Inside the Motorola Scout73/Foscam73/Blink HD security camera

Since I have not been able to successfully get access to the RTSP stream and the camera has been stuck in a reboot loop for a month after tinkering, I decided to go all-in and disassemble the camera in hopes of finding a place where I can serial in. I was hopeful after reading about the W55FA92 DEV-Board but it is never as simple as you want it to be. However, I’m far from done with this… I need to look at the pinouts for the N32926 chip and follow it to find were the serial pins may be so I can rig up a JTAG interface or fully destroy the contents of the memory and force it to reload maybe via TFTP.

NOTE: There is a lot of horrible soldering done inside this camera and a lot of corrosion that has affected the performance of the infrared LED’s so once this camera is revived then it will be time to clean-up and re-solder these connections.

Inside the dome

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Under the main PCB

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The brains of the camera

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The PCB for the camera itself and IR LED’s

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One comment to Inside the Motorola Scout73/Foscam73/Blink HD security camera

  • Jason  says:

    Hi Jamie.

    Are you still using your Motorola Focus 73 Camera? I am streaming my feed to iSpy and recording the motion, which I then merge on a daily basis and then remove all the scenes that were recorded but without motion with FFMPEG, which cuts the videos to about half their size. I was just wondering if you managed to improve your stream quality and if you are using Wi-Fi or a wired connection.

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