I have a Theta S (unfortunately quite new…) and was out shooting today and a gust of wind took over my new tripod and the Theta took a bit of a hit on the cement. Casing popped open but no damage to the lenses. I got everything popped back together but then the nasty 5x rapid beep and red light situation. Flashes a couple times and then the unit powers off.
Back home I am able to get access to files by holding down Wifi + shutter and then plugging it in. I updated the firmware from 1.00 to 1.21 (I think) which it says is now the newest and I deleted the folders on the Theta before rebooting hoping it would force it to reset itself. It recreated the folders but I have the same beeping issue.
I can get into a shooting mode by holding down wifi/shutter + power and the red light blinks but I’m able to get normal wifi access via my Android smart phone and see an image (but very blurry and distorted). If I try to take a photo it fails. If I turn off the unit and back on it 5x beeps/red light and then turns back off. I can only get it to stay on with the wifi/shutter + power combo.
Any ideas? Did a little gust of wind just kill my Theta? =( I’m surprised there’s no way to do a full factory reset, but I guess that’s what I get for a consumer product… And of course no warranty is going to cover this with the nice ding in the external plastic casing from the fall…
Thanks for any ideas!