Why does my camera not activate sometimes?

The Elara and Spectra use the power provided by your computer’s USB to operate. The amps provided by the USB port is limited to 500ma and certain conditions can cause the amp draw of the camera to exceed this.

      1. Are you using a hub to plug multiple devices into a single USB port on your PC? Remember all of those devices are also using the power provided by the USB hub and there may not be enough left for your Camera.
      2. Are you using a USB extension cable? Did you know that the longer a conductor is the more resistance it has. The increased resistance results in a greater amperage draw to provide the same amount of power. Your extension may be robbing your Camera of power.