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Thread: Help me troubleshoot my backup camera please..

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    Help me troubleshoot my backup camera please..

    So I got this backup camera and this USB video capture device for my truck...

    I run the wires, hook it all up, and go to set it up in the RRPDC plugin and this is what I get:

    I test the power and I have good voltage.. Test the ground, it appears to be good as well.. So I think to myself I have a bad camera and send it back.. Get the new one and it does the same thing... Now I'm thinking it's the composite cable..

    I take the camera inside and hook it up to my TV with a switchable power supply and try a different composite cable.. It works fine.. I then take it back outside with the new composite cable.. Same thing (no picture)..

    I bring it back inside now thinking it's the USB capture device and set it up on my laptop, works fine..

    So I've ruled out the cable, the camera, and the video capture device.. WTH can it be?

    Thanks!
    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

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    First Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger

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    Raw Wave tbird2340's Avatar
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    With one of those plugs that you can adjust the voltage on..

    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

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    No one has any ideas?
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    Can you hook up a VCR or some other portable video player to the USB capture device in the car? I think its a voltage problem with the camera since the computer obviously runs fine. Either that or you're getting noise on your RCA cable (not too unlikely) and it's messing up your video signal.

    Get an extension cord and a DVD player, hook the video output to the cable, but leave everything run as is. If the cable is at the back of your car, hook the DVD player up at the back of your car. This way you can tell for sure whether its the camera or the cable setup.

    If you get a good picture, its the camera. If you get green, its most likely the noise. Try hooking the DVD player up (in the car) really close to your computer setup with a short cable that goes directly. If that works, its the cable.

    If neither of those troubleshooting methods work, your input card is messed up or unsuitable for the power requirements in your car. This one is unlikely.

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    Ok.. FINALLY taking the time to troubleshoot this.. I took my digital camera out to my truck and got what you see in the picture below..

    I also got a new EasyCap thinking it may be faulty.. Same thing..

    So I brought it into my laptop and it doesn't work on it either! It does the same thing in the picture below.. I hooked up my camcorder to it and it does the same freaking thing! WTF!?!

    So, I've tried two USB capture devices (same model), two cameras, eliminated the cables all together, and I still can't get it working!

    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

    Second Vehicle: Sold it :( 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

    First Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger

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    i have had 2 similar issues-- both were with certain windows based camera recorders---
    in my cases, the red/green screen, or jumping images is caused by a missing/faulty codec/driver, or the onboard vga driver(needed to use a graphics card, and a non-video supported chipset motherboard)

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    I have tried on both my laptop and CarPC, both have the problem..

    How were you able to fix yours?

    Thanks!
    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

    Second Vehicle: Sold it :( 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

    First Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger

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    Question? - Solution

    How much memory are you running? I had the same problem - started running at 1.5GB RAM and have not had any problems

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    Really? A memory issue? I know my CarPC only has 512MB but my laptop has 2gb..
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