Please do not use "post comments" to ask for camera help and advice. Use phone or Skype IM in the first instance.

Updates and posts to this web site are delayed due to ongoing problems I am having with internet access. This is because of the degradation of the existing phone line infrastructure which it is hoped will be upgraded by the end of the summer of 2017.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Ltl Acorn 6210 Control Panel Screen Display Distorted or not working - All Models

Fig 1:  6210 screen display distortion

If you have an Ltl Acorn 6210 model camera which suddenly shows a distorted (inverted, sideways shift and/or expanded) screen display as illustrated by figures 1 to 4 then try upgrading to the latest firmware which is available from the manufacturers download page.

If a firmware upgrade does not cure the problem then it is almost certainly being caused by a faulty ribbon cable and/or a faulty display panel PCB. Other symptoms of a faulty ribbon cable may be a white screen, screen not powering up or buttons not working as expected.

The only way to be sure is to dismantle the camera and substitute with a new ribbon cable. If the problem persists then test with a known good test panel (figure 5) if

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Rejecting extinction: beaver reintroduction offers major benefits to Scotland

European beaver feeding © Laurie Campbell

The potential reintroduction of beavers to Scotland after almost 500 years is a historic opportunity that could bring major environmental and economic benefits to Scotland – including by generating millions of pounds through eco-tourism, said award-winning conservation charity Trees for Life today.

This week or next, Scottish Natural Heritage is due to report to the Scottish Government on the Scottish Beaver Trial – a five-year trial reintroduction of beavers in Argyll’s Knapdale Forest – paving the way for the government to announce later this year whether the species will be allowed to live freely in
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This web site is about the wildlife, particularly the mammals, of the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve area in the north west Highlands of Scotland, UK; and the equipment I use to search for them, which is chiefly trail cameras.

I provide a technical support and parts service for the Ltl Acorn range of cameras and the income from this provides for the upkeep of this site and the purchase of cameras for my own surveying.

I hope you find the site useful and informative; and please contact me if you have any questions that I haven't already covered.