I have had 3 Covert camera's stop working this year, but this one I thought I had fixed. Put in new batteries opening weekend of rifle and it took about 40 photos over the past week and then this Sat would not power on. Brought it home to mess with put in 8 new batteries and in a few minutes I could smell burning plastic. I picked up the camera and the four middle batteries were pretty hot. I also noticed the wire had melted. I let it sit and tried just four batteries and same thing happen. Looks like this one is hosed. I am hoping it is under two years old.