I’m a bit disappointed now in these cameras. I needed to see if my neighbor’s dog was what came into my yard earlier this evening and attacked a cat that I feed. When I went to View Playback, there was nothing at all on the card. Ok, I thought, I have another camera that would catch the same area in the yard. Nope. SD card full and nothing at all on it to see either. I thought this camera was supposed to fill the card and then start writing over prior days with new video? I don’t want to pick thru all the video clips on the cloud hoping to see what happened but now I’ll have to.
I read a few comments that others were having problems with the card filling up and not recording anymore so I tried to reformat the card in the camera using the format option in the app. It failed to reformat and now it’s not recognized at all. It says there’s no card even in the camera and to install one and turn on local recording option. When I go to that setting, it says that there’s a card available and it’s set to record events. There’s still no room on the card because it didn’t reformat, but it sees it.
Now all it does is let me use Live Stream and it has an irritating click every few seconds if I have the volume on–like a record spinning around and around with the needle stuck. And stupid me. I thought it might be a bad card so I tried reformatting the card in the other full camera. It also said “reformat failed” and now it’s not recognizing that card either and has the same irritating click when I have the sound on in Live Stream. It must be trying over and over to read the card. That can’t be good. I restarted both devices and that didn’t help.
I guess the cameras ate my cards like they did EdCaffreyMS’s. And yes, even though I bought a couple of different brands of cards that weren’t really expensive, I did buy the recommended size and type of SD cards. And they used to work great–until they filled up. Now they’re not even recognized and I can’t reformat them using the app. I’ll have to get the ladder out and see if I can reformat them in my computer. I doubt it from what others have said. They may be garbage now.
I was so excited about the great price and the great quality of picture on these cameras. I told a bunch of my co-workers about how good they were. I had 10 Foscams but a few needed to be replaced and I didn’t want to spend that much money per camera.
I’ve bought 4 Cams, 3 Pan Cams, outside mounts and covers for all of them, about 10 different length cables and SD cards for all of them. And they didn’t work when I really need them to. I need two more to fully cover all the areas around my property but I don’t think I’ll get them until they’re dependable. It’s a shame. I was so pleased with these before.
I can’t afford to replace these cards all the time. I don’t know how to scan and repair and reformat these cards like some people suggest. And some say they’re unformattable when this has happened. I have no idea what FAT32 is. I just want to plug the card in and have it work like it’s supposed to. And I don’t want to be dragging the ladder all around the house every other day having to replace the cards.
Any suggestions? I don’t see anything in the forums that this has been solved but maybe someone has had this issue and figured out a solution? Let me guess–Wyze’s cards are the only ones that will work properly at $14.00-$20.00 each?
Thanks for any ideas.