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Dead Reefmaster Mini?

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by LowVizWiz, May 19, 2008.

  1. LowVizWiz

    LowVizWiz Instructor, Scuba

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    I took my Reefmaster on a dive this past Saturday and half way into the dive the camera would shut off after snapping a shot. So I thought, maybe the batteries were dead even though I had put on new batteries at the beginning of the dive.

    I tried turning the camera on today and it will not come on... The green light comes on but nothing else. It doesn't seem to have flooded during the dive because it would turn on underwater, it just would not shoot.

    Have any of you seen this before?

    Wys.
     
  2. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Solo Diver

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    Sorry to hear that... Here is the best area to post for that...

    http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/sealife/
     
  3. LowVizWiz

    LowVizWiz Instructor, Scuba

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    Doh! SeaLife and sealife =)
    my bad

    Thanks!
     
  4. El Orans

    El Orans ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    Moved to SeaLife.
     
  5. Former Sealife Employee

    Former Sealife Employee Contributor

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    LowVisWis,

    I would suggest you send it in to our service department and let our technician take a look. You can send it to the address below with a note explaining the problem.

    Denise
     
  6. LowVizWiz

    LowVizWiz Instructor, Scuba

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    Will do!

    Thank you.
     
  7. LowVizWiz

    LowVizWiz Instructor, Scuba

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    It's ALIVE!

    Wow, I was getting ready to ship the camera to Sealife when I decided to give it one more shot, it seems that the problem wasn't the camera, but the SD card.

    I was able to extract the pictures from the SD card by using a USB SD card reader. Now the card won't mount to the desktop or be read by the camera causing the camera to not turn on.
    I'm glad the camera is alright, SD cards are easily replaced, but the thought of not having my camera on my trip to Panama next month was killing me.

    All is well now.

    Wys.
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :hmmm: Wonder why the card went bad? I'm sure the manufacturer will replace it, but odd - I don't think I've heard of a bad one.

    Good that you found the source. I started to ask if you'd tried different batteries and different or no card. 1 gb cards start at $10 on Walmart.com, chepaer on Ebay maybe.
     
  9. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Solo Diver

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    Fairly common for them to go bad. It just happens
     
  10. Former Sealife Employee

    Former Sealife Employee Contributor

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    GREAT! That's good to hear. Enjoy your trip to Panama, and be sure to send us some of your SeaLife photos for possible inclusion in our online photo gallery!
     

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