How to Put an SD Card in a Dashcam
1. Find the memory card slot at the back of your dashcam, usually located on the left or right sides. It will have a piece of plastic covering it. Carefully remove it.
2. Insert your SD card in one of the two slots on your dashcam.
3. Remove your old memory card from your computer and dashcam and save all files in either a local drive or a memory card reader. Then, insert your new memory card into the dashcam, and put the plastic cover back.
4. Insert your SD card into your computer’s slot for saving files and videos. You can transfer data files to the SD card into your computer’s hard drive.
5. Remove your new memory card from your computer and insert it back into the dashcam.
Issues Related to SD Cards
1. Inserting The Memory Card From The Wrong Side
The most common cause of memory card problems in a dashcam is inserting the card into the slot upside down. So, if you have inserted the card upside down, you need to flip it around and insert it back.
2. Inserting The Card In The Wrong Slot
The second most common cause of memory card problems in a dashcam comes from inserting the card in one of the two slots on your dashcam. Inserting the SD card in the wrong slot will either make it fall off or erase all files stored on it.
Insert The Card In The Proper Slot
In dashcams, there are two slots for SD cards. One slot is for writing new files, and the other one is for reading existing files.
Try to insert the correct memory card in an upside-down position and see if it’s able to stay there. If it’s a tight fit, you know it’s inserted correctly, and you can insert it normally. If there is a lot of space between the card and dashcam, flip the card around 180 degrees and insert it. If that doesn’t work, then you have to reverse the card.
Types of Dashcam Memory Cards
The most popular types of dashcam memory cards have capacities ranging from 4GB to 64GB, allowing you to store anywhere from 1 hour to 20 hours worth of videos in your dashcam.
Popular SD Cards
1. Standard SD Card: 4GB to 32GB.
2. Micro SD Card: 4GB to 64GB.
3. MicroSDHC Card: 16GB to 64 GB.
4. MicroSDXC Cards: Up to 256 GB
5. CompactFlash Cards: 8 GB to 128 GB
6. SanDisk Extreme Card: Up to 32GB
7. SDHC Card: Up to 32GB
8. SDHC XC Card: Up to 128GB
9. Kingston SDHC Card: 8GB to 32GB
10. ExtremeSDHC Card: 4GB to 32GB
The most important thing to remember is that inserting the SD card in the wrong slot will either make it fall off or erase all files stored on it. By following these steps, you can make sure that you insert your SD card into your dashcam correctly and avoid any memory card problems. The above article has been written to enable you to put your SD card on your dashcam. In addition, if you don’t make use of an SD card, then your dashcam will keep looping over the same footage again until the memory card is full or the battery depletes away.