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Old 07-10-2018, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default 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:



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).

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Old 07-10-2018, 10:52 PM   #2
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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
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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Happens a lot to cams in Mexico some you can send off for repair some we bust out, and replace with plexy
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:19 PM   #4
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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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Old 07-11-2018, 12:37 AM   #5
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:44 AM   #6
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Dang! Once fixed...how do you prevent it from happening again?

Good luck Bisch.

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Old 07-11-2018, 06:44 AM   #7
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:07 AM   #8
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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.

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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/

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Old 07-11-2018, 02:37 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 07-11-2018, 03:53 PM   #10
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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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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.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:21 PM   #11
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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 !!
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:32 PM   #12
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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??
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:03 AM   #13
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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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Old 07-12-2018, 04:30 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:42 PM   #15
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Does anyone know OR have you heard why they do this?? I don't get it... So many things that could be pecking on
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:02 PM   #16
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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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