didnt think make or model would have mattered.
    Bullet, Aug 3, 2004
  13. Bullet

    D.R. Guest

    No worries. :)

    Busting a windscreen in a car is a pain, especially if you have to pay for
    replacement without insurance. Daylight robbery to get a window replaced these
    days. We pay about $15 a year extra on our insurance for 'no excess' windscreen
    D.R., Aug 3, 2004
  14. Bullet

    brian Guest

    In the UK , they add window cover for a few pounds, but there is usually a
    £50 excess, still a load cheaper than getting a new one fitted yourself.,
    and in the UK, your car can be classed as unroadworthy if it has a stone
    chip on the windscreen in the drivers line of vision, but the insurance
    companies will have that repaired at no cost to you, unless the guy cracks
    it while trying to repair it, then its £50. It actually can be a good thing
    even if you have to pay the excess, I have a car with a heated windscreen,
    and the heater broke, new glass?, £480 +fitting, but would you believe it
    just as the guy qutoed me a price over the fone, someone dropped a hammer on
    the windscreen, I paid £50, lucky eh?, LOL

    brian, Aug 3, 2004
  15. Bullet

    D.R. Guest

    I wonder how many hammer "accidents" these window repairers have? ;-)
    D.R., Aug 4, 2004
  16. Bullet

    brian Guest

    Probably quite a lot, lol

    brian, Aug 4, 2004
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