WTB Bricked Hikvision IP cameras. Or even NVRs.

alastairstevenson

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I'm looking for more examples of bricked Hikvision IP camera, for further research / analysis.

The R0 series seems to have yielded up a fair collection of useful 'improvements' that can be done, from a 'brick-fix tool' to the 'enhanced mtd hack' that allows full upgrading to the EN/ML 5.4.5 version of firmware.
And I recently had an interesting experience with a Chinese DS-2CD3335D-I G0 camera that I'd had on the shelf for quite a while, with a good end result.

So I'm looking for more examples of bricked cameras to hopefully figure out some more 'improvements' that can be shared with the forum.
Many thanks in advance.
 

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I successfully bid for an R6 Hikvision camera and K41 NVR on eBay in the 'spares or repairs' category, arriving very soon.
It will be interesting to explore them.
I was outbid in the last 10secs for a Hikvision DS-2CD2T42WD-i5 POE which had stopped working after a thunderstorm. A pity as that would have been more interesting.
 

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I successfully bid for an R6 Hikvision camera
This 'spares or repair' item arrived today, an English DS-2CD2042WD-I that had apparently been a customer return.
It was clear why - the image was grossly out of focus.
But easily fixed with about a 30 degree twist of the lens, which had intact glue so must have been shipped from the factory like that.

I'm feeling quite chuffed - but it would have been more interesting if it had been bricked.
So the @montecrypto 5.4.3 'SSH no psh' has replaced the original 5.4.1 EN/ML until I create my own hacked 5.4.41 EN/ML firmware.

K41 NVR on eBay in the 'spares or repairs' category
And this was in perfect working order - apart from having CN 5.4.5 (*edit* oops actually 3.4.95) firmware and CN menus.
But easily fixed with a 'hacked to EN' tweaked firmware.
So the DS-7604NI/E1/4P/A experimental target is going back on eBay.
 
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So the DS-7604NI/E1/4P/A experimental target is going back on eBay.
Well, after an update with the stock EN/ML 3.4.95 firmware this went on eBay and I got a little more than I paid for it, and a new 1TB Seagate Pipeline surveillance HDD (the installed Barracuda ES.2 had failed in the 5-year warranty) and the buyer also got a good price and a slightly used HDD thrown in.
And I've sold one DS-2CD2032-I and another DS-2CD2032-I just about.
The mini-bullet is really neat physically, but you do get a bit weary of cleaning spider webs off.
 

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Well, a very generous forum member has gifted me a set of 3 cameras that he'd replaced with more capable models, so that should keep me going for now, especially as eBay has been dead for a while for 'spares and repairs' Hikvision items, and also for Dahua which I was thinking it might be interesting to explore.
Many thanks again!

But I'll leave this WTB post open just in case anyone has anything bricked that they want rid of.
 

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I've got a Hikvision 4mp bullet I think I killed with moisture. There's a red LED that comes on right next to the ribbon that runs to the sensor. Interested?
 

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Recrimping the rj45 port with a punchdown is the best method to fix water damaged pins. I have repaired several otherwise dead cameras. Simply lookup the wire diagram for the camera generation/manufacturer. Takes no more than 30 seconds to crimp on a new female rj45 end.
 
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