Originally Posted by clarebanner
I have 808#16 for almost a year. No problem so far. I have updated firmware all along except the very latest (motion etc). I don't have a card reader & follow these instructions...after No 1. Downloading the new Firmware . No 2. Copying the File to the camera...
"In-camera "backdoor" method:
Make sure the camera is turned off.
Remove the card from the camera.
Turn on the camera and wait for the yellow LED to blink, indicating it needs a flash card.
Insert the card back into the camera. DO NOT PUSH ANY BUTTONS.
Connect the camera to the PC using a standard USB cable.
When the camera connects as a removable disk, delete the firmware file (FWMICDVR.BIN) from the disk.
Unplug the camera from the USB cable. It is now ready for use. YOU ARE DONE!"
I am afraid that I have already tried the backdoor method a number of times. I assure all that I read all of the recommended posts, several times, downloaded all files, GUI/Instruction and read those instructions. All that was before the unit arrived in the mail.
Now, sometime Win7 sees the device and sometimes not. Maybe it is a faulty unit, battery charged for 4 hours, even though help files say 2.5 hours should be enough. Only thing left to try is to load the bootloader.
I used the GUI for every action. Nothing worked. For the cost of sending back to China, I will hammer the unit and trash it if installing new bootloader does not work. Sometimes it works out this way.