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Included Instructions could use some help,
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Here is the help. I hope it does.
K1: (ON/OFF) Button nearest USB on 2 button side of unit
K2: (Shutter Button) Button furthest from USB on 2 button side of unit
K3: (Motion Detect) Button on single (1) button side of unit
K1: (on/off) Long press will give vibration and blue then red light indicating standby.
While Red light is indicating standby, a short press on K2, will cause a photo to be taken. A momentary blue light and vibration will be the indication of success. Repeat to take more photos.
While in standby (red LED) a long press of K2 will give you two vibration indications and red LED flashing. Video will begin capture after the third red flash. A short press on K2 will end video recording, 1 vibration and return camera to standby mode (Red LED).
In standby mode, a short press of K3 (only button on single button side) will give 3 vibrations red LED will flash 4 times, indicating motion detect mode is on. When motion is detected video will begin recording after 1 blue flash of LED. A short press of K3 will end motion detect mode and return to standby.
Trouble shooting: If K1 does not turn unit on, fully charging then pressing both K1 and K2 together will reset the unit.
Time Date can be set by looking for a file on the memory card named tag.txt, open and edit with notepad. You will find a single line of text containing a date /time (2012-05-01 23:59:59). Changing this to current time/date then saving, then removing USB from the computer and starting a video, will cause the date time to change to whatever you set, and continue from there.
Standby: Testing this leads me to believe that standby lasts for 2 minutes of no button presses, unless you are in motion detect mode.
Charging battery is accomplished by connecting to powered USB port, blue light indicated charging, when blue LED turns off, charging is complete.
They claim 120 minute battery life, I have not tested.
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Initial post: Jul 23, 2013 12:06:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2013 12:20:01 PM PDT
People like you are very helpful indeed, thanks for the help!!!
Posted on Jul 29, 2013 9:57:56 PM PDT
Richard Brown says:
I haven't received mine yet, but I'm hoping your help has belayed all the negative reviews from those that can't even get the hang of a can opener.
Posted on Aug 8, 2013 2:25:57 PM PDT
Sly Kitten Box says:
yeah no kidding word for word instructions. I have seen first graders write clearer instructions.
Posted on Aug 8, 2013 4:47:12 PM PDT
Theresa Bailey says:
just got mine and don't seem to have a blue light?????
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013 5:05:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2013 5:06:12 PM PDT
It is in the very small hole on the two button side, when lit it is blue or red indicating the status. If you see the red lite the blue light is in the same spot. If you are charging that is the best way to see the blue light blinking, it goes off when fully charged.
Posted on Sep 13, 2013 7:29:08 PM PDT
Been having difficulty getting the motion detection to work. Help?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2013 8:01:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 13, 2013 8:05:42 PM PDT
Richard Brown says:
Turn the u8 on, while it's in standby press the k3, then go over & press the k1 ( don't hold either down just press). Now it is motion detect mode. There are quite a few "how to operate u8 spy camera" videos on youtube, some of which even tell you of other functions "voice record".
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2013 9:26:27 AM PDT
Thanks for the suggestion. I youtubed it as you suggested. Instructions said to hold K3, wait for virbrations and 4 flashes of red light, then press K1. I can hold K3 (in standby mode) for as long as I want, the device does not vibrate and light does not flash.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 8:45:54 PM PST
Jim Barstad says:
I concur these people are very helpful.
Posted on Mar 27, 2014 1:51:21 PM PDT
I charged mine, and tried to turn it on. It vibrated and flashed the lights like it was supposed to. Then 10 sec later, it started vibrating pulses (20 in all) and then just shut down. Any ideas? Do I need to put a memory card in, maybe?