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    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 2nd Mar 17, 8:34 PM
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    Dash cam failure.
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 8:34 PM
    Dash cam failure. 2nd Mar 17 at 8:34 PM
    Today while driving my cam gave a "beep, beep" sound with flashing Blue & Red lights. This denotes either a system error or the SD card isn't properly inserted,

    As the card(s) are ok and inserted properly, I assume there is some sort of sys error, any ideas on way forward?

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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 2nd Mar 17, 10:09 PM
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    You've probably done the easy things already, but have you checked the sd card in another machine or PC - I had one recently that developed a near invisible crack in the casing somehow that stopped it working

    Is there a reset button hidden somewhere on the dashcam?
    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 2nd Mar 17, 10:27 PM
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    I have several cards that I use in the device, same result with them all.

    I'm not aware of a reset button and don't see a reference in the manual.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 2nd Mar 17, 11:06 PM
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    What camera, what SD card?
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    • By Strider590 2nd Mar 17, 11:55 PM
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    If your often swapping the SD cards, then you may have damaged the SD socket, most likely a soldered joint has fractured away from the circuit board.
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    • missile
    • By missile 3rd Mar 17, 2:50 AM
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    I guess you have tried reformatting the SD card?
    Does the dash cam work when connected to your PC?
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    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 3rd Mar 17, 8:06 AM
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    What camera
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    Information contained in post 1.


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    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 3rd Mar 17, 8:08 AM
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    Does the dash cam work when connected to your PC?
    Originally posted by missile
    The unit doesn't connect directly to a pc, SD card connects.
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    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 18th Apr 17, 9:11 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:11 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:11 PM
    Update: After purchasing a new cam, I had a fart around with this one.

    A dose of switch contact cleaner appears to have done the trick, no error beeps and it reads/ writes to the sd card.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 18th Apr 17, 10:13 PM
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    Do you often take the card out? I've had a dashcam a couple of years now & I think I've taken the card out three or four times to make sure it's working.
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