PLwhyduck: Hi, can you help? Yesterday I got 2 808s, now plugged in to my PC (with my
SDCard) and neither of them work. I press >power< and nothing. Should I
load'em for a few hours or (better) send back?
neil a: Hi Chuck....Can you help? I have a 808#26 and want to turn off the date
time stamp , trouble is I have a mac and can't seem to do it, and ideas
would be gratefully received , thanks, neil
megadaisy01: To play back the video I found Irfanview works and is free from
Elektrikovo: Simply and smart... thanx
toumei64: +Charles Lohr Thank you for your website and all of the information. It's
been very helpful. I'm having a problem, though. My camera starts
recording, and then after about 15-30 minutes, it shuts off. I can turn it
back on and usually start it recording again, but it always does this, so I
only get 1-2 files worth of video (plus a 0-length file for the recording
in progress when it shuts off). I don't think it's the battery. The only
thing I can figure is that it's the memory card, but I've formatted several
times and also tried a different card. I'm about to send it back for a
replacement, I think. Have you ever seen this issue? Thanks.
Charles Lohr: @FEROZMOM2501 Ir a la página web de examinar y determinar qué versión de
cámara que tiene, entonces usted sabrá cómo configurar la fecha y hora.
English: Go to the review webpage to identify the camera version, then you
know how to set the date time.
Yu5b0w: while i'm recording, sometimes i accidently press the on/off button and
then nothing works. the light is off and i can't turn it on, what could be
TheLollyFreaks: hello:) I have the same camera but when I got it, it doesn´t work, when I
connect to computer comes with an error message what should I do?
Charles Lohr: Go to the review website and read "What version is my 808 camera?" and "My
808 does not work. What can I do to fix it?". Slow flashing can mean the
battery is not charged or the flash card can't be written because it is not
formatted or it is full.
Charles Lohr: @pbl136 On most 808 cameras the LED is not a reliable indicator of battery
charge. While USB connected a flashing LED is suppose to mean charging.
With a good USB cable and good USB port, a fully discharged battery will be
charged in less than 75 minutes. Symptom: Camera records only short videos.
Problem: Camera has a problem writing the flash card, or the battery is
almost empty. Solution: Format the flash card or charge the battery.
Layman Productions: Thanks, I needed that!
LoganE15: Charged my camera, it is recognized as free storage on the computer,
reformatted anyways. It turns on, yet if i push shutter button, it flashes
quickly and then starts blinking. Anybody have this problem?
Lord Mik.E: Nice vid :)
cheetohman2: Thanks for this vid. I've had this exact model (#3) for a couple of years,
and it's just sat in a drawer, since I could never read the darned
instructions. With your website's help, I've set the date, and started
using the camera! Great thanks!
Charles Lohr: @otelosimpson TRY - Re-format the flash card, or try a different flash
card. The 5 blinks usually means the camera can't access the flash card.
Charles Lohr: Usually blinking indicates the camera can't access the flash card or the
card is missing. Follow all best practices including reformat the flash
card after one or more files are deleted. Don't use a flash card that has
been formatted in a different device. Have more than one flash card and try
each. Benchmark the card with Crystal Disk Mark to verify the random write
speed is fast.
Deimos HoH: hi, my 808 cam doesn't work! when I turn it on (long press) the led lights
up, but then I cannot do anything more, whatever I press anything it does
nothing, a long press on the video mode and nothing happens, long press on
ON/OFF button and that's the same! Nothing! when, suddendly, after 20-25
sec. it simply flashes four times and then turns off itself! what's wrong?
Charles Lohr: I just verified the instruction in the #16 instruction manual work with my
v0.67 MOV firmware. Do a full format of the flash card. Follow the #16
instruction manual to have the #16 generate SYSCFG.TXT. Verify the file
exists but don't edit it.. Follow the instructions to have the camera read
and delete the file. Verify the file is deleted. If all of that works but
fails when you edit the file then maybe your editor is corrupting the file.
Try a different editor. Good luck.
Charles Lohr: @BOOMhaha5433 Make sure the USB cable is good to insure the camera battery
gets charged. Sometimes this helps: Connect the USB, then when the LED
comes on, immediately disconnect the USB cable.
bayuush: hi, I can't watch the recorded videos and the pictures that I've taken,
Charles Lohr: @bflatt Format the flash card, or try a different flash card. Take photos
and video and see if the problem has gone away. The camera is not robust so
anytime a file is deleted from the flash card, reformat the card.
