Your dash cam has a broken screen, how can you fix the problem? We will tell you the easiest way to fix your dash cam blank screen without much work and money, so you can start using it again as soon as possible.
Before you know it, you will have your dash cam working like new and without spending much money on repairs.
If that wasn’t good enough, we will also share with you some tips on how to avoid having this problem in the future!
Remove old/corrupt firmware files
To fix dash cam, delete any old and corrupt firmware files. To do so, navigate to System on your camera’s menu, then select Storage, and find your microSD card.
Select it and press the right-arrow key until you get to Format. Highlight it, hold down left button until a window appears asking you if you’re sure you want to format. Do it!
Use the correct USB port for installing
If you’re getting a Blank Screen error on your dash cam after connecting it to your computer. Then it’s probably not connected to a USB port that can handle its data.
Try unplugging it and plugging it into another USB port or try using a dedicated USB hub for even more connection ports.
Check out our troubleshooting tips for other solutions for dealing with dash cam issues such as file system errors.
If you still aren’t able to get rid of Blank Screen errors, then it might be time to check out some dash cams that don’t use microSD cards and have built-in storage instead.
Then there are no worries about your card being corrupted from repeated insertions.
Use the correct MicroSD card
A dash cam with a built-in battery is ideal for cars. Some dash cams have slots for microSD cards, which are like miniature hard drives that store video data as it’s being recorded.
If you purchase a card without doing research first, you might not buy one that can withstand constant writing and re-writing.
To fix your dash cam’s blank screen, don’t assume that because you can see video on your camera’s preview image (on your smartphone or computer) that you actually have enough storage space on your microSD card to record.
Look up reviews online before purchasing a memory card to make sure it has enough capacity for your specific needs. Make sure your new memory card will work with your dash cam.
Reinstall your dash cam app
If your dash cam is just displaying a black or blank screen, you might be able to fix it by reinstalling its app. We’ve seen a few dash cams where we needed to do that before it started working properly again.
For example, with Lockstate’s Locking + Streaming Wireless Dash Cam, we had to unplug our device for about 30 seconds and then try to start up its app again; although it didn’t work right away, once we tried again after a couple of minutes it worked normally.
Other times you might need to make sure that you’re using your device on an up-to-date OS.
Recalibrate your dash cam
Many dashboard cameras have a function for performing a factory reset, which can help fix issues that result in a black or blank screen.
Before resorting to recalibrating your dash cam, make sure you’ve disconnected your dash cam from its power source and taken out any microSD cards—especially if they contain sensitive data.
Doing so could prevent the loss of important files during the factory-reset process.
In most cases, simply performing a factory reset should solve any issues with display and keep your dash cam working at peak performance. You can find detailed instructions on how to do that on our website by clicking here.
Put your dash cam in camera mode (iOS only)
If you’re running into an issue where your dash cam video is playing but there’s no picture. Try putting your dash cam in camera mode and recording for a few seconds.
That should fix most minor issues. If that doesn’t work, you can try resetting it to factory settings (iOS only)
If you’re running into an issue where your dash cam video is playing. But there’s no picture, try putting your dash cam in camera mode and recording for a few seconds. That should fix most minor issues.
If that doesn’t work, you can try resetting it to factory settings (iOS only) by going to Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings. If that still doesn’t work, contact our support team and we’ll be happy to help.
Initialize your dash cam on your PC via the hard reset button
It’s rare, but if your dash cam is experiencing a black screen, you may need to initialize it by first unplugging it from power and then pressing and holding down its power button for about 15 seconds.
Afterward, plug in your dash cam again to power.
To do a full hard reset of your dash cam: Unplug your dash cam from power. With both hands on the camera body (not on any of its buttons), shake or rotate your dash cam 2–3 times clockwise and counterclockwise.
Plugin your dash cam again to complete all of these steps.
There are many ways to fix the screen of the dash cam that was blanking out. You need to follow the steps mentioned in the article.
You will be able to solve the problem of your dash cam if you follow the steps correctly.
Let me know if you were able to make your dash cam work fine again.