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SnapCam Won't Power Up ¶ 

SnapCam will not power on. The power light is giving no feedback.

Faulty Charger ¶ 

It is possible that the charger you are working with is faulty. To remedy this situation try another charger. The SnapCam displays a red light when it is charging.

Faulty USB Port ¶ 

The SnapCam Lite will not charge on a USB 1.1 port. You should use a high speed USB 2.0 port.

SnapCam Keeps Vibrating ¶ 

SnapCam vibrates without stopping, and the camera won't turn off.

Reset Required ¶ 

Try pressing the reset button on the end of the camera with a paper clip or other small pointed object.

Firmware Outdated ¶ 

Go to and download the newest firmware. Then move into the firmware folder on the device.

Unreadable Memory Card ¶ 

SnapCam has a memory card, but it is not reading.

Loose Memory Card ¶ 

The memory card is not inserted all the way in the slot. Remove the memory card and place it back in. Push it in until a clipping sound is heard.

Corrupted Memory Card ¶ 

The SnapCam Lite has restrictions in place for usable memory cards. The memory card must be a microSD card and needs to be formatted to FAT32 32KB Data Allocation. If this is the problem, the SnapCam will beep every three seconds to notify you that the memory card need to be formatted.

To format your memory card, connect it to your computer. Open up the 'Computer' window and right click on your memory card and select 'Format' in the options. In the 'Format' window, select the FAT32 32KB option and select quick format.

SnapCam Power Light Keeps Blinking Red ¶ 

Power light blinks red over and over again

Incompatible Memory Card ¶ 

This is yet another indicator that the memory card you are using is not compatible. You will need to find a suitable replacement. Memory Card Class 6 or above.

Blurry Pictures ¶ 

All the photos come out blurry or obscured

Lens is Dirty ¶ 

Try cleaning the lens gently. Use a cleaning cloth to clean the camera lens to avoid scratching it.


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