HELP - Hikvision NVR / Camera Password Conflict

Had a HIK NVR belly up with 12 direct connected HIK plug and plays . Went to swap out the NVR with a new one and activated it a strong password. Apparently the cameras were previously activated with a different pw through the old NVR plug and play that I can't for the life of me remember.

The NVR is apparently trying to connect to the cameras with new activated password and it locks the camera because of 5 unsuccessful tries. Even tried the NVR Camera management menu to attempt to factory default the camera and it fails.

So to bypass the NVR's brute force, I brought in a separate POE switch, plugged one and my laptop in, and tried the recovery tool but no luck at all. (It's always worked on NVR's when I direct logon to the console).I finally removed one of the cameras and brought it home to play with (customer is about 100 miles away).

I really don't want to send 12 requests for pw's to HIK unless last resort because I've tried that in the past and never gotten a reply. Is there any way to "de"activate or factory default the cameras? These are value line series, no reset buttons.

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