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Foscam F18904 Circuit Board

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Foscam F18904 Circuit Board

Postby stormstorr » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:55 pm

Have a security set up at home using a combination of Foscam and Swann camera's and Blue Iris software.
Following a power cut and a couple of 're-connection flashes' one of my Foscam F18904's refused to re-connect. Powers up, ethernet connection has 2 flickering green lights but cannot find it on the network.
Tried everything including connecting the camera directly to the PC through a USB interface with a view to flashing the firmware - but nothing. Checked the board and there is power but I'm guessing one of the chips is fried.
Foscam support have verified the camera via the serial number but No Warranty I'm afraid.
Does anybody know where I might obtain a new circuit board or does anybody have one they might think about selling.
Its a decent camera and i would be a shame to bin it.

Hope somebody might be able to help
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Re: Foscam F18904 Circuit Board

Postby pete01 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:28 am

I'm about to ditch a couple foscams, but its going to be a couple weeks still! Maybe ebay?
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Re: Foscam F18904 Circuit Board

Postby Zap » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:01 pm

Had a 904 and a 905 that did that,have you done a hard reset?
Hold the reset button with it powered off wait 60 seconds, still holding the reset button plug the power back in wait 30 seconds, power it down, power it up, use the IP cam tool and see if it finds it now.
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Re: Foscam F18904 Circuit Board

Postby stormstorr » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:53 am

Thanks for the replies - yes I've tried a hard reset - nothing.
Everything else seems to be working inc infra red.
Pete 01 - be interested in seeing what you've got!

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