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    Lilliput screen blinks on/off when on Video1 with backup camera connected

    I replaced my custom unit last March with a Mp3car direct fit Lilliput (I forget whether I have EBY701 or 629GL), but I added a backup camera and added the reverse switch. I get 12V when its in reverse, but it won't switch automatically, and if I manually go to Video 1 where the connection is made, the screen blinks and I get an image from the camera for a split second. It might come on every 5-10 seconds but immediately goes back off.
    I had this problem with a backup camera last year after I did this, and I thought the camera was bad, so I sent it back and just recently bought a new one. It's the PAL camera that Mp3car sells. Is the signal not compatible?

    This is really annoying since I have gone through the effort to route the wires and mount the camera cleanly.

    Further, I can't even access the hidden menu on this LCD. I've typed 588998 and hit the menu button on the monitor itself and I think I'm starting to wear it out.
    Last edited by phuz; 06-11-2013 at 03:49 PM.

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    I connected my video camera to the input on the Lilliput and it actually works. So do I have another bad camera or is something else going on?

    The camera says PAL and the Lilliput accepts PAL input.

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    Mp3car store support is terrible, so I am relying on you guys. I powered my backup camera with a 12V brick inside my house and hooked up to my TV and it works fine. My video camera connects to the Lilliput fine, so I know the input is good. Is it possible they are selling a backup camera that is NOT compatible with the Lilliputs they sell?

    The camera says the system is PAL, which I would expect for Video 1 or Video 2 of the EBY701, so what gives.
    Last edited by phuz; 06-17-2013 at 05:23 PM.

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    PAL is a video format used in Europe and other locales.
    I'm not 100% certain, but I believe PAL and NTSC don't play nice together.

    If the Lilliput & functioning camera are both NTSC, then the PAL camera won't work. I'm speculating, but that may be one possible problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    PAL is a video format used in Europe and other locales.
    I'm not 100% certain, but I believe PAL and NTSC don't play nice together.

    If the Lilliput & functioning camera are both NTSC, then the PAL camera won't work. I'm speculating, but that may be one possible problem.
    The Lilliput claims to be PAL.

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    Here is the store's service pledge:

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    Most general customer questions have been answered in the mp3Car Store FAQ, please take a look before submitting a ticket.

    To better serve all mp3Car customers in a timely manner, all customer service inquiries should be submitted to [email protected]. Please make sure to provide an order number along with your inquiry (when applicable), otherwise we will be unable to access your order records.

    Should you require an immediate change to your order or feel that your issue requires immediate attention, please also use [email protected] as the contact email address and title your inquiry as "Urgent" and your ticket will be given priority.

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    3. Communication is key. When something out of normal store operations occurs, we will go above and beyond to keep the customer informed about their order, RMA, or service inquiry.

    Did you follow this or post on the store forum? Here: http://www.mp3car.com/mp3car-products-store-mp3car-com/

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    The website is broken and I can't even file an RMA. To make things worse, I was poking around last night and found the EXACT same camera for $14 on Amazon, a tad bit lower than the "sale" price of $34.95 on Mp3car. I have sent them several emails but I'm not getting any assistance.

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