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Hello,

 

My Swann DVR9-4200 started reporting HDD Error repeatedly and stopped recording any streams. I initialized the disk several times with no change. Eventually, the DVR stopped recognizing the disk at all. Well when I opened the case, it turns out that a capacitor leaked over at least 1 diode on the PCB. Anyone know where I can get a replacement TCMB03 v110? Also, I want to change the hard drive. Will I need copy a disk image onto it or is the base OS in EEPROM on this system?

 

The system is several months out of warranty.

 

Thanks,

Eric

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Hello,

 

My Swann DVR9-4200 started reporting HDD Error repeatedly and stopped recording any streams. I initialized the disk several times with no change. Eventually, the DVR stopped recognizing the disk at all. Well when I opened the case, it turns out that a capacitor leaked over at least 1 diode on the PCB. Anyone know where I can get a replacement TCMB03 v110? Also, I want to change the hard drive. Will I need copy a disk image onto it or is the base OS in EEPROM on this system?

 

The system is several months out of warranty.

 

Thanks,

Eric

You are better off replacing the dvr....

Here is a 720p (TVI) unit with double the resolution as 960h...includes 720p cameras and should accept your old analog cams as well.

Includes hard drive, three year warranty and costco's lifetime return policy.

http://www.costco.com/Swann-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-1TB-HDD%2c--4-720p-Cameras-with-82-ft.-Night-Vision.product.100239390.html

This unit is also hd, and should also accept your old cameras (but since its cvi, double check with qsee)...

http://www.costco.com/Swann-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-1TB-HDD%2c--4-720p-Cameras-with-82-ft.-Night-Vision.product.100239390.html

or

http://www.costco.com/Q-See-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-with-2TB-HDD%2c-8-720p-Cameras-with-100ft-Night-Vision.product.100161016.html

First two will likely be cheaper than the board (if you can even get one) and hard drive...

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You are better off replacing the dvr....

Here is a 720p (TVI) unit with double the resolution as 960h...includes 720p cameras and should accept your old analog cams as well.

Includes hard drive, three year warranty and costco's lifetime return policy.

http://www.costco.com/Swann-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-1TB-HDD%2c--4-720p-Cameras-with-82-ft.-Night-Vision.product.100239390.html

This unit is also hd, and should also accept your old cameras (but since its cvi, double check with qsee)...

http://www.costco.com/Swann-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-1TB-HDD%2c--4-720p-Cameras-with-82-ft.-Night-Vision.product.100239390.html

or

http://www.costco.com/Q-See-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-with-2TB-HDD%2c-8-720p-Cameras-with-100ft-Night-Vision.product.100161016.html

First two will likely be cheaper than the board (if you can even get one) and hard drive...

 

Thanks. I was able to get a refurbished DRV9-4200 from Swann for $149.

 

When the new one arrives I'll duplicate the hard drive and send my original in for them to quote me a refurb. I was trying to do too many things at once yesterday and whacked the OS on the original disk. Doesn't seem to be any actual problem with the hard drive.

 

E

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You are better off replacing the dvr....

Here is a 720p (TVI) unit with double the resolution as 960h...includes 720p cameras and should accept your old analog cams as well.

Includes hard drive, three year warranty and costco's lifetime return policy.

http://www.costco.com/Swann-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-1TB-HDD%2c--4-720p-Cameras-with-82-ft.-Night-Vision.product.100239390.html

This unit is also hd, and should also accept your old cameras (but since its cvi, double check with qsee)...

http://www.costco.com/Swann-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-1TB-HDD%2c--4-720p-Cameras-with-82-ft.-Night-Vision.product.100239390.html

or

http://www.costco.com/Q-See-8-Channel-HD-Analog-DVR-with-2TB-HDD%2c-8-720p-Cameras-with-100ft-Night-Vision.product.100161016.html

First two will likely be cheaper than the board (if you can even get one) and hard drive...

 

Thanks. I was able to get a refurbished DRV9-4200 from Swann for $149.

 

When the new one arrives I'll duplicate the hard drive and send my original in for them to quote me a refurb. I was trying to do too many things at once yesterday and whacked the OS on the original disk. Doesn't seem to be any actual problem with the hard drive.

 

E

For 50 dollars more you could have a better DVR with 720p cameras, full warranty and lifetime return...but to each his own.

Reviews for that unit are terrible https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=+DVR9-4200+

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Hello Eric and Forum,

 

I am actually having the same problem with my Swann camera system.

I brought the unit to a local expert and they mentioned the mother board is damaged.

One of my problems is that I do not live in USA and Swann do not have support in Venezuela.

Does anybody knows where I can get a replacement TCMB03 v110 mother board?

 

Thank you very much for your support and guidance,

 

Adilson.

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Hello Eric and Forum,

 

I am actually having the same problem with my Swann camera system.

I brought the unit to a local expert and they mentioned the mother board is damaged.

One of my problems is that I do not live in USA and Swann do not have support in Venezuela.

Does anybody knows where I can get a replacement TCMB03 v110 mother board?

 

Thank you very much for your support and guidance,

 

Adilson.

Instead of replacing the board, look at replacing the system...its likely to fail again.

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Same failures for me on my Swann, 2 months out of warranty.

 

I would not dream of repairing it.

 

I moved on to a Bosch DIVAR AN3000 and never looked back.

 

I know everyone has bad QC at times, but I remember this with a manageable pain any time I think of Swann.

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I'm trying to repair my parents DVR, and it looks like it's just C1272 that blew on the MB.  Anyone have a schematic, or TP matrix?  Easy enuff to fix.

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