Baby monitors are an essential device in a parent’s toolkit that ensures their little one is safe, no matter where they are in the house.
VAVA baby monitors have been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years, as more and more parents are looking for a budget-friendly alternative to traditional baby monitors. But, as with any new product, there are some problems to be aware of.
Even the best baby monitors sometimes need a little troubleshooting, and in this article, you can get up to speed on some of the most common issues with VAVA baby monitors and the easiest ways to have them running effectively.
My VAVA Baby Monitor Won’t Turn On
Switching on your VAVA baby monitor should be as simple as pressing the power button, but what if for some reason your unit does not power up?
If you’re wondering why your VAVA baby monitor has seemingly decided that it doesn’t want to turn on then take a look at some of the most common causes below:
Have your batteries run out of juice?
- Some VAVA units, most notably the monitor, have the ability to run on batteries.
- If the battery level is reduced to low or is completely empty then the unit will not switch on.
- Keeping rechargeable VAVA baby monitor units charged is essential if you want to be able to turn the unit on at will.
- Some units, such as the IH006, will indicate the battery is low by a flashing red LED.
- VAVA camera units often must be connected to a power source.
- Any unit that requires a connection to a power source will not power up and turn on unless it is connected via the supplied cable.
Is the power cable in good condition?
- VAVA baby monitors come with power cables.
- These power cables are necessary to charge or power the units, such as the camera.
- If these cables become damaged then it will not be possible to charge or power your VAVA baby monitor, thus preventing it from turning on.
- Check your cables for signs of breakages or damage and order a replacement cable if so.
My VAVA Baby Monito Is Making Horrible Sounds
When it comes to baby monitors one can expect to hear the occasional wail, gurgle, and sometimes full-blown yelling, but there are sounds that may come from your VAVA baby monitor that are unexpected.
Users have reported a range of unwanted sounds from their VAVA baby monitor including:
- High-pitched squealing
- White noise
Thankfully, if you have experienced these odd sounds, it’s not too difficult to learn how to avoid them happening in the future. The most simple answer usually has to do with the placement of your monitor and the camera unit.
Your VAVA Baby Monitor Is Too Close To The Camera
If your camera and monitor are too close together you will know fairly quickly because the result is an unpleasant high-pitched ringing that is produced because of feedback.
Use these tips to ensure your camera and monitor are at the correct range from each other to avoid unwanted noises:
- Keep the camera and monitor at a distance of at least 1.5m.
- Keep the camera in range within 10m.
- Make sure that you do not have the volume set too high.
- Distortion can easily occur if the volume on your VAVA device has been set to a level that far exceeds what is necessary.
If you believe that you are experiencing distortion that may be caused by your volume settings then follow these steps to reduce it:
- Find and press the ‘Menu‘ button.
- Click ‘OK‘.
- Use the left button to lower the volume until the problem subsides.
My VAVA Baby Monitor Keeps Beeping
If your VAVA baby monitor has begun beeping incessantly you may want to know how to shut it off and get some peace and quiet.
However, there is a very good reason why your VAVA baby monitor will start beeping and it is due to one of two reasons, either:
- The alarm is going off.
- You are being alerted to a temperature issue.
VAVA Baby Monitor Alarms
The beeping on your baby monitor could be caused by an alarm that was set previously. Perhaps your partner or spouse set it without your knowledge?
VAVA baby monitor alarms can be set to go off after:
- 2 hours
- 4 hours
- or 6 hours
To deactivate the alarm you must press the ‘OK‘ button on your device.
VAVA Temperature Alert
If your device is beeping because of a temperature alert then that is something to take notice of.
- VAVA baby monitors will let you know if the temperature hits 35°C / 95°F or above.
- It will also alert you to temperatures that fall below 0°C / 32°F.
- Together with a beep alert, you will also see the icons ‘HH‘ or ‘LL‘ depending on the exact problem.
- If you receive this alert then it is essential to address the temperature in the room as it is no longer at a safe or optimal level for your baby.
- This beep alert is a fantastic safety feature.
My VAVA Baby Monitor Has Choppy Video
When you check on your baby via your VAVA baby monitor you want to have a crisp image of the little one sleeping peacefully. What you don’t want is juddering footage that makes it difficult to see what’s actually going on.
If you’ve been experiencing choppy video then try these two tips to prevent it:
- Adjust your antenna.
- Adjusting the position of your antenna to a vertical position can greatly improve the quality of video streaming.
- Look for obstacles.
- Objects that are in the way of the signal can reduce your video quality.
- Learn more about signal strength and how to improve it further down in this article.
My VAVA Baby Monitor Is Only Displaying In Black And White
We live in a world of color and your baby monitor should represent that. However, if you’ve found your VAVA baby monitor is stuck in the past and only displaying video in black and white then it may be due to a slight malfunction.
- Your VAVA baby monitor is likely stuck in night vision mode.
- Night vision mode is in black and white.
- You can tell if your unit is still in night vision mode by an LED indicator.
- To force the baby monitor out of night vision mode just switch on some lights and it will automatically turn off the setting.
Read our blog about 5 problems with VTech baby monitors.
There’s No Sound Coming From My VAVA Baby Monitor
If you’ve not heard a peep out of your sleeping baby then maybe you think you’re in for a peaceful evening.
However, if you’ve noticed that your baby is in fact awake and yet the monitor is not picking up any sound then that’s a bit of a problem.
