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Author Topic: simple solution to IPCam dropout  (Read 2119 times)


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simple solution to IPCam dropout
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:25:12 AM »

I use DSC5300s to monitor a holiday home.  One Cam, in particular won't run for more than 2 or 3 weeks and resetting is clearly impractical.  I bought a 7-day solid-state mains timer unit for 10 and set switch off/on at midnight every Sunday.  Since then no observed problems.   :D


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Re: simple solution to IPCam dropout
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 01:13:53 PM »

Cool low-tech approach!  :)

I've used FTP to log into my camera, then send the "Reset" command to reboot it.

I did find cooling issues with my camera were causing a lot of problems!  The tiny fan had failed inside, and I simply drilled out a bunch more holes to ventilate it!  (Another low-tech approach!)

The dropouts practically disappeared, and the camera has been running for months at a time.  :)

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