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    Another Fs7 Complete

    Cost to make that? Any idea on how long the batteries will last with your externals?
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    S600 External Power Help

    kdornski, Yes screen is turned off on camera to save battery life. The top one seems to be the biggest issue, it's working but only seems to fire a pic or flash after the second motion. I have them sitting side by side and the bottom one fires a pic immediately upon motion. The top one doesn't, camera powers on and it does nothing until I move around and create motion again. Then the second time it fires. I'll look into the 9V holder, they both seem to fine but maybe something is wrong there. Can or do you check the voltage on all batteries when they are in the camera and on, is that best? I tested them outside and they seem to be fine and yes all roughly the same voltage.
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    S600 External Power Help

    Another quick question... If the external batteries are dead or die, will they then drain power from the rechargeable batteries inside the S600 at all or faster? What if I just leave out the external power batteries all together? Will this also cause the S600 batteries to die sooner?
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    S600 External Power Help

    Okay I need your guys help again here, have 2 S600 builds with external power that are both not functioning properly. I didn't build either one, bought them from guys who built them. Do you see anything wrong with either of these external power setups from pictures ( I don't understand quite how the external power thing works). Here is the real problem, they both power on fine and seem to work properly. They will shutter pictures etc. I leave them in the field and come back a week later and they both stop taking pictures very shortly after being in the field. The batteries ARE NOT dead. They have fully charged rechargeable batteries in the S600's and as you can see the one external power has 4 AA batteries (Alkaline) and the other has 2 Duracell C batteries (Alkaline). These all still have good power also. So what would cause them to stop shuttering pictures after a short time in the field for no apparent reason? I'm thinking it could be an external power issue as I have other builds without external power that work fine and don't have this issue? I currently have both sitting on my couch (removed the external batteries in both ) and for the moment they both are working fine and shuttering pictures no problem. This has happened repeatedly to me and is DRIVING ME NUTS. Thanks
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    S600 Shutters Pics Continuously! Help Please

    Think I might have fixed the problem, tore the camera apart and found a TINY piece of the power wire than was exposed (red cover) had a very small bit missing or cut away. This tiny area seemed to be resting on the shutter wire and making contact with it. Which seem to cause the issue and cause it to fire continuously. Pretty crazy, I set it up all night and it didn't shutter a single false pic. So I'm very hopeful I've found the issue, not to set it up in the field very soon and then I'll know for sure. Thanks Brett
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    S600 Shutters Pics Continuously! Help Please

    Battery Voltage on the 1/2 AA is 8.9 mA I'll mess around with it a bit more and see if I see too much solder etc. And try it again all night in my house. Thanks for the replies.
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    S600 Shutters Pics Continuously! Help Please

    Thanks but I tried it with a brand new battery that I purchased and it still does the same thing. So I think it's something else. Will it do it if the wires are to long? My wires are long, (so I just folded them over) as you can see in the picture. Does that matter? I wouldn't think it would but??
  9. So I built this S600 with an SSii board 2 summers ago, the first summer it worked awesome. Last summer it started shuttering pictures continuously until the batters die. No motion, it just takes hundreds of pictures and I can't figure out why. I just got it back out again this year, put newly charged envelop batteries in and set it up inside my house over the last couple of days. It did/does the same thing. It had 944 pictures of nothing on it until the batteries die. So please help from the experts, what would make it shutter pics with no motion? Thanks, Brett
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    Sony H70 - External Audio Help

    Thanks again guys, I sure wish I new why the mic I bought didn't work. It sure would have been better audio than the mic internally with the camera. But hey at least I have audio now. 1encore. I'll be sure and share some video with you guys when I get some. It's not finished yet though, still working on it.
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    Sony H70 - External Audio Help

    Well I finally got it to work, it's a Miracle. I desoldered the wires to the external mic I bought, put new 30 guage wires for positive and negative. I then re-soldered those wires to the original mic that comes with the Sony H70 and WALLA SUCCESS!! Only 2 full days of work, no big deal. Ha Ha Thanks for your guys replies, it kept me going or I might have just given up. I'm not sure if the guage of wires was to big on the external mic (don't think so). But maybe?? Or if I just didn't get good enough connections on the solder joint, looked good every time. Anyway glad I have some audio.
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    Sony H70 - External Audio Help

    Do I even need the black negative ground wire at all??
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    Sony H70 - External Audio Help

    Does one HAVE TO 'tinned' the positive mic wire for it to work or??
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    Sony H70 - External Audio Help

    My volume is turned up all the way. I have another Sony H70, just tried a video/audio recording on it. It has not been hacked, and it plays back the audio JUST FINE and plenty loud to hear. So it's something I've done wrong. I do have an 2 external wires soldered to the battery holder for external power (not attached to any wires/batteries yet). Soldered to the positive and negative terminals on the battery holder. But that should effect anything right?
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    Sony H70 - External Audio Help

    Nope on voltage reading (nothing) while recording, could cage/size of wires be to big on this external mic I bought? I used the same wires on the mic I bought and soldered the old mic on to the end of them, not luck.
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