Originally Posted by Tom Frank
Fred, I may have over-looked something really basic. How long are you pressing the power button to turn on the camera? The FW defaults to the "delayed" start-up mode, which takes 3-4 secs. of holding down
the power button until the RED LED goes out and the YELLOW LED turns on.
Maybe you haven't actually turned it on yet!?
You can tweak the startup for a fast start with the GUI once the camera is working.
Yes, I had been holding the power button for less than 2 seconds to turn it on. I think it said that somewhere. Dead end however. Just tried it again holding the button longer, and the behaviour has changed for the worse.
Not connected, card out, reset pushed... I get no lights at all when I hold the button down. Putting the card in I get quick flashing yellow for a second, then nothing when holding the button down. (I have familial shakes/essential tremors so opening up the camera to disconnect the battery is fraught with unpredictability...I'll get a card reader!!)
Thanks again.. you guys are terrific. I'll report back tmrw.