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Has the hackabiliy of the E4 made you buy one :  

Yes, I was already looking at the competition at a similar price, but the hack swung it to E4
250 (26.9%)
Yes, I'd not considered buying a TIC before, but 320x240 resolution at this price justifies it (as either tool or toy!)
432 (46.4%)
Yes, I was going to buy an E5/6/8 class of unit but will now get the E4
45 (4.8%)
No, but am looking out for a cheap i3 to hack
44 (4.7%)
Not yet, but probably will if now that a closed-box hack becomes is possible
160 (17.2%)

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Author Topic: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown  (Read 2822938 times)

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Online Bud

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8600 on: March 03, 2020, 04:15:13 pm »
From this topic you can only use information how to connect to the camera. The software part is mostly obsolete as it referred to earlier versions (2.3.0 at most, i believe).  For the software 3.x.x the reader should use the E4 WiFi topic.
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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8601 on: March 10, 2020, 11:55:48 am »
I have  a pre modded E4 1.1L sw 1.22 software for some time now, finding kids when playing hide and seek is much better for it :-)

It works OK but cannot get images off the camera using flir tools 'failed to initialise camera'.

Can somebody advise how and if safe to update to later version and remod it, and i guess a few extra features too..

I do not have virgin backup files.

I've read quite a few of the posts here but the thread is immense !!

Thanks
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8602 on: March 12, 2020, 03:38:55 pm »
A strange phenomenon was discovered while using it.
https://youtu.be/yo_cvvdPoc0
https://youtu.be/32T0qMixajM
The power button does not turn off at once.
After power on. It turns off
The screen shakes when the battery is low.
FLIR E5 1.2L v3.16.0
I hacked it last time.
What's wrong?
« Last Edit: March 12, 2020, 03:48:29 pm by sungwoo »
 

Offline comtec

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8603 on: March 12, 2020, 09:55:37 pm »
Upgraded 1.22 to 3.16 using FLIR tools, all went well and resolution and menu hacks still present.. that was a surprise..
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8604 on: March 18, 2020, 05:10:54 pm »
Having spent a lot of time reading and searching, I am trying to determine the upgrade path for my E4 1.2L 3.12 camera. I see solutions for v 2.0 hardware, but I am not finding it for 1.2. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8605 on: March 18, 2020, 11:20:09 pm »
Does the latest hardware still stream 320x240@60 like in Mikes original video? or has Flir noticed this and dropped the frame rate on newer sensor hardware?


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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8606 on: March 19, 2020, 12:55:16 am »
AFAIK E4 never did that. I recall Mike got an indication by probing around that the sensor seemed to output a higher frame rate but it was not user accessible.
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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8607 on: April 23, 2020, 03:25:26 pm »
Upgraded 1.22 to 3.16 using FLIR tools, all went well and resolution and menu hacks still present.. that was a surprise..

did you experience the random crashing at times before the update and did it help after?
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8608 on: May 09, 2020, 09:36:54 pm »
I wasnt sure to start new thread or ask in this one? My E6 is stuck at the spash screen, I cannot connect to it? I Tried copying files to the directory, but they erase and 2 error files return? Struggling for help here. thanks.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 09:28:16 am by totalgearhead »
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8609 on: May 09, 2020, 10:22:48 pm »
Have you used a PC to format the picture storage flash drive ? This is known to cause this problem. In the scenario, it is a return to FLIR job for firmware rebuild.

If the unit is still under warranty you can resort to returning it to FLIR for repair if no other solutions are forthcoming from this forum.

Fraser
« Last Edit: May 09, 2020, 10:27:24 pm by Fraser »
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8610 on: May 10, 2020, 11:05:50 am »
If you killed the camera with a format, it is, in my humble opinion, a failure in the cameras design and so I would approach a FLIR with a claim that the camera has a design fault enabling the user to innocently brick it. Unless there is a large print warning about not formatting the flash drive with a PC, I see FLIR as being culpable. Forget warranty.... go for good will and ask a FLIR to repair your camera as this is not acceptable in such an expensive product. Basically try shaming them into repairing it. I certainly would. If you are polite but firm, they may come to the party or at least offer a reduced repair cost. Audi paid  the cost of a new exhaust system that I had fitted as it had not lasted as long as they expected. (They paid half the cost of new front brake discs that warped for the same reason). It was a stainless steel exhaust system and my car was 3 years old. A product should last a reasonable period of time and be free of design defects that can put it beyond use within a reasonable period of time.

You have nothing to lose.

By the way, the part numbers and serial numbers you are seeing are likely those of the main board and microbolometer and not the camera. FLIR always store the various modules details in their cameras.

Good luck and I hope FLIR help you.

Fraser
« Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 11:10:22 am by Fraser »
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8611 on: May 10, 2020, 01:17:17 pm »
thanks for the advice Fraser, I have logged a request with the local FLIR office. Lets see what heppens, I will let you know.
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8612 on: May 10, 2020, 01:52:26 pm »
I have always had very good experiences with the Canadian FLIR service centre.

I hope they help you.

Fraser
 

Offline parkwood151

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8613 on: May 13, 2020, 02:53:34 pm »
Hey folks, I'm a long time lurker but first time poster.

I purchased an E4 a few months ago, but prior to purchasing I had come across the ability to hack it, and this thread.  I read through the whole thing, finally picked up an E4, used it for awhile, and then decided I wanted to "upgrade it".  I read through the thread again (took awhile), located the files I needed, and sat down to start, and got stuck pretty quick.  I'm hoping somebody can help. 

I have an E4 1.2L, running 2.3.0

Using FlirInstallNet, I tried to put my camera into RNDIS mode, the temporary file didn't seem to work, so I tried the permanent one.  I'm in RNDIS mode now, I think, but when I open FlirInstallNet again the IP address is 169.254.199.115, not the expected 192.168.0.2.  In network connections there is a connection with the mentioned IP address, and its called FLIR Camera Network Device #2.  However, I can't FTP into it, and when I try to run the remove RNDIS FIF file, all I get is a connection timeout error. 

Thoughts?

Thanks so much in advance
~Jeff
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8614 on: May 14, 2020, 02:31:14 am »
Get a computer or VM with Windows XP. It always works fine with Flir drivers. Win 7 or 10 not always do and are hit and miss.
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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8615 on: May 20, 2020, 09:55:47 pm »
Hi everyone!  4 Years ago I bought a used E4 non-wifi off Amazon that had been partially hacked and left with the "ring of crap."  With some help here I was able to update it from 2.3 to 2.11 and fixed the RoC, kept the resolution, but lost all the advanced menu options.  I've been bored on lockdown and I'm thinking about trying to get the menu hacks working.

A few questions:

  • Is there a better/newer firmware than 2.11 for modding?
  • Would it be possible/safe to fully revert the camera to original E4 specs to make the hack easier?
  • Aside from the original conf files and SUID, are there any files I should back up before tampering with the camera?  Any gotchas to watch out for?

Thanks!
 


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