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    FLEXIDOME multi 7000i (IR) and FLEXIDOME panoramic 5100i (IR) - cameras were not able to boot

    When a FLEXIDOME multi 7000i (IR) or FLEXIDOME panoramic 5100i (IR) does not boot up or is unresponsive.


    Possible causes and solution(s)




    The symptoms that you will see is the camera is not able to boot up and is unresponsive.

    • If the Status light next to the reset button stays red or has any other abnormality. 
      • In this situation the Status light behaves the same even after a factory default, by pressing the reset button for over 15 seconds.

    • Normally a camera will operate as below.
      • The Status light should start as Red while booting, then should change to Green after the boot process finishes
    • Affected cameras
      • FLEXIDOME multi 7000i, FLEXIDOME multi 7000i IR.
        • if the cameras have been operating using FW lower than FW 8.71 (FW 8.71 safe to use).
      • FLEXIDOME panoramic 5100i, FLEXIDOME panoramic 5100i IR. 
        • if the cameras have been operating using FW lower than FW 8.70 (FW 8.70 safe to use).
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    The old FW (listed by camera above) is incorrectly using the memory and is causing unrecoverable wear out to the memory. Causing the camera to no longer reboot and leaving the camera entirely unresponsive. The fix was made to protect the camera from experiencing this type of memory issue. Development had noticed this problem in 2022 in their lab and thus made a fix early in 2023. But due to not fully understand the long-term ramifications, the FW continued to be available. The affected FW has now been removed from the Bosch Download store.




    • Bosch always requires the customer to upgrade their cameras to the latest FW. Because bugs like this are found and fixed, and if not updated, can cause permanent damage to the cameras.
    • If a camera experiences has experienced these symptoms, there is no solution, camera will need to be replace. 

    To protect the cameras that are still operating.

    • The customer needs to immediately upgrade their camera(s) to the latest FW.
      • Details of the FW related to this memory issue.
        • For the FLEXIDOME multi 7000i (IR) - FW 8.71 is where the memory issue was fixed.
          • The first camera from production with the fixed FW was SN: 404732537614033358.
        • For the FLEXIDOME panoramic 5100i (IR) - FW 8.70 is where the memory issue was fixed
          • The first camera from production with the fixed FW was SN: 404706337415070019.
    Version history
    Last update:
    ‎06-14-2024 03:24 PM
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