04-22-2018 04:58 PM
I am having a problem with my camera after accidentally leaving it in the car under a rain jacket in 23 fahrenheit. I know! Very stupid! And I am pretty amateur so started to use it the morning after. The temperature did gradually build up to above freezing (in the car) before I used it.
Anyways, I tried to take some pictures today and it would take a couple then the screen would go black. I tried to remove the battery and sdhc card and reinsert them (obviously while off). Didn't work. I then tried to do it again after another go with taking pictures and if I attempted to open the battery cartridge it would beep. There was also a red light on consistently once it started malfunctioning while on.
So synopsis because I am rambly:
Left camera in cold
Can take one or two pictures
Camera screen not responsive but shutter working
Beeping when attempting to open battery cartridge
Thanks for any help. Sorry I know nothing!
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04-22-2018 06:08 PM
Try resetting the camera to factory defaults, by using the menu selection.
If the camera went through a cycle of freezing temperatures, then there is a chance that the battery could have been damaged. Make sure that it is fully recharged.
What type of memory card are you using? If you are using a microSD card w/adapter, then the adapter went through a freezing temperature cycle, too, and could have warped and changed shape. Never use microSDs and adapters in a device that has a full size SD slot. Adapters are intended for temporary use, not permanent.
04-22-2018 06:37 PM
I ended up taking the lens off and the battery and SD card out and let it chill out for a couple hours. After that, I formatted the card on my camera which luckily only had a few terrible pictures on it and now it seems to be working great. Thank you for the quick reply and I will definitely look to your advice if I somehow forget my camera again (which I really hope I don't).