treeslinger2
My current project is a Sony W55 and I have the shutter/power hack done but can't seem to find the external instructions for this specific camera. The problem is PAtrailcams is not available, nor yeticams where there used to be PDF's for this camera. Any other PDF's or videos available??
Any help would be appreciated!

The board is a yeti and I can't find any info on the yeti connections either??
Time is like a river.  You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will  never pass again.

"Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm." --James Madison
Quote 0 0
IroquoisArcher
Don't know if this is the same or not but this is from a W30 and the W50 is the same so maybe check here first. You could put the batteries in the camera without turning it on and put your meter probes to these spots. If get 3.6 as positive then is correct, if negative then just switch the probes to find right polarity.
If wrong...oh well you have a parts camera. [smile] [nono] (kinda like #3 in your quote)
Here are a couple links that may help too. In the one from hags (first one) I don't like soldering to the contacts that come in contact with the battery as sometimes routing the wires out you pinch them (can see it in the white wire):
http://www.hagshouse.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=51900

Next is from Mississippi forum I think. Just an fyi, where it says to cut the 3 sonic welds off to remove the plate so you can solder the shutter and power wires on I use my soldering iron and touch each sonic weld while pulling up. This gives you 3 "pillars" sticking up and makes replacing the plate easy and then just remelt:
http://forums.bullnettlenews.com/18-game-cam/23811-customtrailcams-w55-hack-w-externals-pic-heavy.html

There is also a link found in the first listed above from hags but it is to yeti's site and I think it is not active.

For the yeti connections they are (as looking down at the board with the dip switches on the left/bottom side) and going from left to right (in the green block): power, ground, shutter, lens. Being it's only a 3 wire hack I THINK (I'm using the aio board and it's out right now so can't look at it) the shutter and lens wires need to go (solder wires together or else put each in individually into same spot) into the shutter spot. I don't know what pads are soldered together (2 rows right above green block).
External wires would go to whatever slave board you are using.

Oh, the yeti board does have the W55 chip in it doesn't it?? Don't know what the difference might be between coding. I've only used S40/S600 chips.
When you are in a difficult situation and wonder where God is; remember the Teacher is always quiet during the test.
Quote 0 0
buckshot164
I can`t remember.  I do need a w55 for a build that the camera failed in.
Quote 0 0
treeslinger2
The W55 hack is just two wires shutter and power. I used the hack from the Mississippi forum but the external portion was real complicated. 
I thought there could be an easier way, I want to keep the 3.7 lithium ion battery charged with 3 AA's in a holder as externals. [idea]

I was also thinking that because the Yeti board has the W55 chip (Charles this is also a rebuild from a failed W55) that I just use the power and shutter connections on the green block. But in some ways it doesn't make sense because there is no "common"?????
Time is like a river.  You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will  never pass again.

"Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm." --James Madison
Quote 0 0
buckshot164
You can get common from several places.  The usb hood, battery negative or any other ground. 
Quote 0 0
buckshot164
You can do the externals several ways.  You can remove the power bar and splice into the red and black wires.  You can remover the screw on the main board and you can tap into the top of the battery holder.  You could also solder to the red and black wires that go into the back of the main board.  Not the same as the w30 or w50.
Quote 0 0
treeslinger2
Thanks Charles!

I am going to review the MS hack and see about the externals.
Time is like a river.  You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will  never pass again.

"Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm." --James Madison
Quote 0 0
IroquoisArcher
Thanks Charles, wasn't sure if it was close or not.
When you are in a difficult situation and wonder where God is; remember the Teacher is always quiet during the test.
Quote 0 0