RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > RV Systems & Appliances
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-14-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
Member
 
nhcouple's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 46
backup camera and my laptop

I have a 1990 class a Newport by Cobra. The original backup camera and monitor do not work. magnavox monitor has white snow only. can i hook the camera into my laptop. any other ideas for troubleshooting would be appreciated
__________________

nhcouple is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-14-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
iRV2 Marketing
 
DriVer's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 23,491
Blog Entries: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by nhcouple View Post
I have a 1990 class a Newport by Cobra. The original backup camera and monitor do not work. magnavox monitor has white snow only. can i hook the camera into my laptop. any other ideas for troubleshooting would be appreciated
I believe that the problem may be that the backup camera does not conform with NTSC therefore you won't be able to resolve an image on your laptop. BUT I might be barking up the wrong tree.
__________________

__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, Workhorse W22
F&R Track Bars, Safety+ , Ultrapower, Taylor Extremes, SGII
TST 507, Blue Ox, SMI, Koni FSD, CrossFire
RV/MH Hall of Fame - Lifetime Member
DriVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Florida Cooters Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 337
Quote:
Originally Posted by nhcouple View Post
I have a 1990 class a Newport by Cobra. The original backup camera and monitor do not work. magnavox monitor has white snow only. can i hook the camera into my laptop. any other ideas for troubleshooting would be appreciated
nhcouple,
I agree with DriVer's assessment...
BUT if you can find an old Black/White battery powered analog TV, you may be able to plug (or jump) your camera leads into that TV.

This will help you determine if it is the monitor or the camera at fault.

If it turns out the monitor is at fault... you may be able to use that little TV as your monitor. If the image is reversed, just reverse the leads.
Jim
__________________
Jim and Fran in Central Florida
1989 Country Coach Sedona Mark V
Turbocharged Detroit Diesel 8.2L "Fuel Pincher"
Good man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 08:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Luv2go's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Appalachian Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,263
Nhcouple, Since you are getting snow on the monitor, maybe there is a simpler solution, Snow on the monitor usually means it is getting no signal, but the monitor itself is working.

You may want to try disconnecting, inspecting and reconnecting all the connections from the monitor to the camera. You can temporarily replace a cable that you suspect to make sure it is bad before taking the time to run it properly through the coach. Also, check the power to the camera (there should be some kind of 12V feed, try to check it at the camera end to make sure it is getting power).

I have successfully used an old 5" B/W DC powered TV as a backup monitor as Good man suggested. The TV had a lighter plug adapter so it powered from the lighter socket in the coach. The backup camera was a $30 Harbor Freight security camera, it already had the RCA plug the TV needed. I needed to reverse the TV's horizontal deflector coil wires to see the image reversed but I believe a real backup camera displays a reversed image properly on a normal monitor.

If you do go the laptop connection route, you will have to find an adapter that converts whatever type connector the camera has to an RCA plug and make sure your laptop has video capture capability (or buy a USB adapter card), then hope DriVer IS barking up the wrong tree.

Good Luck!
Stewart
__________________
Stewart, Brenda and kids
2008 Newmar Canyon Star 3410, now at a new home
2006 Roadtrek Versatile 210
Luv2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 11:01 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
gripper's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lutz, FL
Posts: 772
FWIW - My backup camera/monitor quit working (only a snowy picture) a couple of weeks ago. My son checked the connector between the camera and the line (at the camera), to the monitor and found it to be bad. After cleaning and trying to get a better connection, he just cut the connector out and "hard-wired" the connections with "butt connectors". It works fine now. The wires are color-coded, so it was easy to make the connections. Roland
__________________
Roland & Jerri, with Maggie & Mollie, our Pups; '05 Fleetwood Providence, 39' DP; '08 Saturn. "The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has it's limits" (Einstein)
gripper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×