B1W solid green, hardwired perm ON

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Memory cards can indeed play tricks on systems, also why i as a tester have a suite of memory cards to test memory card compatibility with.
I do also advise that if possible, get endurance cards that have warranty for use in dashcams,,,,,,, BUT ! we have for a decade used none endurance cards just fine too, just now they are down to prices that make then sensible to use, in the old days the price on endurance cards was like 5 X that of normal cards.

In general with dashcams if it behave inconsistent it is usually a memory card problem, or power source problem.
 
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Change to a new SanDisk Ultra A1 card, 64Gb card or 32Gb card?
Well, this is the card type I had before for couple of years in a previous car, but hardwired on ACC and was working correctly. When I connected to the battery directly, it started having issues with freezing. First thought was a card, so I bought a high endurance card I'm using now. Same problems.

Is any log file in the camera?

I have a second camera I bought for my wife's car but never installed it. I'll swap them over and test again.
 
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A small update after few months.

I installed a second camera one day at the end of Aug. Brand new, never installed before. DVR ver. v1.06.180103s. New 32GB High endurance memory card (v30 HC).
I was checking periodically for about two months or so and was recording, and blinking green. After about 2 months (can't tell exactly when as I wasn't paying attention every day) I noticed the solid green LED. Turned Off and On it gets back to normal but after a few days, it is solid again. I took it off today to check what is on the card and please have a look at the picture attached.
There are only 17GB used of 32GB. All files are written in one-minute intervals, where the camera is set 5min intervals. It means that every month, the camera was making 43800 RW cycles, which I'm guessing is not very healthy for the card and possibly could exceed of maximum RW cycled of the card.
Anyway, it's time for new DVR... :/
 

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I installed a second camera one day at the end of Aug. Brand new, never installed before. DVR ver. v1.06.180103s
Suggest load this Version 20180614 firmware if you hardwired this dash cam and format the card monthly in the app!
 
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Suggest load this Version 20180614 firmware if you hardwired this dash cam and format the card monthly in the app!
Thank you, but formatting a card on monthly basis, it's not a solution.
Re firmware update, I did it on the first camera (please read the first page of this topic) and it didn't help.
 

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So I'm starting to run into a similar issue. Its in my wifes car, so I never really noticed it at first until we started driving together some more. I have it wired to turn off when the car is off (so only ACC power). I noticed the green LED staying a solid green during our drive, and pressing the button resulted in no change. After unplugging, the green light would stay on, then eventually dim and turn off after maybe about 20 seconds.

Brand new camera purchased in Dec 9 2021. New Samsung high endurance SD card. Firmware was 04.200707.V1. I just "updated" it to V1.06.180614s to see if that changes anything. Ill try to monitor it, but it seems that this camera might be defective. This is the 4th B1W I own (I've had one on all my cars), and none of them have had this issue even after years

It does seem that this error has occurred on a few cameras. Found this on an Amazon review for the camera "I bought two of these for my Audi S5. Bought one in May and one in June. Both cameras, after about 8 months of use, start to stop recording on a random basis. The green light would stay lit and I would get no recording. I performed factory reset, tried different SD card, but nothing helped."

Ill probably start digging into how I can get warranty support on this device.
 

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I noticed the green LED staying a solid green during our drive, and pressing the button resulted in no change. After unplugging, the green light would stay on, then eventually dim and turn off after maybe about 20 seconds.
Not sure which hardwire kit you are using for the dash cam! If a 3-wires-hardwire kit, just let its Yellow wire be Unconnected, just to 12v always-on socket; This dash cam B1W cannot detect ACC signal;
 
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