I am having the same problem with my Stealthcam digital camera. Not had any luck thus far finding a replacement pas614l. Let me know if you find a vendor that carries it.
Wed, 21 Mar 2007 12:06:46 -0800
The PAS614L is actually *not* a battery, but is a capacitor (supercap-style). Unless it is shorted, you don't need to replace it. I have a similar problem with a kodak dx4530. One forum indicated a similar problem, and said they left their camera unpowered for 3 months (!) and then it started working. This would indicate that some battery-backed-up (or more correctly, some CAPACITOR-backed up) 'data' deep inside the camera was messed up, and the only thing that will clear it is full drain of all power inside the camera. Electronics these days are really strange in that way; the lower the voltage, the lower the current draw (down to femto-amps, or trillionths of an amp); there are lots of bypass caps and electrolytics inside this camera that could hold charge for long periods. I'm not going to bother trying to short each one, as you'd have to short all of them at once to guarantee a result, otherwise they'll just redistribute thier charge among each other if you try to short just one. I've removed the PAS614L and intend to let the camera sit for a few weeks, then see if it comes back to life. I've attached the datasheet for the cap incase you're interested.
Attached File: coin_pas_e.pdf (1 MB)
Thu, 05 Apr 2007 06:30:31 -0700
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