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Hikvision NVR rapidly flashing power LED
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Post 1 made on Friday August 5, 2022 at 18:10
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Any clues? HDD failure or power supply?
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Post 2 made on Friday August 5, 2022 at 18:29
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You didn't give a model number but I believe all their NVRs have a separate light for power, HD, and network. If the power LED is flashing, then you need to check the power supply with your DMM and make sure it's within spec.

Again model number! Does this NVR have a built-in power supply or an external brick? Even with it built-in, many of those have a separate power supply board inside that is easily replaced. I have a power supply board for a 16ch POE enabled unit in-stock.
OP | Post 3 made on Friday August 5, 2022 at 19:26
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I tried to get the model number, but it was somebody elseís lousy install, without even enough slack in the cabling to slide it out and disconnect or look at the back side in any way.
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OP | Post 4 made on Friday August 5, 2022 at 19:43
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Generic from the client.

NVR 8CH 8POE H264 HDMI 8TB HD H.265
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Post 5 made on Saturday August 6, 2022 at 01:48
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That probably is an internal power supply (1U style). And the one I have won't match it.

It use to take about a week to get a power supply from Hikvision. With logistics & the chip shortages these days, who knows.
I believe it is made by Delta Electronics but I haven't found a supplier state side that sells those models.

I'm sure you know what cost is on those 8ch NVRs from Hik. Considering how cheap they are, it makes more sense just to buy a new one rather than screw around with trying to repair it.
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OP | Post 6 made on Saturday August 6, 2022 at 02:40
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Is there much setup to replace the NVR?

I donít do these normally.
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Post 7 made on Saturday August 6, 2022 at 11:45
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On August 6, 2022 at 02:40, tomciara said...
Is there much setup to replace the NVR?

I donít do these normally.

Not really.
If all the cameras were Hik as well, then the NVR will auto detect and populate the cams into the new NVR, that are plugged into the built-in POE switch.

You will need the login for the cams - if they aren't sure they have that, price will go up XXX. Because you will probably have to go to each camera and do a factory reset.

Then it will just be a matter of configuring the network settings and router they are using.
Remember to always change the admin account to a different password AND "name"! And change the ports used from the defaults!

Bonus points if you then create additional user accounts for the owner and anyone else they want to give 'limited' access to. This only applies if you are going to be the one managing the system from now on, otherwise let them screw with it however they want.

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OP | Post 8 made on Saturday August 6, 2022 at 11:58
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On August 6, 2022 at 11:45, Brad Humphrey said...
Not really.
If all the cameras were Hik as well, then the NVR will auto detect and populate the cams into the new NVR, that are plugged into the built-in POE switch.

You will need the login for the cams - if they aren't sure they have that, price will go up XXX. Because you will probably have to go to each camera and do a factory reset.

Then it will just be a matter of configuring the network settings and router they are using.
Remember to always change the admin account to a different password AND "name"! And change the ports used from the defaults!

Bonus points if you then create additional user accounts for the owner and anyone else they want to give 'limited' access to. This only applies if you are going to be the one managing the system from now on, otherwise let them screw with it however they want.

That is good info, Brad, thank you! Now you say the cameras will auto populate, which makes me think they will be visible, yet you say they have to be logged in?
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Post 9 made on Saturday August 6, 2022 at 15:41
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In the interface, any Hik IP cam (and many ONVIF IP cams too) will auto detect and get added to a list (refreshed every few seconds). Then you choose all the cams you want to import.
In the case of new Hik cams, you enter the new passwords you want to setup for them in the 1st step. In the case of cams already setup or other manufacture cams, you manually enter the existing credentials and then choose your new passwords.
The only time this gets frustrating, is when you have a cam that won't auto populate. Very rare but it does happen.

[edit]: Think of it like this. The NVR is constantly running a FING search on its POE ports. When it finds a new device it recognizes as an IP cam, it gets added to the list with whatever info it knows about it (again, think FING). You can then choose to, or not to, import that device to the NVR setup.


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