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Byr0n

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#387720 Chewbacca Brakes

Posted by Byr0n on 19 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

Update - Ford replaced the pads, wire brushed the discs and greased everything up, all free of charge and so far after 2 days of usage I have not had the Chewbacca noise :)

Definitely must of been a dodgy set of pads!


#385596 Chewbacca Brakes

Posted by Byr0n on 13 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Please can anyone tell me what this sound is?

I recently had my brake pads changed at Ford, I have been back twice since to show them the noise but it hasn't done it when on test drive. I showed them the vid so they took it in, took brakes apart, cleaned them and put them back together and it didn't solve it.

It's a very unusual sound, almost like Chewbacca from Star Wars or whales mating!

Please help!




#383511 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 08 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

Forgot to mention, the camera only comes with a key ring holder and data cable with Velcro, like the Mobius.

So you will have to buy a USB lead, and cig lighter socket, these are pennies on ebay. I purchased 2 x cig lighters for 99p delivered and a 3m USB lead for £1.20 delivered.

The memory card I installed was a 16gb Kingston class 4 micro sd


#383509 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 08 July 2014 - 12:25 PM




#383507 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 08 July 2014 - 12:23 PM

Managed to get some footage today of the 808 #16 camera, this post went off a bit on a tangent. :)

I must say I'm quite impressed with the footage, for just over £20 it's a brilliant little camera.

I installed it with a suction mount to start with as I had one spare, I do have an adhesive mount but wanted to make sure I was happy with it first as those adhesive mounts are a bugger to remove

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Because my car sockets do not power off when my ignition is off I fitted a switch like system, see here:

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I will tidy the install now as I'm happy with it. I forgot to mention this is installed in my BMW and not my C-Max, before anyone asks that doesn't look like a Ford :)

Footage is below, wouldn't work in this post. As you can see number plates are easily enough to read as well as signs (when paused)

In terms of size, the camera is actually smaller then the Mobius, I should of taken a few scale shots but forgot. I think you should go for one of these James, for the money you can't moan.


#381693 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 03 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

Sorry guys, been so busy last month I haven't managed to get on here

Just to confirm I still have not received the 808 cam! I have emailed the seller and trying to get refund as it's been to long now. Annoying as I have bought items in past from banggood and they have turned up within 14 days, the tracking info supplied was last updated on 14th June so don't know what's going on with that

I have read through the thread and see you have purchased one of them cameras James, sorry to say you will be disappointed, I was also conned into buying one the footage is not 720P as advertised it's less quality then 480 I'd say. Regardless I complained to ebay and was given full refund, I also left seller bad feedback and he said if I removed it he would refund me again, so I got my money back twice lol

Regarding the 808 cameras on ebay, make sure you are buying the #16, there are so many copies out there, that cheap one for like £4/£6 is again a spy cam and not far in car recording, only the #16 camera comes on when power is applied and vice versa.

The #18 camera I believe is ok but as it was not made by the same people that made the Mobius you cannot configure it as easy. This also answers someone else's question... Yes you can adjust the settings with the same software as the Mobius camera.

Anyway hope this helps some people, I'm still hoping the camera arrives, if it does I'll post the review :)


#368594 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 27 May 2014 - 08:19 PM

This is the camera before they thought about turning it into a dashcam/action cam.
I didn't know mounts were available this is a nice alternative. It's built to be a spy cam so even better at hiding
Sent from my GT-I9300 using Ford OC mobile app


Yes, the previous versions were designed to be spy cams, but the #16 was designed to turn on when powered, loop record and switch off automatically when power was disconnected. Looking forward to having a play :)


#368316 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 27 May 2014 - 07:57 AM

Oh and you can get extra 5% off any item on banggood using this code: b185f7

Takes another £1.30 off my Dashcam :)


#368315 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 27 May 2014 - 07:52 AM

What about mounts? Any suitable for rear screen?
Sent from my GT-I9300 using Ford OC mobile app


Yep, only £2.37 from the developer on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

This then screws either in to a suction cup mount or adhesive mount.

