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What does the flashing light on the back of the camera indicate?

The boot light on the 5L300 (EtherLynx Pro), 5L400 (Fusion), and 5L2000 (EtherLynx 2000+) is the indicator of boot sequence. The boot  light will flash red at first, then quickly flash amber-colored as the camera is booting. If there is a problem with the communication, then the boot light will flash amber, but in a slower sequence – about every second.

Follow the instructions below to correct a communications problem:

  1. Check the static IP
  2. Check that the firewall is OFF
  3. Turn OFF any Anti-virus software
  4. DISABLE the Wireless card – this is not always necessary but a safe habit to keep
  5. Check that all cable connections are inserted all the way and secure

For Vision-series cameras, there is sometimes an orange blinking boot light which indicates the camera is waiting for connection from the computer. If this is the case, follow these steps.


Still have questions? Contact Tech Support here.

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Why am I getting a camera boot error?

Errors in booting cameras can be caused by a number of problems.  Most are solved by following these three (3) steps:

  1. Set static IP (
  2. DISABLE the wireless card
  3. Turn OFF the Firewall (and any Anti-virus software)

If the issue still persists:

Replace the Ethernet cables one at a time to eliminate the possibility of a bad cable or a bad connection.

If you’re using a multi-port switch, try different connection ports in case there is a loose connection or bad contact.

If this still does not resolve the booting error, then please contact technical support.

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