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Broken QHY5III-290c


Jarvo
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My QHY5III290C has stopped working. I was imaging Mars then slewed over over to the Moon and it stopped working. I fear I may have blown the chip by moving straight to the Moon without reducing exposure.

Is it possible to damage the sensor this way? Can I reset the chip or camera? If so how would I do that?

Further information: When you plug the camera into the laptop, the laptop makes a noise to recognise the new device but the field of view is just grey with a line down the centre

It feels like my options are:

1) Reset the chip / camera if its possible;
2) Arrange for it to be looked at and fixed; or
3) Scrap it and buy a new camera - don’t really want to do this as I love my camera :)

Hoping someone has some ideas. Thanks for looking. 
 

Steve

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I'm not aware that's possible to damage a camera with overexposure. It's a very common thing to do.

Try a different PC/different cable. If there's no change in what you see on the screen when you move the camera from a dark to a light place then it doesn't sound good, but I'm not familiar with QHY cameras.

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Did Windowz do an update and screw up your drivers... or was it the usual sound when plugging/unplugging a usb device maybe have a look in device manager and see what driver is loaded for your camera that is of course if you are using windows. Did your mount snag a cable?

45 minutes ago, Jarvo said:

the laptop makes a noise to recognise the new device

 

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15 minutes ago, rnobleeddy said:

I'm not aware that's possible to damage a camera with overexposure. It's a very common thing to do.

Try a different PC/different cable. If there's no change in what you see on the screen when you move the camera from a dark to a light place then it doesn't sound good, but I'm not familiar with QHY cameras.

Don’t think it’s the cable as I tried an old DBK camera which looked ok

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