Huge delay at power-on

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umit kivanç

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Huge delay at power-on

PostSat Dec 28, 2013 10:33 am

Hi all,
When I press the power button on BMPCC it takes sometimes very long until the LCD screen works. I cannot know if other functions launch or not because the LCD shows nothing for a while. With huge delay I mean times between 30 sec to 1'45" min. But sometimes -only at the third-fourth attempt, never at the first try- the LCD works just after you release the power button. AC power or battery doesn't change the situation. Is my camera defect or is there something I can do? Does anybody else has the same problem?
Thanks ahead for help
Ümit
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostSat Dec 28, 2013 11:12 am

Sounds like you need to send it back.
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostSat Dec 28, 2013 12:33 pm

That is definitely not normal. The Pocket cam is ready to shoot in a matter of seconds, i've never seen different.

Do you have the latest firmware?
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostSat Dec 28, 2013 9:48 pm

I had 1.5 and upgraded it to 1.5.1. No change.
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostSat Dec 28, 2013 10:07 pm

Then this is a hardware problem for sure, get in contact with BM or your vendor.
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostSun Dec 29, 2013 12:26 am

I've buyed it from Germany, I'm in Istanbul... It will be an adventure for sure:)
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostSun Dec 29, 2013 2:01 am

Try to contact your local BM office first, i hear they've been very helpfull in similar cases; if you have to go through your vendor, at least german customers rights are very helpfull.
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostSun Dec 29, 2013 10:54 am

Thanks. I will try everything:)
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostFri Jan 03, 2014 1:08 pm

Any resolution to this?

I just received my BMPCC (also from Germany) and the display does not switch on, at all. The camera itself appears functional though.
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostFri Jan 03, 2014 1:58 pm

Maybe you can try to power on without the card, just to discard things
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostFri Jan 03, 2014 2:07 pm

jtorrents wrote:Maybe you can try to power on without the card, just to discard things


Yep, tried with and without the card, lense, battery and !n combination of these. No effect :(
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Re: Huge delay at power-on

PostFri Jan 03, 2014 5:42 pm

I will send it back to the company where I've buyed it. The defect is related to the LCD screen. If you connect f.e. a Ninja recorder or a monitor to the camera, you have the picture on these devices just right after powering up the BMPCC. Not a second. But the waiting time for the LCD can reach 2 minutes!
...So you're not alone - me too. (And we both have purchased the camera from germany?!)
(Beside of this bug, the camera is one of the most excellent innovations in the history of mankind:) I mean it!)
ümit

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