My Foscam FI9821W is trying to commit suicide

Bill Stock

Sep 4, 2016
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I was in the garage getting the recycling ready when I heard this jittering noise. It took me a minute to locate it, at first I thought the mice had acquired motorized artillery. It was my Foscam PTZ camera trying to twist it's head off. I haven't accessed this camera in a while, so no idea why it was trying to immolate itself. I brought it up in TinyCam, but it would not respond to commands. It just kept buzzing.

I yanked the power cable for now, but I assume it's toast. I'll repower it and see what happens.

Any bright ideas why it went rogue?