I wanted something small so was discreet and not in the way when looking out the rear mirror


#368170 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 26 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

Not sure why but comparison video does not appear in post above, this is link:




#368166 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by Byr0n on 26 May 2014 - 06:02 PM

Just to let everyone know I have ordered a 808 #16 dash camera from banggood:

http://www.banggood....7g-p-82197.html

Details can be found here:

http://www.chucklohr.com/808/C16/

It's a 720P camera designed by the chaps who made the Mobius which I already have in the front of the car. I didn't want to spend £40+ for the rear as it's not as important but 720P will capture what I need.

There are 3 lens types: A, B and D (not a C)

I have ordered a lens D as it has the most wide angle, difference between the 3 can be seen in post below

The camera can be configured just as the Mobius using the software designed by Isoprop: http://www.mytempfiles.info/mobius/

Once I receive will post up review :)


#367986 Gs8000L Dashcam Review

Posted by Byr0n on 26 May 2014 - 07:28 AM

Loop recording needs to be turned on to continue recording once memory card is full. Another thing that might be the cause is the time/date change.
There is one file on my dashcam that is really old that the camera does not delete it, I think that is because the camera does not recognise it, there is a list of created files and on that list the oldest is deleted but what if the date or time has been changed? Is it not possible some of those files may no longer be on list? Since a new record may begin from that date or time excluding files already on the cam hence filling up the card, it seems like a reasonable cause for my mobius
Sent from my GT-I9300 using Ford OC mobile app


That one file may be not getting overwritten because you might of pressed the mode button on your Mobius while it was filming.

Pressing mode button keeps the current file, call it a SOS button say for example something happened at that moment and you wanted to keep the footage.


#343239 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 15 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

Class 10 is the better card as it allows for full HD recording where class 4 only goes up to 720p... The other benefit with class 10 cards is much faster read and write speeds!


Not true, total myth when it comes to dash cams

Taken from manual:

Cards
Generally speaking you may use any micro SD, micro SDHC or Micro SDXC card with a capacity of up to 64GB with this camera. Larger cards are most likely also supported but not yet available. To avoid card compatibility problems, always use quality cards with a speed rating of Class 4. There are known problems with a few cards that have a higher class rating, for example some, but not all, Sandisk 32GB Ultra (class 10) will not work properly with earlier firmware versions. You should use firmware v1.17 or above with these cards. For the best compatibility use cards with a class 4 rating if you have them. There is absolutely no advantage in using cards with a higher rating. The most compatible cards are genuine Kingston.
The camera supports cards formatted with FAT, FAT32 or exFAT. Due to technical reasons, you cannot update the firmware if your card is formatted as exFAT. When using the In-Camera formatting routine (see below) cards with a capacity greater than 32GB will be formatted with exFAT. All other cards will be formatted as FAT/FAT32. Older operating systems, for example XP 64-Bit and Windows 2003, do not support exFAT file systems unless you install additional drivers. A list of exFAT drivers can be found at http://search.micros...spx?q=KB955704.
There are a few programs available, for example guiformat, that are capable of formatting large capacity cards with FAT32. This is not recommended and may void your card's warranty.
►You should always use cards from well known brands. Low quality and no-
name cards, as well as some class 2 (or less) cards, may draw more than 20mA current than quality cards. This can result in unwanted electrical noise such as clicks, chirps, hum and buzzing in the audio recording

Manual here - http://www.mytempfil...obiusManual.pdf


#343076 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 15 March 2014 - 12:11 PM

 
Good to know, do you know of any confirmed working brands/classes?


I know Samsung and Kingston are safe bets, go for a class 4

Make sure you buy from reputable seller though, lots of fakes out there


#342593 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 13 March 2014 - 11:14 PM

64GB cards do work, but do not let you update firmware with them in. 32GB and below is required to install FW.

Just buy a cheap 1GB for FW updates :)