If memory serves I got it 10 years ago next month for Christmas. Went to change the card today and the light indicated batteries dead, wouldn't power on. Put fresh batteries in, same thing. I had just changed batteries a few weeks ago. It had been going down hill since it got infested with ants around May/June. Up to that point no issues. It was completely infested with sugar ants and after I got it cleaned out, it worked, but seemed the batteries were only lasting a few weeks instead of a few months. I would put fresh batteries in and it would say battery life 50%. I guess the ants messed it up inside somehow. 10 years does seem like a long time though. I have been through countless coverts during that time. I think I got close to 5 years out of one covert, the rest not much more than a year or two. Weather seals being the biggest issue. I have the idea of calling Reconyx to see about repairing it, but probably just better off buying new. Lot of pics taken with that cam over the years.