Outdoor camera disassembly

Had a WOC fail and Wyze replaced it.

Could not find any information on how to take it apart so I went in and only managed to break 2 small clips holding the battery cover down.

The lens can be focused just like the v3.

There is one screw that can be difficult to remove. It is down inside the camera. The printed circuit boards are attached to a carrier which slides out of the housing once this screw is removed. Don’t use a Philips screwdriver with a pointed end. The drive is very shallow compared to the other screws, so a nice pointy Philips screwdriver will bottom out and the head will be damaged


A friend used to call these Jesus! clips. Also -pins -nutz and -washers.

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To this day, this is still the only documented tear down of this camera I could find. Your pics gave me the information and courage I needed to do the antenna modification to this model and refocusing the lens for < 25 cm. I’m pleased to report that the new antenna is working better than ever and I managed to do this without breaking any parts (squeezing the case a little bypasses the clips).

With that in mind, I have 5 more cameras to do this to and I have the video architecture to create a youtube video. Now that I’m confident I can do this without fowling it up, I’ll create a youtube video for the teardown of this camera.

Thanks for posting this. Without it, I’d be too afraid to crack it open.

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I figured “broke is broke”.

You are welcome.

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i had to rip mine apart when water got in it somehow and it wouldnt charge anymore. pretty sure water got all the wate inside the battery. still troubleshooting. hoping i put the black wires back in the right spot on the battery side

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I didn’t know that Wyze would allow break-downs of their hardware, otherwise I would have posted my breakdown. LOL

Thanks for your post. I too broke down my Wyze Outdoor cam v1 because the battery died (after only 2 weeks of use!).

Here is my interpretation of the battery circuitry.

I was going to replace the battery, but the only suitable replacements cost about 1/3 the price of a new v2 outdoor. So, I decided that I am going to bypass the battery and power the camera directly to the 5vdc USB cable.

I haven’t spent very much time on this project yet, but applying 7vdc to the severed battery terminals doesn’t work, nor does applying 5vdc to the black/red wires (severed from the battery charging circuit). My guess is that the camera is expecting a batter status signal from the charging circuit via the yellow/white wires.

I’ve only spent less than 1 hour on this, but I’d be interested in learning anything about this circuit and if anyone has already successfully hacked this camera circuit. :slight_smile: