Tip & How-To about Moultrie Panoramic 150 Trail Camera
This unit is quirky, but has a robust user menu. The biggest problem is the security code entry mode sometimes gets stuck, and you can't get into the programming mode. Other modes get stuck for various reasons.
Here's a little inside for problems entering into the programming mode for the P-150
If you enter your security code, and the screen freezes and won't unlock, get this.
It took me a long time to figure this out, and nothing in the manual or online will help you get unstuck from the security code mode.
A little something on the side first, so take note when considering purchasing this beast:
Customer service at Moultrie is almost non-existent, and they refuse to attempt any repairs on cameras past it's warranty period. Nice, huh? End user, end of the line if you have a dead stick past the one year warranty, and no repair facility. Nothing like getting stuck with a $250-350 unit and no repair capabilities from the manufacturer. People working the phones have attitude, so nothing like adding insult to injury. If you forget you security code, try calling customer service for an unlock code bypass
Try the following fix. May cure problems with menu items getting stuck too, just not sure. Problems with getting out of the security code mode, freezing up:
Your memory card is unformatted.
Your memory card is bad.
Your memory card has bad sectors or unreadable.
Take card out of camera. Load it into your laptop, and click icon. Windows will look for drive errors, and ask permission to repair.
If the card is bad, it will tell you. If not, click yes and wait for completion.
I would format the card in your laptop, not the camera format option. Just a thought.
Hope this helps folks out there, it took me several attempts over a year to get back into the programming menu, having to settle for that ridiculous Panoramic Hybrid default mode because I couldn't enter into the unlocked programming mode. Sure hope this helps hunters out there
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