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pvc2300 camera dead after tried firmware upgrade

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:23 pm
by Guest
 Hello, I tried to upgrade a PVC2300 camera to the newest firmware, but during upload my browser Apple Safari showed a message that the input file was in the wrong format (or something like that, I did not save the message). Now, it does not work at all, the amber LED keeps flashing, indicating it tries to boot. Is there a way to recover from this situation? regards, Arne

Re:pvc2300 camera dead after tried firmware upgrade

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:55 pm
by Guest
The camera should have indicated the file was wrong and not attempted the FW upgrade (perhaps you needed to unzip the FW and didnt)? Nonethe less, you can try pushing a paper clip into the RESET hole on the front of the camera for 20 seconds.  That should put it at factory default, where it looks to get a DHCP IP address.  When the amber light goes steady, it found an IP and you can attempt to web connect to it again. Steve

Re:pvc2300 camera dead after tried firmware upgrade

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:24 pm
by Guest
Hello, I tried with the unzipped firmware file PVC2300 FW_V1.1.1R04.bin, and after it failed I tried to reset the camera by pushing a paper clip into the reset button for >20 seconds, like documented, and after your post for 30 seconds as well, with no success. When I unplug the camera, and plug it in, it returns to the green LED lit and the amber LED flashing within a few seconds, so it seems like it tries to boot but does not succeed. Is there another way to safely reflash the firmware without working network connectivity?

Re:pvc2300 camera dead after tried firmware upgrade

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:32 pm
by Guest
amber flashing  = no IP I dont know of a way to reflash without web access no.....

Re:pvc2300 camera dead after tried firmware upgrade

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:37 pm
by Guest
Hi, this is somewhat related to the flashing amber. But what I am getting is a flashing green (every 3 seconds). I know it is supposed to be saying it is transmitting data. But in my case my PVC2300 does not show any image at the homepage. It is just showing a black window. The network green light shows even if I remove the ethernet plug. I have been working on this for the past 4 days and I am getting crazy. Can anyone help me how to troubleshoot my problem.