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Sightseer
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Re: Go Pro Fusion - First Charge - LED light flashing? Is it charging?

Thank you! This worked! 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Go Pro Fusion - First Charge - LED light flashing? Is it charging?

Spot on! That's exactly what just happened to me and had to go through all the disconnection and connection, make it revise at 6%, plug it, let it go up to 15% and then when turned off the red light stayed on.

Now the waiting game for it to charge and go out to play with it for the first time! Yeew!

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GoPro
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Re: Go Pro Fusion - First Charge - LED light flashing? Is it charging?

Great to know it worked. Thank you for sharing, @lara-sweetocean. Stay stoked and have fun using your GoPro. Best regards!