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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.

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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:

  1. Replace your monitor/TV with another monitor (newer preferred), and change the HDMI cable.
  2. Disconnect all wires except for the power, HDMI, and mouse, and then power-cycle the recorder.
  3. Once your recorder starts normally, plug your cameras back in.
  4. 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.