How to troubleshoot if my DVR is not powering on?
Here are the recommended troubleshooting steps if your DVR is not powering on:
Step 1 – Check the LEDs on the front panel, a steady green LED (PWR) means your DVR is powered on normally, and a blinking red LED (HDD) means ongoing recording on the hard drive.
Step 2 – Check the sounds coming out of your recorder; a faint fan sound and a faint hard drive sound are normal, a click sound when you plug in the DC connector and turn on the switch is normal.
Step 3 – If you have the green LED on but no output on the monitor, follow these steps:
- Replace your monitor/TV with another monitor (newer preferred), and change the HDMI cable.
- Disconnect all wires except for the power, HDMI, and mouse, and then power-cycle the recorder.
- Once your recorder starts normally, plug your cameras back in.
- In case one of the camera cables resulted in powering down the recorder, unplug it and check the power supply on the camera in question.