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Model 3 dash cam and sentry setup help

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by xdcthedoc, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. xdcthedoc

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    So I thought i would post in case this helps anyone having trouble getting dashcam set up with a new SD card/ hard drive.

    I bought this storage solution:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07855LJ99/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item

    Setting up dashcam and sentry mode should have been easy i thought... very clear instructions from this site...

    How to Setup Tesla DashCam and Sentry Mode - Pure Tesla

    On windows you need to use a 3rd party app to format a drive this size so I used GUIformat

    Ridgecrop Consultants Ltd

    Which seemed to work OK... FAT32 file system confirmed and my TeslaCam folder in place.

    However.... after multiple attempts repeating the process/ trying quick then slow formats.... the car would never recognise the disk!

    I don't know why!

    Anyway... as a last ditch I used another utility to format the disk just in case... and it worked!

    Download from here:

    https://www.rmprepusb.com/documents/rmprepusb-beta-versions

    Set the disk to be non bootable and max partition then press prepare disc.

    This worked first time and I now have functioning file storage.

    Great feature!
     
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  2. Roy W.

    Roy W. Battery running low...

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    Alternatively, use an Apple Mac ;)
     
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  3. xdcthedoc

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    Umm - yes.

    It is a bit frustrating that microsoft are chosing to make life difficult for us PC users :)

    Still... you have probably paid a LOT more money for your equivalent CPU speed / memory / GFX power than me.. so it is all good!
     
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  4. Roy W.

    Roy W. Battery running low...

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    I know what you mean. I paid almost £2k for my iMac. But it is five years old now, and it still boots up in less than 20 seconds.

    I used PCs at home and work between 1984 and 2015, but I’ve never regretted swapping to Mac. It just works!
     
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  5. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    Please keep people up to date re long term reliability. All in one USB sticks such as that linked do not have a good reputation for long term reliability - thats the reason why many go for SD/MicroSD (especially 'Endurance' cards) or potentially better SSD based solutions - they are more robust when continuously being written to.
     
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  6. xdcthedoc

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    Ah OK - I wasn't aware of an issue.

    So far so good reviewing dash cam footage tonight.

    Going to test sentry tomorrow.
     
  7. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    When viewing clips, I found this cross platform website to be very useful - no data is uploaded to any websites so even works offline.

    TeslaCam Video WebApp Player
     
  8. kuruma

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    Er no... they just don't... and that's over five years of working exclusively on top of the line iMacs and iPad Pros professionally until I retired this year. I now refuse to even eat apples.
     
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  9. xdcthedoc

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    #9 xdcthedoc, Oct 23, 2019
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    For some reason that site isnt working for me...

    I have been using this...

    Tesla Sentry Cam Software, Sentry Keeper, Tesla Sentry, Sentry Monitor

    Clunky - but cool seeing all 4 streams at once.

    EDIT - fot the web app to work... but only in IE - chrome not playing ball. Sentry keeper is maybe better in that it lets you create a merged video file to save?
     
  10. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    I used sentry keeper for a bit, but much prefer TeslaCam. ymmv.
     
  11. KaraGUK

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    Thank you so much I couldn't get the car to recognise the microSD until I tried your fix!
     
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  12. Leilani

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    Thanks so much for this. I have been struggling to get the dashcam going with no luck. Worked instantly!
     
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