A119 died after 1 week

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  1. Praeceps

    Praeceps New Member

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    Okay so I bought the A119 a week ago and for some reason one day it just won't turn on. I have connected it to my pc and still no life still so it's not the power lead. Anything I can do really?

    I have swapped SD cards about and no difference. I think I will order another from amazon and swap (I bought the one that died from amazon too) and send the one that died back. Question here is do you think I should I swap the GPS unit around as it's a hassle to take it off the windshield? or return that in case that caused the problem?
     
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    If you plugged the power cord into the GPS unit, try plugging it into the camera instead and see if that turns on the camera.
     
  3. CaptureYourAction

    CaptureYourAction Well-Known Member Retailer

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    Computer USB ports usually don't supply enough power to properly power the camera. Try using a USB charger (phone charger) that supplies at least 1A.
     
  4. Praeceps

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    Okay so yeah plugging it into the camera is the first thing I did instead of the GPS unit in case that was the problem. I was using USB 3.0 so I would think it would have been enough but I've tried a phone charger and no change either.
     
  5. CaptureYourAction

    CaptureYourAction Well-Known Member Retailer

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    Make sure to try another cable as well.
     
  6. Praeceps

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    Yep. Used two different cables, I used one of the them for my previous dashcam with no problems.
    Just no life at all so I don't think it would be the cables. It's the camera.

    I have such awful luck with dashcams. -_-
     
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    CaptureYourAction Well-Known Member Retailer

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    I'd try powering the camera without a memory card inserted as well. Never know.
     
  8. Praeceps

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    And that..
     
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    Sounds like to me the manufacturer should make it right and replace your obviously defective unit
     
  10. jokiin

    jokiin Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    I'm sure that wouldn't be an issue
     
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