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Bisch 07-10-2018 10:37 PM

Darn Woodpeckers! Trail Camera Blues
 
I have a couple Covert MP6 trail cameras. They work very well, and take a gazillion pics on a set of batteries.

Well, today I went and pulled the cards, and when I started going thru the pics, all of them on one cam were all blurry. I figured that it had just fogged up or something. When I went back out to put a clean card in it, I found this:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5826ff5642.jpg

Is there any way to fix this? The camera is in perfect working order other than this broken glass (I was surprised to find that it was glass and not plastic).

Bisch


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whiplash 07-10-2018 10:52 PM

Covert usually has good customer support. They usually give you a brand new upgrade for a flat rate. I’ve done it twice with the cell phone cameras. Send in old one. Get brand new one for $150

drop dead fred 07-10-2018 10:52 PM

Happens a lot to cams in Mexico some you can send off for repair some we bust out, and replace with plexy

Bisch 07-10-2018 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by whiplash (Post 13478454)
Covert usually has good customer support. They usually give you a brand new upgrade for a flat rate. Iíve done it twice with the cell phone cameras. Send in old one. Get brand new one for $150



Iíve already looked up the phone number, and am going to call them in the morning. Iím not after a freebie. Just want to know if this one can be fixed.

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Bisch 07-11-2018 12:37 AM

Up

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Briar Friar 07-11-2018 12:44 AM

Dang! Once fixed...how do you prevent it from happening again?

Good luck Bisch.

Byron

Snowflake Killa 07-11-2018 06:44 AM

My friend used chicken wire around his

Plain Lucky 07-11-2018 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bisch (Post 13478514)
I’ve already looked up the phone number, and am going to call them in the morning. I’m not after a freebie. Just want to know if this one can be fixed.

Bisch


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Save yourself some hassle and use their online support chat. I believe it’s available from any page on their website. It’s the annoying little box down to th bottom right. I’ve used it a ton and always been pleased with the quick resolution to my question.

You might want to check out Gunnyarts new shade product that also helps protect your camera from woodpeckers.

http://www.gunnyart.com/product/t-shade/

Bisch 07-11-2018 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Plain Lucky (Post 13478795)
Save yourself some hassle and use their online support chat. I believe itís available from any page on their website. Itís the annoying little box down to th bottom right. Iíve used it a ton and always been pleased with the quick resolution to my question.

You might want to check out Gunnyarts new shade product that also helps protect your camera from woodpeckers.

http://www.gunnyart.com/product/t-shade/

Did the chat thing a little while ago. They can't help me out because they don't have parts for them anymore.

I'll have to try a home brew fix, and see what happens.

Bisch

texan4ut 07-11-2018 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bisch (Post 13478514)
Iíve already looked up the phone number, and am going to call them in the morning. Iím not after a freebie. Just want to know if this one can be fixed.

Bisch


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Pull up there web site. It has a chat feature you can type your question in and a live person will answer. I recently wanted to find out how to I could upgrade my Covert Blackhawk. Answered my questions and gave me RA# for the return. Didn't have to call at all.

Hoss163 07-11-2018 04:21 PM

Yep between woodpecker tearing up cameras and coons tearing up your feeders and cows tearing up your pop ups it make for a not so fun hobby !!

BO-N-ARO 07-11-2018 07:32 PM

Ouch! I have heard if you paint wood box stand pink the wood peckers will leave them alone. Maybe paint the TC pink?
You should be able to buy a replacement part??

Bisch 07-12-2018 12:03 AM

Darn Woodpeckers! Trail Camera Blues
 
They just told me ďSorry! We donít have parts for those. Have a nice day!Ē.

So I came up with a plan. I used my drill press to ream out the hole nice and clean. I then ordered a tempered glass phone screen protector on amazon for $6. I have not figured out how Iím going to cut a piece to the size I need, but when I do, I am just going to glue it in with silicone.

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Pedernal 07-12-2018 04:30 PM

You might try plexiglass or see if a small flashlight lens matches the diameter of the camera hole. Not sure if placing plexiglass on top of the outer camera cover would distort pics... It might be worth a shot.

If you can't get it going I would be interested in buying a working cam as I want to experiment/tinker with a known working camera.

ttaxidermy 07-12-2018 06:42 PM

Does anyone know OR have you heard why they do this?? I don't get it... So many things that could be pecking on

Bisch 07-12-2018 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ttaxidermy (Post 13481983)
Does anyone know OR have you heard why they do this?? I don't get it... So many things that could be pecking on



Donít have a clue, but this is about the 3rd camera it has happened to for me. The other two were at a lease and did not get checked until they were already ruined by water getting in them. This one is in the place where I live, and I found it before it got ruined.

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