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Hiker
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After update....battery drain issue

So after originally applying the fix of charging battery without SD card, that fixed my overnight battery drain issue.
Now after 1.6 firmware update its back. Lost almost 100% overnight, WTF!! And now while I’m on vacation and want to use it.

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Hiker
Posts: 23

I think I may have found issue. I left wireless connectio...

I think I may have found issue. I left wireless connection “On”? Not sure why these things remain “on” even when camera is turned off. Will see if that was the cause.

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Adventurer
Posts: 8,160

Re: After update....battery drain issue

try to re flash your firmware 1.61   and not sure if other settings are on if they are turn them off, if you are unsure  reset them or factory reset the camera. if  the bat continues leave plugged in when ready to use grab and go, till you cna get to a rep. at gopro maybe they can walk you  through some steps to stop the drain .

Hiker
Posts: 85

Re: After update....battery drain issue


@mikea7050 wrote:
So after originally applying the fix of charging battery without SD card, that fixed my overnight battery drain issue.
Now after 1.6 firmware update its back. Lost almost 100% overnight, WTF!! And now while I’m on vacation and want to use it.

Hmmm, i never heard about this fix, did you use it with the previous firmware and it stopped discharging, did you repeated with the 1.6 firmware and it didn't work anymore?

Nomad
Posts: 203

Re: After update....battery drain issue

turn off the various stand-by type features. 

 

Voila. 

Hiker
Posts: 85

Re: After update....battery drain issue


@stanleym7236 wrote:

turn off the various stand-by type features. 

 

Voila. 


I have curently tested with all the features turned off, different batteries, different sd cards (all recomended and full formated and formated in camera). There is a slow discharge of around 5-7% sometimes even 10% over a perioud of 8 hours. One time I have found that it discharged completely from 63% overnight. So there is definitely a bug in the firmware.

Hiker
Posts: 23

I think I may have found issue. I left wireless connectio...

I think I may have found issue. I left wireless connection “On”? Not sure why these things remain “on” even when camera is turned off. Will see if that was the cause.
GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: I think I may have found issue. I left wireless connectio...

 

Hi @mikea7050,

 

You really have to switch off the Wireless manually since it's always on so that you can wake the camera using the app or remote.

 

Regards,

-Jay 

Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: I think I may have found issue. I left wireless connectio...

How can you turn on the camera with the app?