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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby rhunsche » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:06 pm

sparkgap wrote:So far I've been reading that a few people have done the DSP re-flash but nobody reporting success yet because of inability to test the camera due to cloudy weather.

Why not start by increasing the brightness and/or contrast settings to see if the camera reboots or loses video ??
We're all here on pins & needles waiting to hear some results !

Another thing....has anyone tested a camera with the old sensor by increasing the brightness/contrast to see if there is a threshhold at which even the good cameras crap out ??

Doug


It's a beautiful sunny day here in Michigan and my updated 8906 is handling it with no trouble. I've run the brightness up to 15 and not been able to make it fail. I will note however that they seem to have changed the multiplier for the brightness, as I used to get a bright picture (320x240) at a setting of 4 or 5 and now I've got it on 10 for a clear bright picture (or course now able to view 640x480).

So, I'd call this procedure a success, with thanks again to Don and the rest who have contributed.

PS: I ran the update under Windows 8.1 64bit and had no trouble.
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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby sparkgap » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:27 pm

Outstanding. That's what I was waiting to hear.
I live in Florida, land of sunshine, although it's cloudy/rainy today

I work for a big engineering company and paid a visit to our scrap area today and found one of those Molex connectors, although it's a 6-pin. I think I can cut/file it down to make it a 5 pin pretty easily. Already has about 4 inches of clean wiring come out of it which will make it easier to connect to the USB cable ! Lucky me !
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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby TheUberOverLord » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:49 pm

rhunsche wrote:
sparkgap wrote:So far I've been reading that a few people have done the DSP re-flash but nobody reporting success yet because of inability to test the camera due to cloudy weather.

Why not start by increasing the brightness and/or contrast settings to see if the camera reboots or loses video ??
We're all here on pins & needles waiting to hear some results !

Another thing....has anyone tested a camera with the old sensor by increasing the brightness/contrast to see if there is a threshhold at which even the good cameras crap out ??

Doug


It's a beautiful sunny day here in Michigan and my updated 8906 is handling it with no trouble. I've run the brightness up to 15 and not been able to make it fail. I will note however that they seem to have changed the multiplier for the brightness, as I used to get a bright picture (320x240) at a setting of 4 or 5 and now I've got it on 10 for a clear bright picture (or course now able to view 640x480).

So, I'd call this procedure a success, with thanks again to Don and the rest who have contributed.

PS: I ran the update under Windows 8.1 64bit and had no trouble.


You are very welcome.

Do you have any suggested modifications for the detailed instructions?

Don
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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby TheUberOverLord » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:52 pm

z288171 wrote:If I have posted this twice, apologies.

I have updated the camera and it is back up outside.

Mine would reset both day and night, I don't use IR as I have a security light that comes on and gives a good picture.

Right, some observations for the DIYers.

The lens cover has a very thin thread when unscrewed, be careful when you put it back on as you may cross thread it. Make sure it is on before you screw it back on. TAKE YOUR TIME, DON'T FORCE IT.

On the front there is a green looking led, that goes at the bottom or your picture will be upside down.

Some of the screws holding it together are not of best quality so take your time with them.

Windows 7 x64 works fine.

I will see how it works overnight.

Ben.

Great to hear!

Do you have any suggested modifications to the detailed instructions?

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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby InTheDark » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:30 pm

I received the replacement 8910s today. The problem is still there with these new ones. It's a tad bit different in that the image just freezes and then it reboots. The image on the other cameras would wash out before it froze and rebooted.

Don, I would be very appreciative if you would forward the update information to me! Thanks for all your hard work, and also thanks to everyone who has been participating!
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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby jreberry » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:58 pm

Updated numbers. This covers all posts up until this point. I'll post an update every ~10 pages.

Camera’s reported with this problem: 141
Reported RMA successes: 2
Reported RMA failures: 22
Forum Views: 26,969


It is unlikely the RMA numbers will change much at this point since most people will be following either the reseller or DIY repair route instead of RMA. So far, all DIY repair attempts have been successful, no reseller repairs have been completed.
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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby TheUberOverLord » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:59 pm

InTheDark wrote:I received the replacement 8910s today. The problem is still there with these new ones. It's a tad bit different in that the image just freezes and then it reboots. The image on the other cameras would wash out before it froze and rebooted.

Don, I would be very appreciative if you would forward the update information to me! Thanks for all your hard work, and also thanks to everyone who has been participating!

You are very welcome.

Sent via PM.

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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby TheUberOverLord » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:03 pm

jreberry wrote:Updated numbers. This covers all posts up until this point. I'll post an update every ~10 pages.

Camera’s reported with this problem: 141
Reported RMA successes: 2
Reported RMA failures: 22
Forum Views: 26,969


It is unlikely the RMA numbers will change much at this point since most people will be following either the reseller or DIY repair route instead of RMA. So far, all DIY repair attempts have been successful, no reseller repairs have been completed.

Yes no response yet from Foscam.us about any successful updates to Indoor or Outdoor MJPEG cameras.

For anyone updating an MJPEG Indoor camera model. If possible can you take pictures like the pictures that are currently included in the detailed documentation that camera owners have so kindly created to help other camera owners.

Example of current pictures for Outdoor camera models currently in the detailed documentation:

LocationOfPin1CableEndOutdoorCamera.jpg

LocationOfPin1ConnectorOpenOutdoorCamera.jpg

LocationOfPin1ForOutdoorCamera.jpg

At present there are no pictures of the Indoor cameras in the detailed documentation.

Thanks

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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby rhunsche » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:11 pm

TheUberOverLord wrote:
Do you have any suggested modifications for the detailed instructions?

Don


I found the supplied instructions to be very helpful. With all the pictures I felt very comfortable opening the camera and it all looked quite familiar when I got into it.

The only place I deviated from the instructions was at step 3 in the Foscam pdf where they instruct:
"3. Unplug the wire with 5pins and plug the USB data cable instead."

What I did there was to unplug the opposite end of that cable and make my USB connection to that instead of to the circuit board. Small gauge solid wire fits snugly into that connector and is then easy to solder to the USB cable.
From there on, I just followed the step by step instructions.

So, the good instructions made for a successful procedure.
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Re: 8910w hanging / rebooting based on image data?

Postby TheUberOverLord » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:13 pm

rhunsche wrote:
TheUberOverLord wrote:
Do you have any suggested modifications for the detailed instructions?

Don


I found the supplied instructions to be very helpful. With all the pictures I felt very comfortable opening the camera and it all looked quite familiar when I got into it.

The only place I deviated from the instructions was at step 3 in the Foscam pdf where they instruct:
"3. Unplug the wire with 5pins and plug the USB data cable instead."

What I did there was to unplug the opposite end of that cable and make my USB connection to that instead of to the circuit board. Small gauge solid wire fits snugly into that connector and is then easy to solder to the USB cable.
From there on, I just followed the step by step instructions.

So, the good instructions made for a successful procedure.

Thanks.

Yes. Your idea, was a good one for sure. If you want to do the upgrade without waiting for parts to be shipped and you have an old USB shielded cable laying around that you can simply cut one end off of, instead of using a new empty female connector and then using new pins in it.

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