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Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Experience so far with the 1.61 firmware

I was just wondering about another thing..if i connect my gopro supercharger...a mobile charger..or directly to the laptop the camera always power on ie I can't charge it shutdown..is it supposed to be like that?
GoPro
Posts: 8,921

Re: Experience so far with the 1.61 firmware

Good to know, @sinbad683

 

@rikardj680 As long as you do not turn the camera on manually, the camera should stay off with only the red LEDs on to indicate charging. 

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Experience so far with the 1.61 firmware

How often such bug in the camera meets at you - all LEDs ON in the switched-off mode? Helps to take out the battery only

 

Горят все индикаторы - при выключенной камере(
Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Experience so far with the 1.61 firmware

Ok then this has never worked for me it goes on every single time. I need to get my camera exchanged since pretty much everything in it seems to be a problem. Hope the next one behaves :)
Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: Experience so far with the 1.61 firmware

I tried a photo timelapse yesterday and after 10 photos camera froze.

Cant trust a GoPro.

Backpacker
Posts: 733

Re: Experience so far with the 1.61 firmware

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hi,

just took 156 photos in timelapse photo.

no problems.

also half an hour timewrap - no issue

 

I know guys you know still I'll repeat the drill:

 

 

 

updated to 1.61 - without formatting before the SD card

and I encounter in 2 days, a lot of:

- split video screen 

- freeze image

- at the end freeze camera

- not responding

 

 

Plus, the camera was slow responding:

- in menu

- power on/off

- when stop a video recording

- in understand voice commands 

 

What I did is:

- factory reset on H7 - I did not make the initial setup (language, pair with phone, etc....), power off

- format SD card in the laptop

- copied the UPDATE folder

- made the manual update

- format again the SD card 

- went through the initial settings (language, pair with phone...)

 

the effect is visible:

- camera moves between menus very well

- no more delays in responding to power on/off, to video stop recording

- understands the voice commands better

- I recorded more than 70h of video, all 4K, with and w/o Protune, w and w/o stabilization - no more freeze, no more issues.

- no problems with timelaps

 

give it a try...

 

---and do not forget the rule of tumb:

- gopro is not good at all in dealing with "holes" in the SD card space

- so do not delete files from SD card

- copy what you need from the card

- and format it before starting a new video session, from camera menu

 

just me,

robert

 

Explorer
Posts: 12,434

Re: Experience so far with the 1.61 firmware

@robert1326
Excellent advice!
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Hiker
Posts: 68

Re: Experience so far with the 1.61 firmware

Still experience battery drains. Have to remove the battery and reinsert it to make it work again, but the battery is almost empty then. This happens even with my replacement Hero 7. That thing is unreliable af. Wanted to capture a moment with my daughter this morning and the camera was dead. Still have to carry around my Hero 4 Silver which works rock solid.