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Nest Camera issue?

So, I have 4 Google Nest cameras around my house. All of them are working fine except one just stopped responding. But, it will still notify me if an animal, or person walks by, it correctly identifies the person, but the video is one big blur, I will also get a message that the camera is unreachable. All the cameras are on the same Wifi, but only this one is having problems. Is this just a reboot or hard reset issue or is the camera dying on me?

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2024/04/17
18:46 UTC

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Joined the Public Preview / Beta. Any useful scripts you’ve made?

4 Comments
2024/04/17
14:33 UTC

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Nest Aware Subscription Following EOL Date

Are people being charged for this subscription? Some of my functionality works, but a majority of it went away.

10 Comments
2024/04/17
10:50 UTC

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Can I stop these resubscribe notifications?

So this is a thing I have just been living with and I assume there is nothing that can be done, but want to check if I was missing something.

I have migrated my account to Google and I used to have a subscription as I had a couple of cameras.

I no longer have those cameras and as such cancelled my subscription.

The products I have left are a thermostat and 2 protects, none of which I am aware requires a subscription or could provide extra features should I subscribe again.

However not every time, but fairly regularly I open the nest app I am shown a full screen, "your subscription has ended, please resubscribe" message. I have to interact with it to say no, bugger off, but it keeps coming back after some time.

It feels a bit shitty that I'm being asked to resubscribe to something that would not benefit the current products I'm using. It would feel shitty if I did still have cameras but actively choose to not resubscribe.

Is there something I'm missing that I can stop or opt out of, is it a quirk of my particular situation or is it something else?

The nest app, the Google app and the GStore all just try and get me to start a free trial, there is nothing existing or left over that I can see.

To me it just seems Google are hounding me just because I used to have a subscription but don't anymore.

0 Comments
2024/04/17
10:44 UTC

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Novice DIY'er wants a smart thermostat / Nest Thermostat (mirrored face, model year 2000?) w/ oil boiler

question. my heat is an oil boiler providing baseboard heat in 2 zones. 1 zone also has a central A/c system. the system with ac had more wires at the thermostat and connecting a nest learning thermostat was a breeze; had every wire it cared about and heat / a/c work perfectly. its power situation seems ok (it never complains of low power or battery).

downstairs is my heat only zone. the thermostat there has only 2 wires, w / r. the oil boiler control module is a Hydrostat model 3150. inside it i see the two low voltage thermostat terminals, but no low voltage 'C' terminal.

the nest thermostat (model year 2000 i think, with the mirrored face) i intend to use wants a C wire. it stopped setup complaining of such.

i assume, even if i buy the google nest power connector it (the thermostat) also asked me if i had, i would still need another source of 24V low voltage (or somewhere to pickup the 'C'). due to the hydrostat not offering a 'C' contact.

i have the ability to add a new transformer in the boiler room to provide said 24V, but how exactly do i wire up everything correctly? thanks!

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2024/04/17
03:18 UTC

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Of the remaining Nest products which one will Google drop next.

I have 2 Google Hello doorbells, Nest Protect, 2 Nest thermostats, Nest/Yale door lock and a Nest indoor camera. I’m debating on whether or not I stay within the Google ecosystem, I’m deciding what to replace next (have a 100.00 Google Store credit).

10 Comments
2024/04/17
02:55 UTC

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Nest Battery Doorbell won't charge when wired.

My friends house had a nest Battery Doorbell that they had to charge every few days so they wanted to wire it up so it would always be charged up. There was no doorbell wire installed previously in the house. I ran a CatV wire from the doorbell to an outlet where I installed this transformer

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085WPNC29?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

I put both orange wires to the 24v terminal and both greens to the ground. The doorbell still isn't charging and I'm not sure why. Any ideas of what I could try?

0 Comments
2024/04/17
02:42 UTC

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More outdoor Nest camera issues

I posted last week about issues with my outdoor wired nest cam not powering on. Turns out the usb hub was bad. Google sent replacement and I was up and running again.

Now, over the last couple of days my backyard cam kept resetting itself and it wouldn’t connect. I had to pull it down today. Got it reconnected and not it won’t even turn on at all. No led light at all.

