FAQ FOR THE OPTIVIEW DVRS

1My DVR will not boot up properly.
  • Incoming power voltage incorrect
  • Power connection incorrect
  • Power switch button is damaged
  • Program upgrade is wrong
  • Hard Drive (HDD) malfunction or something wrong with HDD ribbon connection
  • Compatibility issue - Upgrade to most recent version of software to solve problem
  • Front panel error
  • Main board damaged
2DVR frequently automatically shuts down or stops running.
  • Input voltage is not stable or is too low
  • HDD malfunction or something wrong with HDD ribbon connection
  • Button power is not enough
  • Front video signal is not stable
  • Working environment is too harsh, too much dust
  • Hardware malfunction
3Error Message: System Cannot Detect Hard Disk.
  • HDD is broken
  • HDD ribbon is damaged
  • HDD cable connection is loose
  • Main board SATA port is broken
4There is no video output on one channel, multiple channels or all channels.
  • Program is not compatible. Please upgrade to the latest version
  • Brightness is 0. Please restore factory default setup
  • There is no video input signal or it is too weak
  • Check privacy mask setup or your screen saver
  • DVR hardware malfunctions
5Real-time video color is distorted.
  • When using BNC output, NTSC and PAL setup is not correct. The real-time video becomes black and white
  • DVR and monitor resistance is not compatible
  • Video transmission is too long or degrading is too huge
  • DVR color or brightness setup is not correct
6Cannot search local records.
  • HDD ribbon is damaged
  • HDD is broken
  • Upgraded program is not compatible
  • The recorded file has been overwritten
  • Record function has been disabled
7Video is distorted when searching local records.
  • Video quality setup is too low
  • Program read error, bit data is too small. There is mosaic in the full screen.
  • Please restart the DVR to solve this problem
  • HDD data ribbon error
  • HDD malfunction
  • DVR hardware malfunctions
8There is no audio when monitor is turned on.
  • It is not a power picker
  • It is not a power acoustics
  • Audio cable is damaged
  • DVR hardware malfunctions
9There is audio when monitor is on but there is no audio on video playback.
  • Setup is not correct. Please enable audio function.
  • Corresponding channel has no video input. Playback is not continuous when the screen is blue.
10Time display is not correct.
  • Setup is not correct.
  • Battery contact is not correct or voltage is too low.
  • Crystal is broken.
11DVR cannot control PTZ.
  • Front panel PTZ error.
  • PTZ decoder setup, connection or installation is not correct.
  • Cable connection is not correct.
  • PTZ setup is not correct.
  • PTZ decoder and DVR protocol is not compatible.
  • PTZ decoder and DVR address is not compatible.
  • When there are several decoders, please add 120 Ohm between the PTZ decoder A/B cables furthest end to delete the reverberation or impedance matching. Otherwise the PTZ control is not stable.
  • The distance is too far.
12Motion Detection function does not work.
  • Period setup is not correct.
  • Motion detection zone setup is not correct.
  • Sensitivity is too low.
  • For some versions, there is hardware limit.
13Cannot log in client-end or over the web.
  • For Windows 98 or Windows ME user, please update your system to Windows 2000 sp4. Or you can install client-end software of lower version. Please note right now, our DVR is not compatible with Windows VISTA control.
  • ActiveX control has been disabled.
  • No dx8.1 or higher. Please upgrade display card driver.
  • Network connection error.
  • Network setup error.
  • Password or user name is invalid.
  • Client-end is not compatible with DVR program.
14There is only mosaic - no video when preview or playback video file remotely.
  • Network fluency is not good.
  • Client-end resources are limit.
  • There is multiple-cast group setup in DVR. This mode can result in mosaic. Usually we do not recommend this mode.
  • There is privacy mask or channel protection setup.
  • Current user has no right to monitor.
  • DVR local video output quality is not good.
15Network connection is not stable.
  • Network is not stable.
  • IP address conflict.
  • MAC address conflict.
  • PC or DVR network card is not good.
16Burn Error / USB Back Error
  • Burner and DVR are in the same data cable.
  • System uses too much CPU resources. Please stop record first and then begin backup.
  • Data amount exceeds backup device capacity. It may result in burner error.
  • Backup device is not compatible.
  • Backup device is damaged.
17Keyboard cannot control DVR.
  • DVR serial port setup is not correct.
  • Address is not correct.
  • When there are several switchers, power supply is not enough.
  • Transmission distance is too far.
18Alarm signal cannot be disarmed.
  • Alarm setup is not correct.
  • Alarm output has been open manually.
  • Input device error or connection is not correct.
  • Some program versions may have this problem. Please upgrade your system.
19Alarm function is null.
  • Alarm setup is not correct.
  • Alarm cable connection is not correct.
  • Alarm input signal is not correct.
  • There are two loops connect to one alarm device.
20Remote Control does not work.
  • Remote control address is not correct.
  • Distance is too far or control angle is too small.
  • Remote control battery power is low.
  • Remote control is damaged or DVR front panel is damaged.
21Record storage period is not enough.
