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Dougie

Anyone's helmet cam battery blow up yet?

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Mine did this past weekend. It was real hot outside and probably hotter in the fannypack I had it in. I'm wondering if anyone else had this problem or not? It didn't actually blow but it bubbled out at the cells and will not work anymore.

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That sucks.

How about posting some of the video??

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Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.

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I feel your pain. Sometimes i'm just plain illiterate.

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Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.

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I'd love to but I can't figure out how to post it. I get it converted on my computer but don't have the know how to post on a site. I'm computer illiterate.

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Ive noticed mine getting really hot, but it has not affected its performance any. Thanks for the tip though Doug. Sounds like I might wait for cooler temps to use it.

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Darin in Missouri - 1999 WR400F

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[This message has been edited by MOmilkman (edited 07-14-2001).]

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Bummer.

So far mine is hanging in there. Yesterday I punished it real hard in 90+ degree heat all day and it is still looking new. I wonder why this happened to you. Could it be that it was overcharged? When charging my battery I will unplug it when the light on the charger goes out. Just a thought.

Did you contact the helmetcam folks and bitch about it? Maybe they will give you a new one if you make a big stink.

About posting video, maybe I can help (I would love to see it). Without getting into the technical bs, here is what you need to do it:

1. A video file (duh).

2. A place on the web large enough to put the video file. (about 15MB per minute of video on average)

3. A FTP program (FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, it copies the video file from your hard disk to the web)

4. A place to provide a link to the video file. ThumperTalk would work. Just provide the path of the video file like this: http://www.h2ooh.com/helmetcam/deep_creek.avi

You can get a FTP program for free on the web. There are lots of them and they are very easy to use. I have an old version of one called WS_FTP32. You can get a new version of it here: http://www.gabn.net/junodj/ws_ftp32.htm You will find yourself using the FTP software for lots of things one you get the hang of it. It also helps if you have a fast internet connection. With a 56k modem it will take hours to copy the video file(s) to the internet. With a cable or DSL modem it takes only a minute or two.

When pointing to the path of the video file in item 4 above, you would use something like this: http://your_isp.com/your_user_name/the_video_file. Some experimentation is in order to get things figured out, but it really looks and sounds harder that it is.

Good luck!

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Thanks Ron,

I picked up a website at yahoo but am still learning how to actually make a video post. yeah, one minute will take up the web space but that is all I'd use if for anyway. I do have cable hookup so it should go quick.

I was laughing today as I got more of last weeks trail ride than I thought before the battery blew. If I can figure this out, I'll even post my crash on a step section. I was hoping the battery blew before I did this :)

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