So what could the reason for a complete lack of sound from your VAVA baby monitor be?
- The answer is most likely due to the unit being muted.
- If you check your volume settings and find it is set to ‘0’ then the monitor will not produce any sound.
- Use the up button to increase the volume and deactivate mute mode.
Only use the A/C adapter included in this package (6V, 600mA);
* The parent unit is supplied with a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery (3.7V 950mAh).
Charge the battery in the Parent Unit at least 12 hours before using it for the first time or when the Parent Unit indicates that the battery is low.
How Do You Reset A VAVA Baby Monitor?
A great way to solve minor glitches and issues with your VAVA baby monitor is to do a soft reset.
To perform a soft reset of your VAVA baby monitor:
- Locate the power button on the top right-hand side of the monitor unit.
- Press and hold this button for 15 seconds.
- Your monitor will then restart.
If you are still encountering an issue with your monitor, it may be time to do a factory reset.
This is a quick and easy way to restore your VAVA baby monitor to its factory settings, erasing all saved data and unpairing your camera.
All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Begin by unplugging the camera from the mains power.
- On the monitor unit of your VAVA baby monitor locate the ‘Menu’ button.
- It will be visible on the top right near the screen.
- Click this button, then go to settings. This option is identifiable via a small gear icon.
- Once in settings, choose ‘Factory Reset’.
- Your monitor will switch off and reset.
- Once this is complete, try plugging in and re-pairing your camera and see if the issue has been resolved.
Where Can You Get A VAVA Baby Monitor Repaired?
If you are encountering a problem with your VAVA baby monitor and you wish to have it repaired, the first thing to check is whether it is still under warranty.
The warranty of your VAVA baby monitor will be 18 months from the date of purchase.
A manufacturing defect that occurs during this warranty time period will be repaired free of charge by VAVA.
If they cannot repair your baby monitor for any reason, VAVA will replace the product with the same or one of equivalent value and return it to you at their cost.
To return your faulty product, simply:
- Begin by contacting customer services and collecting your RMA number.
- Next, write the number on the outside of the package. Any items returned to the VAVA warehouse will not be accepted without a visible RMA number on the outside.
- Return the item to VAVA via post or collection.
Once your monitor has been received by VAVA it will be assessed, repaired, or replaced at their warehouse, whichever they see fit.
With VAVA you receive lifetime customer service. However, as VAVA states:
“If products and/or parts require service after the warranty period expires, you must pay all labor and parts charges.”
Please note, that this warranty does not cover misuse, accidental damage, or an attempted repair done by a technician who is not at an authorized facility.
Why Is My VAVA Baby Monitor Saying No Signal?
It can be incredibly frustrating when your VAVA baby monitor is displaying no signal.
Read on to find the most common reasons and solutions as to why your VAVA baby monitor is encountering no signal.
- No signal can happen when the camera is placed out of range of the monitor.
- VAVA baby monitors have an operation range of 280-300m.
- If they are outside of this range, you will experience signal issues.
- Ensure you have placed the monitor and camera within this distance for optimal performance.
- Sometimes your VAVA baby monitor may need to be restored to its factory settings if it is struggling with signal issues. To do this follow the steps in the section titled ‘How do you reset a VAVA baby monitor?’.
- Your camera battery may be running low. This can result in signal issues, so always try to keep the battery levels above 20% to avoid low/no signal.
- There may be an issue with your camera’s power cable or the socket you are using. Ensure the cable is working properly, and try using a different plug socket.
When setting up your VAVA baby monitor base unit and camera, always avoid placing these obstacles in between them :
- Thick walls, especially those with metal sheeting. This can hamper the signal and dramatically reduce the connection range between your camera and the base unit.
- Large electrical or metal appliances such as televisions, microwaves, or fridges.
- Glass, especially double-glazed windows or mirrors.
- Large bodies of water such as baths, fish tanks, or water heaters.
Why Is My VAVA Baby Monitor Going Black?
When you go to use your VAVA baby monitor and all you see is a black screen it can be disconcerting.
Below are the common reasons why you are experiencing a black screen and how to resolve them:
- Your VAVA baby monitor has entered sleep mode.
- This happens after a period of inactivity and is designed to conserve battery.
- All you have to do is press any button to ‘wake up’ your monitor.
- Always check that your camera is within range of your base unit.
- As previously mentioned, the maximum range for your VAVA baby monitor is 280-300m.
- Similarly, when you have no signal, ensure there are no issues related to the power cable for your camera or the socket you are using.
- Check the cable and try switching sockets.
- The antenna on the monitor unit may not be in the appropriate position.
- Try adjusting it to a vertical position to improve signal transfer.
How Long Do VAVA Baby Monitors Last?
The monitor unit on your VAVA baby monitor has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last an impressive 10 hours with the display screen on in just a single charge.
You can recharge the battery with the USB-C cable provided.
If you allow your VAVA baby monitor to enter sleep mode, you can achieve 24 hours of use on a single charge.
In terms of shelf life, VAVA boasts quite a long warranty period of 18months and lifetime customer service.
General Pros and Cons For VAVA Baby Monitors
- Great value for money
- Decent signal strength
- Superior battery life for the parent monitors
- No Wi-fi capabilities
- Connection issues
- No integrated lullabies
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- Manuals Plus: VAVA VA-IH006 Baby Monitor User Guide
- Baby Gear Essentials: VAVA Baby Monitor Review
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