Contacted google and they aren’t doing anything for me. I am so furious. First nest secure, my other nest camera(although now fixed), and now my other one.

I don’t know what to do from here. Do I find a used one online? Do I get their new battery one and hope that a solar panel will keep it live all the time? Do I just plan to abandon google altogether?

I’m just torn and frustrated.

0 Comments
2024/04/17
01:21 UTC

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Confused about 'superfluous' wire for heat pump

I had a heat pump installed a while back that's working fine. I removed the provided thermostat and installed a 3rd Gen Nest recently.

The compressor model number is 4TXD2036A10NUA, the air handler is 4MXA2024A10NUA, with a 10 kW heat strip as aux.

Original Wiring

Nest Wiring

Basically I can't figure out what the black wire is for. I tried wiring it as both second stage heating in Y2 and as an emergency heat source in *, but when I try to test either it just runs the fan with neither the heat strips nor compressor kicking on.

Even the diagram in the installer's guide seems to only have 6 wires, not 7:

https://preview.redd.it/tvt0sbpctxuc1.png?width=733&format=png&auto=webp&s=d27277ecb6f2d4cf15c44b39c4f65c7d99289f99

Am I correct that I have a 1-stage system and that the black wire is superfluous, or am I missing something?

2 Comments
2024/04/17
00:52 UTC

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Nest thermostat not powering on central air condenser unit

Hello, I recently purchased a nest thermostat and am having trouble with the central air. Heat functions properly however when turned over to cool mode, the condenser will not power on. While checking compatibility I was told everything is compatible. Air condition unit is operational so I am almost positive this is a wiring issue. After setting up the thermostat I am seeing that Y and G wires are not detected. Upon closer look at the HVAC unit control board it appears that the W and Y wire are connected on the same terminal. Let me know if anyone has any suggestions, I am at a loss. Pictures of previous thermostat wiring, current Nest wiring, and furnace terminal wiring are attached.

https://imgur.com/a/HVdl2Hg

0 Comments
2024/04/16
23:52 UTC

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Dropcam Pro cameras, any purpose now that support has ended, or just recycle?

Hello,

As of April 8th, I have 4 Dropcam Pro cameras which no longer work with Nest app.

Before recycling I was curious if these cameras could be utilized for any other purpose via 3rd party app or Windows, such as a webcam, or camera attached to a PC?

Also, could the internal camera and mic be repurposed for a Raspberry Pi device?
Feels like a shame just recycling them.

Thanks!

9 Comments
2024/04/16
23:04 UTC

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Heat won't turn off when set room temperature is reached. The unit goes black as if it's cycled off but the heat remains on (I know I know.... it's like groundhog day LOL)

Ok, so, I've been dealing with this Nest issue for 2 winters now and I'm either going to fix it or throw this $250 dollar paper weight in the garbage!!

I'm going to preface this with, I have 2 Nest learning thermostats and 1 Nest thermostat and the issue I'm having is with the Nest Learning thermostat on the first floor which regulates the heat ONLY on the first floor. The Nest thermostat regulates the heat on the second floor and the other Nest Learning Thermostat regulates the heat in the Master Bedroom/Master Bathroom and office on the third floor.

I had an HVAC guy install the next on the second floor, but I installed the Nest in the master and on the first floor. All was working fine until it wasn't. THe first floor nest learning thermostat would continue to run the heat even when the desired room temperature was reached. Both the learning thermostats were installed with NO C WIRE. The master works fine that way and I haven't had to do anything with that one. First floor clearly didn't. The only way to reset it was to cycle up above the current room temperature, cycle back down below and then reset the Nest. This seems to make is SNAP OUT OF IT. Had an HVAC guy come and troubleshoot after the first winter of dealing with this issue. He installed a C wire. It seemed to work, until it didn't again although it does it LESS frequently now, but it's still doing it. Last winter it did it about 10 times. This winter only 3 times but it's still doing it. Before I go out and buy a Honeywell smart thermostat to the tune of another 150 bucks, I'd like to give this Nest another hundred chances!! HAS ANYONE..... ANYONE SUCCESSFULLY FIXED THIS ISSUE!!!!

