My mom “had” a wyze cam outdoor. Recently it stoped working, just wouldnt turn on anymore. First thought was that it was the battery and bingo it was the battery. I connected a 5V 1A wyze box to a wyze usb cable (with one end cut and the two wires stripped). Then soldered the connections to the positive and negative on the little board that is taped to the battery. It worked it powered on and i was able to put that cam in the app while it was hardwired.
Now my problem is that slightly after adding the camera to the app it lost power again. I didnt unplug the usb or power i hit the switch and turned it off and back on. I got the red blinking light. So i unpluged it and pluged it back in. It worked for the same amount of time as last time (Probably right around 4 or 5 min)
My question is did the wyze cam maybe have another issue besides the battery going bad and thats why its shutting down? Or do wyze cameras maybe have sensors that tell it the battery is removed and there for shuts it down? I noticed in the app that it read 0% battery. So if it reads 0% but gets power maybe it thinks the battery is dead and turns off??
I will add that i tried a few things like removing the chip in the battery and connecting just the wires straight to eatchother. And connected it all the same way just with no battery and a usb instead. Same results everytime.
Does anyone have any experience with doing this? Or if you could just drop some knowledge on me about these wyze cams lol i would appreciate it. Everyone have a good day.