Black Screen from Security Camera

by Jeff
(West Plains, Mo.)

Question:


Hi, I have 10 security cameras and have just recently "tried" to install another one. (analog) Got the wires ran and everything set just right. Tried to bring it up on the dvr and it says loading, buffering (like it's supposed to) and then it just loads a black screen. It says that it's recording but the only thing other than black that shows up is the time stamp. Tried moving it to a spot where a known good camera of the same type is (same thing) and when we reconnected that one, it's doing the same thing. Help!!

Answer:

Here is an answer from our guest expert Erron Spalsbury.

"Sounds to me like a bad camera, especially if it was moved to a known good location."

I agree, its probably a bad camera.

Thanks,

Peter Brissette
Security Camera Expert

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