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Need help fixing an Eyeclops Bionicam

I received an eyeclops bionicam that doesn't seem to work. I would love a manual to assist with fixing the issue, how can I go about that?

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Hi @lanabrown ,

You could try contacting the manufacturer and ask if a service manual or schematic diagram was available, even if you have to purchase it at a reasonable cost. I wouldn't hold my breath on this one, but it never hurts to ask, the worst they can say is no.

Without a schematic you'll have to open it up to gain access to the motherboard/power board etc and then start to diagnose the problem as best you can.

As you haven't stated what is wrong with it, I can only suggest general diagnostic testing.

1. Does it power on or give an indication of power being connected?

If not then that is a good start. Hopefully once you have fixed the power problem the rest of the circuitry will be OK. Check that the power connections from the battery holder through whatever On/Off switch to the circuit board are good. With the batteries removed use a DMM's Ohmmeter function to test continuity of both the +ve and -ve battery supply leads. (The batteries haven't leaked have they and corroded the terminals making them high resistance for example?)

If so with the batteries inserted, use a DMM's Voltmeter function to measure the voltage level arriving at the board to ensure that it is the correct value.

2. Once you have established that the power is reaching the board or why it hasn't and have fixed that and it still doesn't work it becomes a bit harder to find out what the problem is. Start looking for simple problems such as burnt out components, heat stressed components, broken connections, dry solder joints etc . Use a strong light and a magnifying glass when you do this to get a better view (especially dry solder joints).

Hopefully it is a start.

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