Today, all of my V2 (3) and my Pan Cam V2 (1) cameras, showed as off (not offline, but off) in the app, and I confirmed that the lights on all these cameras were off (V2 lights on the back, Pan Cam V2 on the front). Not red, not blue, not yellow, but completely off. But all of my V3 (9) and Pan Cam V3 (2) cameras are fine.
I just viewed all of these cameras last night, and all cameras were working fine last night.
The Pan Cam V2 is on firmware 184.108.40.206, and the V2 cameras are on firmware 220.127.116.111, and 3 days ago I updated to Android app 2.40.0 (190). The app reports these as the latest versions available for my devices.
I tried the “Restart camera” option on several of these, but it said the restart failed.
I powered down and powered-up the Pan Cam V2. It powered up, red light, did its swivel thing, blue light, and then shut off a moment later. I reset the power again, and it stayed on this time after doing its thing.
Pushing the “power” icon on the V2 camera view multiple times, and force-closing the app, and the rear light finally came on solid blue, and I had a live view for a moment on all cameras.
Then all the V2 cameras showed as “Device is offline (error code 90)” in the app, and going to the camera view still didn’t bring anything up, like it sometimes does even when it says it is offline, and the blue light was slowly flashing on the back.
I reset the power on one of the V2s, and the rear light flashed blue, yellow, blue, yellow, etc, then after several seconds, flashed blue fast, then solid blue, and the camera is now online.
I am going to leave the other two V2 cameras alone and not reset the power, to see if they will come back after a while by themselves. The rear light on these is slowly flashing blue now, and the IR lights are on (they are in the dark).
So there is a workaround to get them back online, but I have never had a single issue with any of my various cameras or other wyze devices since the time since I have had them (up to 2 years for the V2s), so it is really weird that all the V2 cameras and the Pan Cam V2 would all turn OFF today, with no changes to anything in my network or environment, no power outages, no internet outages, no disconnects from any other devices in my network, IoT or otherwise.
I’ll write this up as something to remember in the mean time - I wanted to share my experience, in case someone else sees anything like this.