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Apprentice
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Camera Doesn't Turn on In Cold

Anyone think my FDR-X3000r is defective? It's 35 degrees outside and when I turn the camera on a memory card error flashes, then the camera turns off. When I fix the error by pushing the card in and out again a few times, the screen then goes blank except for the wifi and Bluetooth icon. I'm using a 95mb U3 4K Sandisk memory card. The batteries are new and fully charged. This happens when I bring it into lower temperatures, not when it's inside my warm apartment. I've received the memory card error inside though...
Expert
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Registered: ‎11-02-2015
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Re: Camera Doesn't Turn on In Cold

Are you sure you put the memory card inside the cam the right way?
Apprentice
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Yes. The gold connectors face the battery compartment.

 

I may have an incompatible card. I'm ordering one of the recommened cards now. Even though it's U3 and 90mb/s, I bet it's not compatible as it's a two years old. I'll update this thread if it works.

 

Also, I like your vibration video test on youtube. Helpful!

Expert
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But the gold connectors have to face the display!

See here: https://youtu.be/BBHOu9MmetY?t=12

 

Thank you for your feedback on my video Smiley Happy

Apprentice
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Re: Camera Doesn't Turn on In Cold

Ah, sorry Nic, I meant the other way! Mine is inserted like in your video. It does not work still.

I made a video of what is happening: https://youtu.be/vW5pSINAh64
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The card you are using isn't even a SDXC card.

 

No wonder you get the error.

 

Visit http://sonyactioncam.reddit.com/ on desktop to see two recommended cards in the sidebar.

Apprentice
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Re: Camera Doesn't Turn on In Cold

Guess what, the card snapped in half last night! LOL! Time to get the recommended card...
Expert
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Re: Camera Doesn't Turn on In Cold


erickeezer wrote:
Guess what, the card snapped in half last night! 

ROFL Smiley Very HappyD

Rookie
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Registered: ‎07-17-2017
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Re: Camera Doesn't Turn on In Cold

How long did you leave it out in the cold for. Most electronics will not work if left out for extended periods of time. There might be some mositure in the camera and it became frozzen. ALways keeps your gear covered and warm then just take out to shot. Put back again. 

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Apprentice
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Re: Camera Doesn't Turn on In Cold

Found out the issue was with a broken SD card, not the camera. Haven't had any issues with the new card inside since.

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