SG9663DC beta firmware

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did you do the full overwrite erase of the card in your PC?
Yes, I used the official SD Formatter tool that you linked, and allowed the card to full format overnight.
 

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It worked fine for a couple of days in parking mode after a full overwrite of the SD card, but it seems as if it's back to it again today. Will try again and see if there's a pattern.
So, thinking the fault was due to the microSD card being used, I tested it with a Sandisk High Endurance 64GB card. After around one week of light usage, it seemed to have encountered the error again (solid red light, recording stopped in parking mode, unable to go back into normal operation unless you manually restart).
 
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So, thinking the fault was due to the microSD card being used, I tested it with a Sandisk High Endurance 64GB card. After around one week of light usage, it seemed to have encountered the error again (solid red light, recording stopped in parking mode, unable to go back into normal operation unless you manually restart).
ok thanks for the progress update
 

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If a card is sub-par in terms of its write speed, will it always cause errors, or may it simply record sub-par video?

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Okay, so I think I've been able to (more or less) predict when I will run into the issue. It seems the camera will always freeze with the solid red light in parking mode after an undetermined period of time if the SD card it is writing to is full. This does not happen during regular driving, or when using an SD card that is not filled.
 

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Okay, so I think I've been able to (more or less) predict when I will run into the issue. It seems the camera will always freeze with the solid red light in parking mode after an undetermined period of time if the SD card it is writing to is full. This does not happen during regular driving, or when using an SD card that is not filled.
It sounds like the card may have a problem that causes it to not report its capacity and/or free space properly. That can happen for a number of reasons, most of which aren't fixable. But if you want, you can try running a CHKDSK /x on it in a Windows computer. SD cards don't automatically remap bad sectors, so if that's the problem, CHKDSK /x will force a dismount and then check the card and attempt to fix it. Whether it works is a crap shoot, but it costs nothing to try.

Personally, I'd try another card; and if the problem doesn't recur with the new card, I'd toss the problematic one.

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It sounds like the card may have a problem that causes it to not report its capacity and/or free space properly. That can happen for a number of reasons, most of which aren't fixable. But if you want, you can try running a CHKDSK /x on it in a Windows computer. SD cards don't automatically remap bad sectors, so if that's the problem, CHKDSK /x will force a dismount and then check the card and attempt to fix it. Whether it works is a crap shoot, but it costs nothing to try.

Personally, I'd try another card; and if the problem doesn't recur with the new card, I'd toss the problematic one.

Richard
I tried chkdsk on both of the SD cards, and neither of them came up with errors.
 

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