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DC800 Locked Up

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by Grover48, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Grover48

    Grover48 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Walker Basin, CA
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    I bought a new DC800 Pro and took it on my trip to Maui. I had one experience with it that was a problem.

    I had taken a few shots with it and turned it off. The lens did not retract and the screen went black. No combination of pushing buttons would make the camera do anything.

    I removed the battery and waited a minute before reinstalling it. I pushed the on button and the camera came on an operated normally.

    Is this a common thing or an isolated incident?
     
  2. Scubi Do

    Scubi Do Registered

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    Grover,

    Yes, it appears to be yet another problem that the DC800 is plauged with. It has only happened to me twice and luckly both times on land when I was trying to learn how to use the camera when I first got it. Having said that, I no longer have the original camera hence it could have been a problem with that particular unit.

    What I did notice, in my instance, it was when I was making alot of config changes at the time, i.e. jumping from Program AE to AV etc and taking a lot of shots while doing so. I just assumed that I had confused it some how and a reboot (must be using a Microsoft OS) seemed to fix it.

    Touch wood, this problem has not raised its head recently.

    Cheers
     

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