Prince Of The Wicked Elixir: hey i have a question the video does not work but the camera and mic works
but it goes black when in video mode what should i do?
prytytyt: I got the card but still got flashing LED does it charging? I have remove
card when charge?
John Andres: are these cameras Mac compatible? @Normandy5
BOOMhaha5433: just got one of these today. led stays on while charging like it's supposed
to, however when I unplug from charger after about 3 hours and try to use
it, it fails to power up. any suggestions?
Boby Pallan: when am recording i only get audio files..video is not available .why this
happens..shall i have to make any changes ?
Oran Tamir: i did what you said but when i am connecting the camera to the computer i
just see the TAG file. how am i can see the video?
alexriesenbeck: Thanks so much for making this video. Forget the Chengrish instruction
manual, this is all you need to know~
Charles Lohr: Some 808 cameras only have internal flash memory, and some only have
external flash memory (micro SD or SDHC card). Today, most 808 cameras use
an external flash memory card.
bflatt: I have an 808 micro-camera and every picture or video I take says: "Could
Not Open File, File may be corrupt or in a format Preview (on a Mac)
doesn't recognize" this issue only started a couple weeks ago and after
playing around for a long long time still hasn't gone away - i can't access
anything (pictures or video) i've tried to take in a long time. Any help?
Charles Lohr: They are sold with or without an SD (SDHC) card. Usually, do not buy a
camera with a card because some sellers will supply the worst (slowest)
possible card. For a micro camera, don't buy a generic SD card because the
random write speed can be too slow.
otelosimpson: @Normandy5 Hi, thanks for answering. Unfortunately, i couldn't try it
because my cam has half died. Just works plugged to a USB port. Unplugged,
I can only turn it off or unuselfully record (the led blinks five times and
then the cam self-turned off). In both cases, when I turn it on, the only
thing that does is to discharche itself. Buttons (including reset) don't
respond. I tried the hard reset (unsoldered and soldered one battery's wire
in the board) with no success. Is there still a hope?
Solomon Vandi: Thanks bro (y)
kneel: Ha. Nice. The instructions that come with these are hilarious, just about
dedded101: @Normandy5 I do, but is there a particular way you need to format the card?
Morenower: the best manual ;)
wanaero: Apparently i bought mine and it starts recording only when the led turns
off. Switching on the 808 is just by a single short press.
Steve Burdette: What about instructions on how to put it into webcam mode?
otelosimpson: Could you please help me? I have an old MP3 that has a battery (3.7 - 500
mah) but it says Li-ion. If I replace the original cam battery (3.7- 280
mah), will this work and be safe being not exactly a LiPo? Would I get more
recording time? It seems to have a protection circuit module, cause it has
a small green board. And will I diminish the battery/cam life by adding
more mahs (from 280 to 500)? Thanks a lot in advance!
FuckingNativeWomen: Lol what the freak is a "Long time press"? :D
fsm83: Does it come with TF card mine didn't?
AbdHaziq: yea! i bought it just now. can't wait to try :DD @Normandy5 how many hours
do we have to charge it? :)
Charles Lohr: @iiiiMangoz On most 808 cameras, the LED is not a reliable indicator of
battery charge. To just charge the battery, no TF card is necessary. One
hour will charge the battery, and longer than that can cause problems. See
the review website for best practices, and common symptoms, problems and
Oona Mustonen: Thankyou, this video was very helpful.
Hio Ontario: why the hell cant they put instructions in the box saying very simply all
the things it can do? btw i just got mine from ebay 4 6.99 and the only way
i can get the led on is to connect usb. i press power button really hard
and nothing! no life! so now im gunna take it apart!
Charles Lohr: As you discovered your mod to add an external battery was the problem. The
808 will not operate below 3.6V. So, two external AA batteries won't work.
mumofthebeastie: Hi ..I can use the cam and video ok....but when I connect to pc it shows as
a mass storage device and will not open.....so am unable to view files
etc...it asked me to install disc...???...when I first plugged into pc it
auto installed drivers for me.would appreciate any help..thanks
Henry Pul: hey man i want to ask something can i set the timer?i mean for example i
put the micro camera there and i want it to start recording automatically
according to my setting time?can i?
MastersOfTechnology: Hi my camera stop working. It was not used for half year and now it doesn't
work. I change the battery, but still the same. Please look on my video,
help :) /watch?v=wsDO7d5NhOw