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# 173467 24-May-2015 18:45
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We have a Foscam FI9821W that we use as a baby monitor and recently it has developed a black center to the image as shown in the photo.  It tends to go away for a little bit when powered off and on again but then it comes back.

Has anyone seen this before? Just wondering if the issue has a name so I can go back to the seller



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  # 1310936 24-May-2015 20:12
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Not seen that. I have an extremely cheap camera that I put on a microphone stand for my printer and its never done anything like that.

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It's this one.

Got a few more to stick up around the place where I CBF cabling to on the way.



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  # 1310973 24-May-2015 21:16
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I know this isn't much help but we habe had a Foscam FBM3501 for over a year now and it has been great. No issues at all. Highly recommended if you can't get your one sorted. Having the base unit dedicated to the camera makes it a lot easier to monitor baby all the time.


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  # 1311032 25-May-2015 06:35
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It sounds like a capacitor in the video circuit failed, but you can try a different power supply just in case it went faulty resulting in noise on the power upsetting the video circuit.

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  # 1311037 25-May-2015 07:14
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It appears there is an interdimensional portal in your baby's crib.

You may want to get that looked at.

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  # 1311388 25-May-2015 15:50
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Not to worry Saphire and Steel have been assigned...

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