I know there is at least one other thread for the cam, but I couldn't find it anymore...
I have slight problems with that little wireless camera that came with the EZ-Bot kit. The stick is recognized by my PC (and my old laptop) no problem. The camera claims to be working (the blue LED is lit) but I get no picture. I read some other threads in the forum to be sure there are no other wireless gadgets running, so I took my laptop to my bedroom where there should be no 2.4GHz distractions, but I still get no picture. Any ideas?
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Did it ever work? if not check the frequency of the USB stick and the camera its on the side of the stick not sure where on the camera though. All I can think of for now
it never worked yet. I tried with the amcap tool that comes with the camera and with the camera control. Both with the same effect: A black picture.
Do you have any idea how to check the frequency? According to the cameras manual it basically should just work. I didn't find anything to configure ...
Try another PC if possible I'm at work at the moment but will post a pic later of the frequency marking on the USB receiver and see if its the are the same as yours.
Is the aerial screwed in properly?
I believe you press the button briefly to turn it on and hold for 4 seconds or so to switch if off
Try switching it off and on
Then put the usb dongle in. And finally turn on the camera.
Also make sure the camera is fully charged, or at least plugged into a usb port. Charging takes a few hours.
There is also a little button on the side of the usb dongle to program the frequency. You should never have to use it becuase they are pre-programmed. but if you're refuses to work, you might need to use it.
It has a decal on the back where the "1" is kind of scratched out ...
It is possible that I don't get something very simple, but after charging the camera whole night I can't get it on (no blue light). It is also not turning on if connected to PC via USB. Camera didn't turn on at the start, after unpacking the Kit. I've changed the charging method by changing AC to charge from PC, replacing USB cable, but didn't get the result. After plugging to charger I see red light a couple of seconds and it turns off. Is it normal. I haven't seen any blue light or any other signs of working during all that time. Any suggestions?
If usb cable is plugged (charging mode), the red led lights a couple of seconds and turns off. If I press power on button with USB cable plugged I get a fast blink of blue led that takes less than a second. Nothing else happens with camera.
otherwise I wouldn't see any fast blue led blink. As I didn't see any reaction from camera during yesterday, I've decided to check what is going on inside myself. I would be more happy to fix it without asking replacement (is it still possible to claim replacement after removing enclosure? not sure and it is not funny to wait the new camera).
Just tried mine and it behaves as you describe. The mini USB port is a charging connection for the battery (I think) if you solder an EZ-B connector to the power connections of the camera (where the battery was connected) it should behave normally and the Blue light will stay on after holding the button down for a second or so.