I wanted to throw a possible solution to any SD Card issues others may be having, such as:
- SD Card is not detected in camera (first time use out of package)
- SD Card was working but is not detected in the camera any more
I personally have bought the proper card (not from Wyze) from Bezos-mart and was confused why the card couldn’t be seen by the cameras. I could format it in Windows with no issues but the card still wouldn’t detect it.
Long story short, I found a suggestion in the back pages of a forum to use SD Card formatter. SD Memory Card Formatter | SD Association
Let me know if I’m not supposed to post links here, I will take it down if so. I didn’t read any of the rules, I was too busy listening to the Beastie Boys and questioning my existence.
Anywho, that utility made the camera’s immediately detect the card after I used it to format all the cards. And it rescued a couple other cards that “used” to work in the camera’s and then one day I noticed they weren’t… I’ve noticed over the course of 2 years that the cards would do that from time to time. I assume Wyze goofed during some other their updates that changed the file system requirements of the cards.
I think this utility might help folks who have experienced this or are right now? Let me know your results. I’m curious if it helps.
NOTE: I have ONLY tested this on 16 GB & 32 GB, Class 10, cards. I have not tried a 64 GB yet.
EDIT: I just checked ALL my camera’s and base station for outdoor camera. I have (2) v3’s, v2, pan, outdoor, and base station. All 6 SD cards are still working fine. I ordered new cards and swapped things around about 6 months ago so I had to use this utility like 4 or 5 times then. Good so far.