  • Camera quality is too low. Lens is dirty. Camera is installed against the light. Camera aperture setup is not correct.
  • HDD capacity is not enough.
  • HDD is damaged.
22Cannot playback downloaded file.
  • There is no media player.
  • No DXB8.1 or higher graphic acceleration software.
  • There is no DivX503Bundle.exe control when you play the file transformed to AVI via media player.
  • No DivX503Bundle.exe or ffdshow-2004 1012 .exe in Windows XP OS.
23Forgot local menu operation password or network password.
Please contact your local service engineer or our sales person for help. We can guide you to solve this problem.
24When I login via HTTPS a dialogue says the certificate for this website is for another address.
Please download the full manual and follow chapter 5.8.2.16.1 to create a server certificate.
25When I login via HTTPS a dialogue says the certificate is not trusted.
Please download the full manual and follow chapter 5.8.2.16.2 to download a root certificate.
26When I login via HTTPS a dialog says the certificate has expired or is not valid yet.
Please make sure your PC time is the same as the device time.
27I connected the general Analog camera to the device but there is no video output.
  • Check camera power supplying, data cable connection and etc.
  • This series device does not support the analog camera of all brands. Please make sure the device supports general standard definition analog camera.
28I connected a standard definition Analog camera or HD-over-Coax camera to the device but there is no video output.
  • Check camera power supplying, or camera data cable connection.
  • For the product supports analog standard definition camera/HD camera, you need to go:
    • Main Menu
    • Setting
    • Camera
    • Channel Type
    to select corresponding channel type and then restart the DVR.
29I cannot connect to the IP channel.
  • Check the camera is online or not.
  • Check IP channel setup is right or not (such as IP address, user name, password, connection protocol, port number.).
  • The camera has set the whitelist (Only the specified devices can connect to the camera).
30After I connected to the IP channel the one-window output is okay but there is no multiple-window output.
  • Check the sub stream of the camera has been enabled or not.
  • Check the sub stream type of the camera is H.264 or not.
  • Check the device supports camera sub stream resolution or not (such as 960H, D1, HD1 and etc.).
31After I connected to the IP channel the multiple-window output is okay but there is no one-window output.
  • Check there is video from the IP channel or not. Please go to the main menu->info->System->BPS to view bit stream real-time information.
  • Check the main stream of the camera has been enabled or not.
  • Check the main stream type of the camera is H.264 or not.
  • Check the device supports camera main stream resolution or not (such as 960H, D1, HD1 and etc.).
  • Check camera network transmission has reached the threshold or not. Please check the online user of the camera.
32After I connected to the IP channel there is no video output in the one-window OR the multiple-window mode BUT there IS a big stream.
  • Check the main stream/sub stream type of the camera is H.264 or not.
  • Check the device supports camera main stream/sub stream resolution or not (such as 1080P, 720P, 960H, D1, HD1 and etc.).
  • Check the camera setup. Please make sure It supports the products of other manufacturers.
33DDNS registration failed or cannot access the device domain name.
  • Check the device is connected to the WAN. Please check the device has got the IP address if the PPPoE can dial. If there is a router, please check the router to make sure the device IP is online.
  • Check the corresponding protocol of the DDNS is enabled. Check the DDNS function is OK or not.
  • Check DNS setup is right or not. Default Google DNS server is 8.8.8.8, 8.8.5.5. You can use different DNS provided by your ISP.
34I cannot use the P2P function on my cell phone or over the web.
  • Check the device P2P function is enabled or not. (Main menu->Setting->Network->P2P)
  • Check the device is in the WAN or not.
  • Check cell phone P2P login mode is right or not.
  • It is the specified device P2P login port or not when you are using P2P client.
  • Check user name or password is right or not.
  • Check P2P SN is right or not. You can use the cell phone to scan the QR code on the device P2P interface (Main menu->Setting->Network->P2P), or you can use the version information of the WEB to confirm. (For some previous series products, the device SN is the main board SN, it may result in error.)
35I connected the standard definition camera to the device but there is no video output.
  • Check the DVR supports standard definition signal or not. Only some series product supports analog standard definition signal, HDCVI signal input.
  • Check channel type is right or not. For the product supports analog standard definition camera/HD camera, you need to go to the main menu->Setting->Camera->Channel type to select corresponding channel type (such as analog) and then restart the DVR. In this way, the DVR can recognize the analog standard definition.
  • Check camera power supplying, or camera data cable connection.
36I cannot connect to the IP camera.
  • Check DVR supports IP channel or not. Only some series products support A/D switch function, it can switch analog channel to the IP channel to connect to the IP camera. From Setting->Camera->Channel Type, select the last channel to switch to the IP channel. Some series product products support IP channel extension, it supports N+N mode.
  • Check the IPC and the DVR is connected or not. Please go to the main menu->Setting->Camera->Remote to search to view the IP camera is online or not. Or you can go to the main menu->Info->Network->Test, you can input IP camera IP address and then click the Test button to check you can connect to the IP camera or not.
  • Check IP channel setup is right or not (such as IP address, manufacturer, port, user name, password, remote channel number and etc.).