BC-30 Camera (displays a mirror image of what it sees)

 

My BC-30 Camera has, all of a sudden, "decided" to display a mirror image of what it sees. Has anyone else experienced that and have any ideas on how to resolve it?

DougJ

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Well

Is there a setting to select either, so somehow it's been changed?

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

No setting for camera or on

No setting for camera or on the DriveSmart 50; apparently some of the newer units have that capability

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Try

Have you tried deleting the camera and then re-pairing it with the Drivesmart 50?

Factory Reset

I was trying to find a way for you to do a factory reset, but if it exists it may be in a hidden menu. Certainly there has to be a wasy to do that. The FAQ for that model indicates there is no way for the user to reverse or flip the image that some other cameras allow.

Is it still under warranty if all else fails?

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Well past warranty; mainly

Well past warranty; mainly use it for proximity when reversing. Thanks for suggestions

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Didn't think of that; will

Didn't think of that; will check it out

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

I don't own one, but...

I don't own a BC-30 but over on GPS City someone mentions that it is possible to mount the camera upside down which would cause the image to be flipped. On some Corvette forums, some people have done this on purpose with a front mounted unit to help eliminate damage to the front bumper.

Any way your unit could have been installed incorrectly?

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John from PA

No, it's been working fine

No, it's been working fine for two years. It just (arbitrarily?) started showing reversed image.

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Flip the camera?

wdjohnson2 wrote:

No, it's been working fine for two years. It just (arbitrarily?) started showing reversed image.

Probably time to give Garmin a call (800-800-1020).

Actually other people have had the same issue and without resolution so that may be the best remedy. Let us know what you learn.

I've also noticed that the BC-40 has a software method of flipping the image but apparently if the power is removed for a short interval, the device can relearn its orientation (the camera is symmetrical except for a Garmin logo). Is your BC-30 hard wired and always ON? If so can you interrupt power for a minute or two?

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John from PA

It is wired to the back-up

It is wired to the back-up light, so assuming if not in reverse, it has no power. May try disconnecting for a few secs and see what happens.

tks

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Definitely try the disconnect

wdjohnson2 wrote:

It is wired to the back-up light, so assuming if not in reverse, it has no power. May try disconnecting for a few secs and see what happens.

tks

Definitely try the total disconnect, but allow it to be done for a minute, not “a few secs” as you mention. If your backup lights are LED’s there often is a very low bias voltage applied so that a burned out bulb is detectable. In a sense they are never really off. I also believe some incandescent bulbs might work in a similar way. Chevy Impalas were noted for this around 2014-2015. Problems of battery drain started to occur when owners replaced the incandescent bulbs with cheap aftermarket LED’s.

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John from PA

No joy in mudville with

No joy in mudville with that. A real conundrum

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA