Help: Mobius Randomly Shutting Down :(

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So I'm currently on a trip in Virginia.

I'm using the Mobius to capture certain moments during my trip. Since getting here I've noticed it randomly shuts down capturing/getting some footage. I've had 5 filming sessions so far.

1st session - Didn't even record
2nd session - filmed everything
3rd session - filmed everything
4th session - shut down randomly midway through the session
5th session - again, shut down randomly midway through the session

This has all happened over the last 24-hours. The camera was fully charged when I arrived on Monday afternoon and I even recharged it last night when I went to bed. I'm currently charging it now just in case as I type this since I'm planning to do some more filming sessions this evening. The mobius is usually stationed and the light indicating its recording. When I come back to the camera to stop recording, its off.

Space isn't an issue. I still had 15 GBs left after the 5th session. But just in case, I've now cleared/transferred the videos off my Mobius so now the full capacity is available.

Any help from the good guys in this forum is super appreciated.
 
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tried a different memory card?

tried a different power supply?
I only have the one memory card thats in the camera (Transcend red/black 32 GB). I could go to the local Walmart and buy a new card if they sell appropriate ones for the Mobius.

For the sessions the camera has been "recording" on its own with no power source.
 

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battery might be getting to the end of it's useful life, once the battery gets to that stage it will start being inconsistent
 
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battery might be getting to the end of it's useful life, once the battery gets to that stage it will start being inconsistent
I'm about to cry :(

Super important having it work during this trip. Does walmart sell that type of battery (or just Bandgood, Amazon)?
 
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@jokiin do you know any of the Mobius dealers with super fast shipping, or is pretty much standard delivery time?

Just used it again and it shut down 6 minutes in.
 

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Can you buy a small, cheap powerbank and run the camera off the miniUSB charging cable, perhaps holding them together with an elastic band or two? Even a tiny 2000mAh powerbank would give you longer recording capability than the original battery.
 
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Can you buy a small, cheap powerbank and run the camera off the miniUSB charging cable, perhaps holding them together with an elastic band or two? Even a tiny 2000mAh powerbank would give you longer recording capability than the original battery.
pardon my ignorance, example of the powerbank? and holding together with an elastic band....couldn't I just plug the usb into the powerbank?

Also you mentioned 2000mAh pb is longer than the original battery. For future reference is there a mobius battery I can install thats 2000mAh?
 

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OK, maybe not 2000mAh. This 10000mAh powerbank is fairly small - there's plenty more like it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/B07MS1B8KQ
Yes, you can simply plug the powerbank into the Mobius. The only reason I mentioned an elastic band is to hold them together, depending on your intended use. e.g. hand-held

The Mobius battery capacity is 820mAh. There are no other sizes available.
 

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OK, maybe not 2000mAh. This 10000mAh powerbank is fairly small - there's plenty more like it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/B07MS1B8KQ
Yes, you can simply plug the powerbank into the Mobius. The only reason I mentioned an elastic band is to hold them together, depending on your intended use. e.g. hand-held

The Mobius battery capacity is 820mAh. There are no other sizes available.
A good candidate for this purpose might be a small tube style power bank from Anker or PowerADD. Both are 5000 mAh. (There are many similar ones on the market but it's best to stick with a name brand that provides a warranty and customer service.)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/B00MWU1GGI
https://www.amazon.com/gp/B01CU1EC6Y
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Thank you both so much!

Funny all my products for my phone (chargers, battery packs) and my gym headphones are all Anker lol.

Going to buy that and a battery replacement today. Just a matter of finding the right spot with normal/fast shipping speeds.
 
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Bought the powerbank. Tried finding at a local best buy here in NY (where I'm staying during my current east coast trip) but they don't have it. I'll buy the battery when I get back to Canada. Frustrating these issues popped up now but ah well.
 

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Bought the powerbank. Tried finding at a local best buy here in NY (where I'm staying during my current east coast trip) but they don't have it. I'll buy the battery when I get back to Canada. Frustrating these issues popped up now but ah well.
Spytec in NYC will probably have a replacement Mobius battery in stock. (@spytec is a member here at DCT, although they haven't logged in for some time.)

https://www.spytec.com/

SPYTEC
135 W. 36th St., 13th Floor
New York, 10018
 
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Spytec in NYC will probably have a replacement Mobius battery in stock. (@spytec is a member here at DCT, although they haven't logged in for some time.)

https://www.spytec.com/

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135 W. 36th St., 13th Floor
New York, 10018
OMG! thank you so much. Will call tomorrow to make sure. They don't have any online, hopefully they have in-store. Perfect because I have errands to run in that area too tomorrow. I owe you a drink!
 

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Hope they do have it in stock! They are usually pretty expensive for items like this but if they have one I'm sure it will be worth every penny. :)
 
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Hope they do have it in stock! They are usually pretty expensive for items like this but if they have one I'm sure it will be worth every penny. :)
Pretty expensive as in under $20? lol. I'll definitely call first. I don't mind pay a little extra to get it in person vs. waiting for shipping. If the price is decent I'll buy one and order another few via the usual dealers for a cheaper price.

BONUS: In not so related news. Looking to invest in 2 new cameras when I get back home. Preferably the size of the Mobius with true 4k capabilities. Looking at Mobius Maxi, GitUp F1 and some sort of GoPro. The original Mobius I have is good but feel like the picture quality isn't as sharp as I want it to be.
 

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The original Mobius I have is good but feel like the picture quality isn't as sharp as I want it to be.
Have you fine tuned the image adjustment parameters, or are they all set to default? IMO the Mobius 1 is still capable of recording video footage as good as most other small cameras.

I have a F1 vs Maxi thread coming soon.
 
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