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Has this happened to your camera?

  1. May 27, 2008 #1

    ~christina~

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    Well, it was not fun yesterday.

    I went to the zoo and when I arrived there my camera was working fine.
    Then after I went to eat, I tried using it again, but could not preview the pictures I took.

    I would press the preview button and the picture would show for 1 second and then flash before me, and promptly either disapear into a black screen or go dim (green and 1/5 of the original brightness- to the point of not being able to see the picture)

    Started having a panic attack, sort of anyhow.

    It's fine now, (I'm really relieved I didn't have to send it out for maintanance at a nikon dealer, because that would have took time) I think that this was caused by me placing it onto the railing on the outside of the seal pool that had become hot, because of the sun beating on it.


    Could it have gotten overheated and become loopy for awhile and has this happened to anyone else with a digital slr camera or any other camera?
     
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  3. May 27, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    It could have been the heat. You don't want to overheat anything that's computerized.
     
  4. May 27, 2008 #3

    ~christina~

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    :frown:

    but if something gets overheated, would it always get back to normal, or would it be fried for good?
     
  5. May 27, 2008 #4

    Evo

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    Depends on if the components become damaged.
     
  6. May 27, 2008 #5
    If it gets hot enough it will be fried for good. I don't know how hot that would be. You might check your manual for operating environment requirements.
     
  7. May 27, 2008 #6
    Christine, Manifacturers would define normal operating temperatures to be limited to perhaps 110 - 120 F. That is tested to be fine. No-one can really tell what will happen beyond that. You were lucky this time it seems. Of course there is a tendency to get a bit careless when familiar with the equipment. But really you should always threat that fine D40X of yours with utmost care as if it was the first time that you laid hands on it.
     
  8. May 27, 2008 #7

    JasonRox

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    All my electronics take a beating. :eek:
     
  9. May 27, 2008 #8

    ~christina~

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    :uhh: well if I threaten it with "care"...it should behave :wink:
    but seriously, I always treat the camera with care, as it's an expensive piece of equipment.

    Hm..well it is just fine today, and I shot a baby squirrel :smile:
     
  10. May 27, 2008 #9

    tiny-tim

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    hmm … obviously ok with squirrels.

    Perhaps the clue is:
    I think Feynman would say that the problem was … you didn't have a perfect seal. :smile:
     
  11. May 27, 2008 #10

    ~christina~

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    Of course..I know where the problem was..(not stupid):rolleyes:
     
  12. May 27, 2008 #11

    Tsu

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    Sometimes when I can't view anything on my screen, its because I've accidentally hit the 'display' button on the camera. If I push that button, I can see again!! It's JUST AMAZING how that works!!!! :ROFL:
     
  13. May 27, 2008 #12

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    oh yeah!! DON'T SHOOT BABY SQUIRRELS!!!
    ...unless you plan to eat em... :biggrin:
     
  14. May 27, 2008 #13
    I would think it might be due to low battery...
     
  15. May 27, 2008 #14
    Thats probably becuase unlike your camera, hers is very, very, very expensive.

    My pocket camera is a piece of junk. :frown:
     
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  16. May 27, 2008 #15
    LOL, I wouldn't let some dumbass touch my camera (an Olympus E-500) and it only cost $800 with the two lens kit.
     
  17. May 28, 2008 #16

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    Nah, my cellphone isn't anywhere near junk. The new Sony Ericson phone with the nice camera and all.

    Most people are surprised it's still working.

    Or my iPod! I don't put a case on it. Putting a case on it is dumb. If it can't take a fall to the ground, it's garbage. Anyways, I was walking and then being careless with my iPod, it ended up smashing into the ground. I just picked it and continued walking like nothing happen. A lady stopped me and was like... "How can you not freak out!? Is it broken? OMG, you don't even have a case on it!" ... just an iPod come on.
     
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  18. May 28, 2008 #17

    ~christina~

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    no, it had 3 bars...which is the total it can have.

    yes it is...
    My Nikon was 800 something with 2 lens' as well. But adding my 70-300mm which is more than half that ammount is painful to the pocket.
     
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  19. May 28, 2008 #18
    Yeah I wanna get a telephoto. Olympus 4/3 mounting effectively doubles my zoom, so a 50-150 for example is the same as a 100-300 on a 35mm. They're sooo expensive though
     
  20. May 28, 2008 #19
    In life, you get what you pay for. You have one damn nice camera!

    Id love to have a camera like that just becuase the images are so sharp. But its WAY to big to be used as an everyday pocket camera. HOWEVER, a few friends of mine have these new pocket cameras that take AMAZING pictures! I couldnt believe it.
     
  21. May 28, 2008 #20
    I got my ipod for free, and I dont use a case either. I like it exactly for the fact that its small. The case makes it so bulky its pointless in buying a thin device! BUT, it does cost something like $250 bucks, so Im not going to let it smash against anything. (I have a black 30G Ipod video). You should take better care of things you own.
     
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