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Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Battery Dies Super Fast

Yes it has to start some where, where you started wans just  grab and go? most of of done that?   sd card is the heart of the camera, if it is not working right all else fails, bu thte brains is hte actual camera itself, not set up right everything else fails and  that is what we sae failurecause battery life   is not working for the OP ?

Explorer
Posts: 11,174

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Battery Dies Super Fast

According to the original post, the camera seems to be working fine, however there might be a little more than usual battery drain going on during use. This might be actual or just perceived which is why I made the recommendation for the recording time test.

As I'm sure you are aware Fish, the camera scans the SD card for compatibility, storage space and errors. With the wrong card, this often leads to excessive battery drain and heating. While I also agree that resetting the internal firmware is a good place to start (I think that's what you're saying) and is the primary suggestion I gave ("In either case, reformat the card in your computer leaving the name (label) blank. Download the manual update "), using an approved SD card will not only trouble shoot this issue (if in fact there is one) but also help prevent future errors from popping up. 99+% of every "issue" that is posted here is corrected by using a recommended SD card.
Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Battery Dies Super Fast

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I start with no sd card  getto learn your camera, which you are. what are you  going to do to get  a better battery consumption, set up your camera and find the best  settings .  when you done that, then we can   look at why 2% off the bat is gone.

 

All I am saying  is it starts somewhere

Explorer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Battery Dies Super Fast

Yes, but by assisting people in getting the right SD card (whether it's for the current issue or not) helps prevent future issues down the road.

I prefer to take the opportunity to educate people on this sooner rather than later.

As far as battery consumption with various settings, please see the links provided. In most cases you gain about ten minutes by having options turned off, which is not how most people want to use, not why they bought, the Hero5 cameras.
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Battery Dies Super Fast

Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Battery Dies Super Fast

I simply show you in under five minutes I lose 2% just like that,   IT IS NORMAL.  I also show i the two cards I use, THEY WORK JUST FINE. it is not about sd cards, it is not about knowing it all, it is about simply get what works for you.   hope the video helped out. never punning just showing

Explorer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Battery Dies Super Fast

Use a recommended SD card for best performance. 

microSD Card Considerations»

 

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Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Battery Dies Super Fast

LIke a broken record.  As I only demonstrate what  Ilike to  use and works best for my needs. top dollar cards are what gopro is about.