This recorder features a Gravity Force / Accelerometer device know as a G-Sensor, which will detect any sudden changes in forces acting on the vehicle (lurch forward/ hard braking / impacts).
If any of these forces are sensed then the current recording is LOCKED on the card and cannot be overwritten by normal recording action.
This feature was originally designed to LOCK recordings to prevent them being accidentally erased in the event of an accident.
Unfortunately the current state of many roads in the UK means that our vehicles are subject to many other types of shocks, namely bumps and potholes, every time you hit a bump or pothole the G-Sensor will lock the current recording.
Over time the locked recordings accumulate on the memory card until the entire memory card becomes full of locked recordings and there is no more room for storage of normal recording resulting in a CARD FULL error.
The easiest solution is to either turn down the sensitivity of the G-Sensor or turn it off altogether, this will stop the issue from recurring.
Another good practice is to FORMAT the memory card in the recorder at regular intervals, this will clear any locked recordings that may have been saved.
Date published: 2018-01-05