3 Comments
2024/04/16
20:27 UTC

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Electrician installed nest but it only turns on in the morning

I had nest learning thermostat installed by electrician. But I am having trouble running the schedule.

When I press heat link and leave it on, it turns boiler only in the morning 8-11ish for few hours. When heat link isn't turned on, boiler doesn't turn on.

Electrician said, they have installed properly and I should speak to nest customer support. But all I get is some Asian lady telling me to turn on/off schedule / home away and call again 24 hrs later.

Anyone had this issue? Where boiler only runs fires via heat link but ignore schedule?

13 Comments
2024/04/16
20:23 UTC

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Nest Outdoor Camera Constantly Powering Off

We cannot seem to figure this issue out. We have 2 different outdoor cameras, I've tried swapping the power supply on both. They both do the same thing, completely random lose power. The only have to bring them back online is to manually unplug from the USB adapter. If we remove the plug from the wall outlet and plug back in, camera doesn't function. We have unplug the USB adapter, wait 10-15 seconds and plug it back in. Camera then works for X amount of days/hours. Is there anyway around this?

3 Comments
2024/04/16
17:27 UTC

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Learning thermostat: cannot add cooling schedule?

I have both heating and cooling with the nest, but when I try to add a schedule, it's always "orange". How do I set a cooling schedule? Or it's combined?

Since it doesn't have an "off" switch, I want to use a low heating temp (like 9c) to tell it to be off, but I don't want it to actually cool to that temp.

6 Comments
2024/04/16
17:15 UTC

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Nest Outdoor Cams slow live feed

I have 2 outdoor nest cams. Recently the playback speed has been really slow almost like a stutter. I have no issues with nest doorbell playback or any other devices on my network. the Cameras are no more than 20 feet from the router.

High end router with 1200GB speed.

I have power cycled the cameras and router. Any suggestions?

2 Comments
2024/04/16
14:43 UTC

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How to actually set a schedule right on the thermostat

So I have tried setting a schedule on the app and it keeps reverting back to earlier settings. I am trying now directly ob the Nest but its so infuriating. It is slow to respond to touch and the wheel does not always change the menu, there are no physical buttons and the whole things is just unintuitive and user-hostile. Any tips for how to set a manual schedule? I am on heat-cool setting, if that matters

6 Comments
2024/04/16
12:54 UTC

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Can I limit who can turn on/off nest cams without removing all Google permissions?

I have teenagers who like access to Google Home cause they're tech heads. But I've caught them turning off the Nest Cam at various times. Can I have absolute control of the Nest Cams but still give them member status on Google Home? Thanks

3 Comments
2024/04/16
11:39 UTC

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Nest thermostat started blowing hot air in cooling mode (solved)

Backstory: After my family moved to a townhouse last Fall, we realized it made no sense to heat or cool the entire three-story house. We got a bundle of Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd generation) and two Nest temperature sensors from a local Home Depot in Pennsylvania, so we can focus only on the master bedroom and the baby room (with the help of the two sensors), while the thermostat is installed in the living room. We hired Nest's partner OnTech to get all of these professionally installed and tested, including the cooling function.

After the cold days were gone, it happened that our Nest Thermostat acted up and would only blow hot air when it was supposed to cool. We searched for many posts and also reached out to OnTech and Nest's respective customer services, and have tried many different settings (e.g. switching the O/B designations) and wiring configurations (mostly to help a technician troublesboot or debug the system), until Google agreed to send us a replacement mainly because our retired (and "dumb") thermostat, when installed back, could still perfectly cool the air as expected.

We self-installed the replacement today using the previous settings and wiring configurations, and now the Nest Thermostat is back to normal and can blow cool air when it is supposed to cool. Everything is perfect now. It turned out that the former issue was due to a faulty unit that we owned brand new for only 7 months.

So if folks encounter similar issues like what we just experienced, a replacement or new device may serve you. But I admit I am now disillusioned with the reliability of a Nest Thermostat (and potentially other competitor products claiming to be "smart"). If it started to acting up and heat our baby room when it is supposed to cool and in fact makes it even hotter and hotter, there is a life-threatening risk if we are not in any of the rooms and feel the temperature.

