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Trail Cam Issues

by , Posted to on 10/08/2012 8:38 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
No, it's not stolen!!

I am having issues with my Moultrie gamespy 55irxt. It has not taken pictures in two weeks. There is a message on my cam that says "trail card locked".

I have tried resetting the cam, replacing batteries, and using different sd cards (but not brand new, also made sure that the little lock switch on the sd cards was set to the off position). I read on a couple other forums that the sd cards I am using may have gotten reformatted on my computer from deleting pictures, and will no longer work?? Anybody heard of or experienced this issue??

The cam worked fantastic for the first two months and then this happens. Either someone is effing with my cam, or I have some sd card issues. Thoughts?
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
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by on 10/08/2012 9:01 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/18/2006
Location: ND
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by on 10/08/2012 9:05 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/27/2008
Location: ND
had the same problem..had no idea why it wouldn't work. It was a Moultrie as well
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by on 10/08/2012 9:19 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
biggamehunter Said:
had the same problem..had no idea why it wouldn't work. It was a Moultrie as well
That not good news. Ever get it to work or take it back? I am hoping I can find the receipt.

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
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by on 10/08/2012 9:38 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/23/2012
Location: ND
 I would contact moultrie. There customer service is top notch.
"What we've got here is a failure to communicate"
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by on 10/08/2012 10:06 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2003
Location: ND
Yes had the same issue. Mine turned out to be the card I was using had a micro card that was not installed in the sd card. Put the little micro card in the sd card and whalla...... Hope this helps 
odocoileus Said:
No, it's not stolen!!

I am having issues with my Moultrie gamespy 55irxt. It has not taken pictures in two weeks. There is a message on my cam that says "trail card locked".

I have tried resetting the cam, replacing batteries, and using different sd cards (but not brand new, also made sure that the little lock switch on the sd cards was set to the off position). I read on a couple other forums that the sd cards I am using may have gotten reformatted on my computer from deleting pictures, and will no longer work?? Anybody heard of or experienced this issue??

The cam worked fantastic for the first two months and then this happens. Either someone is effing with my cam, or I have some sd card issues. Thoughts?


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by on 10/08/2012 10:19 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/27/2008
Location: ND
Never did get mine figured out. I kept away from one brand of chips and it seemed to help..sorry i can't tell you off hand what kind it was.
Re: Trail Cam Issues
by on 10/08/2012 10:24 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/05/2010
Location: nd
 Are you sure the little switch isn't going to the lock position as you load the card into your camera? I have a couple cards that the switch is loose and when I insert it into my computer, the switch slides to the lock position. I put a little piece of tape over it and it works fine now. Do you reformat your card when you delete the pictures?


 
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by on 10/08/2012 10:44 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/08/2011
Location: ND
This is your problem.
BringingTheRain Said:
 Are you sure the little switch isn't going to the lock position as you load the card into your camera? I have a couple cards that the switch is loose and when I insert it into my computer, the switch slides to the lock position. I put a little piece of tape over it and it works fine now. Do you reformat your card when you delete the pictures?




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by on 10/08/2012 10:50 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/05/2011
Location: nd
Yes make sure the lock is not sliding down on you on your card.  My Moultries will sometimes slide down when I put the card in even if I am careful.  If it does it says card locked on my screen.

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by on 10/09/2012 00:56 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/02/2005
Location: ND
BringingTheRain Said:
 Are you sure the little switch isn't going to the lock position as you load the card into your camera? I have a couple cards that the switch is loose and when I insert it into my computer, the switch slides to the lock position. I put a little piece of tape over it and it works fine now. Do you reformat your card when you delete the pictures?



Those Sandisk micro-SD adapter cards must all do the same thing.  I have had to tape both of mine also!!

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by on 10/09/2012 01:09 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/05/2010
Location: nd
 
solocam Said:
BringingTheRain Said:
 Are you sure the little switch isn't going to the lock position as you load the card into your camera? I have a couple cards that the switch is loose and when I insert it into my computer, the switch slides to the lock position. I put a little piece of tape over it and it works fine now. Do you reformat your card when you delete the pictures?



Those Sandisk micro-SD adapter cards must all do the same thing.  I have had to tape both of mine also!!

Mine was loose to begin with. I bought this one a year ago for my phone, it's a 4 gig. Now you can get an 8gig for $2 more. 
 
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by on 10/11/2012 8:30 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/11/2012
Location: mi
Never Delete your pic's on anything other than the Trail Cam itself. Other Devices will reformat your cards and mess up the software in the camera. Make sure your card is a class 4 card. Should have a large C with the 4 in the center on your SD card. Hope this helps.
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by on 10/11/2012 8:44 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/03/2009
Location: ND
 
BringingTheRain Said:
 Are you sure the little switch isn't going to the lock position as you load the card into your camera? I have a couple cards that the switch is loose and when I insert it into my computer, the switch slides to the lock position. I put a little piece of tape over it and it works fine now. Do you reformat your card when you delete the pictures?


This is your problem.  Happened to me also.  Easy Fix.


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by on 10/11/2012 11:05 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
Thanks for the tips guys. I will give that a try.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
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by on 10/11/2012 11:08 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
Bringing....I never have purposely reformatted my cards....but I have deleted the pics off of my computer.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
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by on 10/11/2012 11:25 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/05/2010
Location: nd
I've got three different brands of camera so I reformat each time I'm done with the photos.
 
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