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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...
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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?
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Re: Camera Doesn't Turn on In Cold

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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!

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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

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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.

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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...
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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

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