1 Comment
2024/04/16
06:54 UTC

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Question about nest thermostat

So I’ve always noticed my room felt really warm compared to the rest of the home, even when the AC is set on below 70 my room still feels warm. So I bought a tool which measures RH% and temperature, when my nest says the house is 70, my room is around 77 degrees and the living room where the thermostat is around 75. Does anyone know if this is an issue with my Nest or my actual AC unit.

1 Comment
2024/04/16
01:39 UTC

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Any input on the third-party outdoor power cables?

I have an original one from Google but they’re pricey. That being said the third-party ones seem mixed so I don’t mind paying the premium

0 Comments
2024/04/16
01:07 UTC

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Nest Thermostat is a piece of garbage.

Absolute piece of garbage thermostat. Came with the house. Reads about 10 degrees colder then it actually is upstairs. Refuses to heat or cool when I try to set it to a range. It'll be in a range of like 67 - 71 and the thermostat itself will display 74, but will refuse to start the AC then. It constantly thinks I'm away, in the middle of the night, in the evening, in the morning. Just away, all the time, despite the fact that I'm at home most of the time. Again, it is NOT accurate. I will be in my room, fan running on full blast with sweat running down my body and the thermostat has the GALL to LIE to me "oh it's actually only 68" NO IT IS NOT. Like it straight up is just WRONG. Actually piece of garbage. And it constantly sets itself to whatever temp ranges it wants, even though I have every single option in the app disabled and have had support people look and configure it to NOT do so. And yet it still does. And then you look for any sort of support or troubleshooting help or anything on any forum and it's just filled with Google shill apologists going "Nahhh you're the idiot Nest is the single greatest thing ever and it's impossible for it to be bad"

32 Comments
2024/04/15
22:06 UTC

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Professional Installation required.. Do I have to?

Trying to install a 3rd gen learning thermostat, here's my wiring configuration:

Rh - Rc - Y1 - G - W1/E - W2 - O - C.

Rh and Rc are jumped together with only 1 red wire going into the AC unit (as you can see in picture).

I'd rather not find a nest pro... Any idea how I should connect this to Nest?

Thank you!

https://preview.redd.it/d4tnpfswspuc1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7a628e8e5044b01c353e65247753fc0b07c869c5

2 Comments
2024/04/15
21:56 UTC

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Negatives to turning off and leaving off Nest Thermostat?

I’m currently in a fight with my roommate over our thermostat. We live in Southern California and I want to be able to regulate the temperature to a comfortable level with the Heat + Cold mode (usually I like between 70-74, but to compromise more with her I set it wider to 68-76), however they’re against using the Central Heat/AC as much as possible (in the name of “saving money”) and want it turned completely off as much as possible, especially if nobody is home.

We’ve tried talking it through and compromising at least twice in the past, but I very frequently will turn the thermostat to Heat + Cold (not even activating the unit, just to keep the range consistent and not freezing/sweltering), leave the room, and come back later to see they’ve turned the whole thermostat off again.

I’m going to confront them about this again soon, but before I do I want to know: are there any significant downsides to turning and leaving a Nest thermostat off vs utilizing any of the other settings, including the ECO setting? This is my first apartment with a smart thermostat, so I’d love to hear any info or experiences from people that have had a system like that longer than me!

1 Comment
2024/04/15
21:48 UTC

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Google Home: unable to set nest cameras on or off based on whether I'm home

Hi, so I don't want my nest cameras on while I'm home, and I want them to turn on when I leave.

I go to settings and try to set up a routine. If I select a "household" routine, then I am able to select individual cameras to set on or off, but there's no way to use my phone's location as a starter.

If I select a "personal" routine, I can use my phone's location as a starter, but my cameras do not show up in my list of home devices, therefore I cannot set them on or off.

What gives? How do I fix this? The Google support page just says to go to my Home app's settings, but I don't see anything that controls for this.

These are brand new Indoor Nest cameras. I am the only person in my household.

0 Comments
2024/04/15
21:18 UTC

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