Please read all information below before reporting any faults or missing items!
The information contained in this post is applicable to the Ltl Acorn 6310MC & 6310WMC models (both 850nm and 940nm infrared versions).
Ltl Acorn 6310MC / 6310WMC Box Contents:
6310MC / 6310WMC Wildlife Camera Trap
TV Out Cable
Ltl Acorn Manufacturers Instruction Manual
The manufacturers’ instruction booklet will make references to a CD, MMS set up and web pages – none of this is relevant for this model which is the 6310MC or 6310WMC
You do not need a CD, SIM or any software whatsoever to use this camera.
Please note, the USB lead will usually be found in the main compartment of the box along with the camera itself. The strap and TV Out Cable is found underneath the cardboard insert at one end of the box.
Please also note, if your 6310MC / 6310WMC has a SIM card slot hidden behind the secondary battery door please ignore it. It is non functional and cannot be used as the 6310MC model is not a cellular version.
Basic Set Up Guide
- Open hatch at bottom of camera & insert SD Card (32G max) and 4 x AA batteries behind the spring loaded battery door positioned to the front of the camera. There is space for another 8 AA batteries behind the secondary battery door positioned further to the rear of the camera. Please read the section further down the page about which batteries to choose, your battery choice is vital to the performance of your Ltl Acorn camera.
- Once you have inserted your SD card and batteries, open the hatch on the back of your camera behind which you will see the LCD screen and function buttons.
- Flick switch on bottom of camera to TEST position.
- LCD screen will come on (will go straight off again if you have not inserted a compatible SD card).
- Push MENU button & use arrow keys to select and change settings. Remember to push OK button after each setting charge.
- Flick switch to ON position, LCD screen will now switch off & camera is now ready to be deployed. You may notice a light flashing on the front of the camera for about 10 seconds, this is just the camera preparing itself, once the light stops flashing the camera is in operation and will start recording as per your settings.
- Close bottom hatch and lock with the clip.
PLAYBACK (on the camera):
(You can also connect to PC or TV for playback)
- In TEST mode push the OK/Replay button to enter Playback mode.
- The arrow buttons on the right of the screen run in the following order from the top:
UP, LEFT, RIGHT, DOWN
- Use the up & down buttons to scroll through your recordings.
- If you want to playback a video recording push the right arrow button.
- Push the OK button to come out of playback mode.
On Screen Icons & Information:
From top left moving clockwise:
Camera, Camera+ or Video Camera: letting you know which recording mode you currently have the camera set to.
5M / 12M – photo megapixel resolution you have the camera currently set to.
NO MM1: you may see this message displayed and it is just letting you know that this camera is a non cellular model
[00014/07611m]: the number to the left of the / tells you how many recorded clips the SD card has stored currently, the number to the right of the / tells you how many it could store in total.
SD: SD card icon confirms that you have a compatible SD card inserted in the camera.
Battery Indicator: estimated current strength of your batteries.
Product Support & Warranty :
For email product support please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (English language messages only please)
You can also find a wealth of knowledge, information & troubleshooting guides at:
Please note, your 1 year warranty is always with your retailer. For instance, if you bought directly from Amazon or any other retailer then your warranty is with them. However, here at Pakatak Ltd, we carry Ltl Acorn spare parts and are always happy to test your camera for you if you think it has developed a fault.
HINTS, TIPS, Do’s & Don’ts!
Batteries are not included but battery choice is vital for the efficiency of your camera, do not use Duracell and do not choose any batteries with a capacity lower than 2500mA. We recommend Vapex Instant 2500mA Low Self Discharge Rechargeable AAs which you can purchase directly from us, they work very well with the Ltl Acorn cameras and are excellent value for money. We also often use Uniross 2600mA Rechargeables too. We quote these 2 brands and types of battery as they are the ones we use with the Ltl Acorn cameras every day and so can vouch for their compatibility.
Maplin own brand of non-rechargeable batteries also work well in the Ltl Acorn cameras.
Power issues can bring about many different and strange glitches and problems with any trail camera so it’s very important to use a recommend brand and type before assuming you have a fault with the camera itself.
Do not use any battery with a current rating of less than 2500mA.
Do not use Duracell or other “off the shop shelf” Alkaline batteries. Some Duracell batteries have power saving qualities which lead the camera to believe that there is not enough power available. The camera will then either not record at all or will only record a very short video clip before dropping back into standby mode and waiting to be triggered again.
IMPORTANT – Do not leave batteries inside the camera if you are not using it, this could result in acid leak and ruin the camera – this is not covered under warranty!
Always use genuine branded SD cards, there have been in the past many fake cards on the market (especially being sold on Ebay etc). Also, always format your SD card using the “format” option in the camera menu, do not format your SD card in your PC for use with the Acorn cameras.
SD cards do not last forever unfortunately, if you think your card may have developed a fault please try a new one before assuming your Ltl Acorn camera has a fault.
Battery and SD card issues are the cause of 95% of camera problems that are reported.
If you think your camera has developed a fault, try a system reset as below:
Remove all batteries & SD Card, bring the camera inside for 24hrs then test again.
The infrared beam is powerful so don’t position the camera too close to any solid objects as your night shots could suffer “white out” issues.
Infrared Cut Filter (situated in front of the lens):
When moving the camera in your hand you may notice the IR cut filter moving in front of the lens, this is perfectly normal. When the camera is in operation, it will decide if the cut filter is needed automatically depending upon light levels.
Please let us know by emailing email@example.com (English language messages only please) if you think of any other useful information that should be added to this guide.
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