I'm currently working with FFI (Fauna & Flora International) in São Tomé and Príncipe, and a bunch of 'problem' camera traps from the field site have been sent over to FFI's UK office (in Cambridge). The camera traps are not functioning, and there doesn't seem to be anything the matter with them externally, which indicates that it might perhaps be an internal issue.
The camera traps are all Bushnell E3s.
I've had a look at the video below, but would anyone have any guidance on how these traps could be fixed, what to look for, and potentially who to send it to for repairs, if needed (in the UK)?
Many thanks for your help with this!
8 October 2022 12:55am
The first question should be asked of the supplier of the cameras. Are they still covered by the warranty/guarantee period? Note that opening up the camera trap to look at the internals can void the warranty. Camera trap repairs are difficult unless you have someone with knowledge of electronics and a source of possible spare parts. Problems with the controlling circuit boards can be common. It is usually cheaper to replace then spend the time and money attempting a repair. If you can, post the issue on this Facebook page and ask the followers. they may have experienced the same problem.