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DR900S-2CH Overheating & "No SD Card" Messages

My first professionally installed DR900S-2CH System failed 3 days short of the 1 year warranty.  The dash cam would randomly not power up and one day just failed to power up for good. Luckily it was replaced under warranty. 

The replacement DR900S worked flawlessly for about a year and a few months when suddenly it started to continuously give overheating messages and rebooting, despite the temperature only being in the 70's.  The Dash Cam would start working fine once the power cable was briefly disconnected & reconnected. This issue randomly continued for a few months until the problem message switched to either "No SD Card" or "Initializing SD Card" and continuously stuck rebooting.  I first reformatted the existing SD Card (FAT32) which fixed the issue for a few days, but then returned.  I replaced the SD Card with a new one with the same result.

As of this week, the replacement DR900s is stuck in a constant reboot loop stating "Initializing SD Card - Do not disconnect power".  

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    Jon MacDiarmid

    Reviving a long dead thread here, but my 900-2CH did the exact same thing.  Randomly not powering up and SD card failures.  At first I thought it was the plate that covers the SD card interfering with the power cord seating correctly, but after removing that plate it worked fine for a few months and then started randomly failing again.  disconnecting and reconnecting power seems to be the only way to wake the camera up now.  I think BV cameras dont hold up well to the summer heat and winter cold temp swings that we have up here and they exhibit unpredictable issues as a result.  Too bad.. I really liked the design and features.

     

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    Michael Wilson

    Unfortunately if you're waiting from a response from BlackVue about this known issue, don't hold your breath.  Its really frustrating when you spend a lot of money on a product and support for a design flaw is non-existent.  Whats even worse is that the $100 Costco Dashcam I put in both my kids cars, are still going strong after 3 years though the same heat that killed (3) DR900S-2CHs that were installed in my Audi.  Don't waste anymore of your money on this flawed product.....

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    Jon MacDiarmid

    Yeah, I saw the age of this thread and the lack of response from BV was pretty telling... I expected better for the price.  IHad an incident this morning on the road and when I tried to DL the video I found that the unit never even powered up.  Luckily it wasn't critical, but its pretty useless if I can rely on it to be capturing video when needed.  My wife's cheapo Garmin is still going strong too after 3yrs too... might be time for me to upgrade.

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