As the title says, I have had Wyzecam Pan serving me dependably for 2+ years, working 24/7, without any issues.
Recently it started happening , that it started going offline at random intervals without any plausible reason. When it goes offline, the front LED remains off (doesn’t blink in any color). I have thought upon the following as possible causes and would like community opinion if someone has come across similar problem.
The camera is placed indoor with mostly at room temperature settings, positioned under my primary WiFi router coverage. I did put another router (hardwired backhaul) as a repeater with same (as primary) SSID and password to have better coverage in dead spots across the house. (running Tomato firmware on NetGear and Asus routers).
The location of Wyzecam can be considered in between the intersection of two router coverages, however it always binds to the primary router (also have tried first connecting the camera - with secondary router turned off - just to make sure it gets connected). Once connected I don’t think it should have any interference or disconnection to keep hanging between two router coverage signals and then crashing as to which one to connect.
Does/can it happen that with continuous usage the power IC/caps/transistors start wearing out and aren’t able to supply enough power to keep the camera going on with panning at times intervals.
After a hang/crash state, I always have to power cycle to bring the camera back alive to appear in the mobile app. I have tried connecting it with the provided as well as extra psu 5V 1A/2A.
Havent tried firmware update manually, however cant say if it is firmware related since it keeps reviving back to life , however crashed randomly.
Is there any way to get log where any clue of such random crashing can be identified.
Thanks for your responses.