Camera works fine at ground level, powers up then shuts down at installation site.
We have a Sony network camera we're trying to install. It works fine at ground level, but when I try to install it at our mounting location- appx 75 feet from the router and power source- it powers up, does its pan/tilt start up routine, and then appears to just power down and I can't see it on the network anymore. I've tested the power line and I'm getting power (obviously, since it's powering up to start). I've also tested the network cable- If I bring a laptop up to the mounting location I can get internet access through the cable just fine.
Other than a defective camera any other suggestions what the problem could be?
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The camera is not the problem. Are you using a USB Cable to connect the camera or a Cat5 cable. It has to be with the cable connecting the camera. If you have the manual for the camera, check to see how far from the computer you can set it and what the cable requirements are. Hope this is of some help. Bud
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Most brands of cameras deliver a CD with the camera, containing software, needed to backup, transfer and work with the pictures shot, on a computer.
Most of the time there is software is for both, Windows and MAC.
Before you connect the camera to any computer, you should install the software. The disk also has the drivers for the old operating systems.
If you lost the CD, or just don't know where it is right now, you can go to the site of your camera brand and try to download the software you need. For that look under support.
If your camera is old, and the brand does not exist anymore, try a freeware picture transfer / editing software pack. Like Gimp or Adobe Photoshop elements.
Just connecting a camera to a computer causes two things. The camera shuts down, and the computer won't recognise the camera. So nothing works.
Some cameras can be charged with an USB cable connected to the computer. Another reason, why the camera shuts down when no software and no driver is installed.
hi, its clear that the battery is gone .
replace the battery with a new one its gonna work fine.
when you plug the charging chord into the camera,the camera shuts down because the battery is gone.the battery has lost the ability to charge,so to protect your handycam from any hazard the camera shuts off.
Memory sticks now have two types regular and HC. The memory stick is either nor or nand? The new high capacity nand flash cards can not be use in older cameras. Older cameras also have limits on the capacity that it can access. Read your manual to check out the size of memory stick it can use. Most stores sell large capacity memory sticks only good for new digital cameras. you may have to buy older flash cards on ebay.
If you are trying to shut down with the camera still connected!!??GOTO the bottom right of screen and ""safely remove hardware"" see if the system will shut down.....sometimes a hardware driver does not want to shut down so you must turn it off and plug it in again when you start windows again....
Common problems are along the lines of what you are saying.
Start with the last installed program
( Sony Video Camera ) and remove the program as follows.
Click start, All programs ( it may be highlighted in the list ) look for your Sony Video program, wave the mouse over it to see if it has a menu ( look for uninstall Sony Video ) and follow the prompts.
If the program does not come with it's own uninstall program
ClickStart, Control Panel, Add or remove programs ( look for it in the list - most likely in alphabetical order, if you have it listed by name )
Click on the program you want and clickRemove the Sony Video program.
Check to see if your PC will now reboot.
Strange things happen if the either the software or hardware does not work the way it was intended to do.
Try to avoid a deliberate power down (with the button on the front of the case ) - which should be considered a forced shut down or emergency use only.
Remove the latest additions to your computer and try the shut down process again.
Being a lap top, you could fully charge the battery and take it to a repair guy, phone ahead and explain the situation. Eventually the unit will need to be powered down either way, but if it's in the hands of a repair man, little or no further harm can come to it.
If the PC powers back up and seems to run ok with the ram stick in place, it would suggest the ram is fine, but could also be the cause of the strange behavior, for whatever reason.
I have had this problem with both a DSC-P72 and a DSC-P92 (same camera but 5 Mega pixel) They do need real good batteries, when the camera shut’s down I can run MP3 players or flashlights with those batteries for quit a while before those devices are dead. I was traveling overseas once and installed “fresh” carbon batteries and the camera wouldn’t work at all. I had no photos on that trip until I found some alkaline batteries. I even have bought 2 “dead” cameras to find that they work fine with REALLY GOOD batteries. So try it again before dumping the camera.