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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Turning On By Itself

Well. About 2 weeks ago I charged up my fancy gopro 5 black. Went to my son's BJJ tournament (he is 8 and it was his first time in this style of competition). Charged up my camera the night before and unplugged it in the morning. It was turned off and placed into a protective carry case. I pulled it out just in time for his first match and turned it on, but noticed the camera was warm for some reason (not normal but hopeful it would still be ready to go). I turned it on and it instantly displayed low battery and turned off. Great! Luckily I was able to catch some video on my cell phone but it isn't as good. When I got home I checked all of the settings and the wifi and bluetooth were turned off.

GO PRO - do you have any advice fir this. I'm rather disappointed as I missed part of his tournament and the video quality isn't as good as it would have been on my gopro.

Anyone else have any tips or thoughts? This is the first time something like this has happened with the wifi and bluetooth off. Is there sometimes a delay after un plugging from a computer before the gopro turns itself on?
GoPro
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Turning On By Itself

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Hi @mikevfly

 

I am sorry if you weren't able to record this wonderful moment. Its such a big one as it is his first time joining the tournament. I'm a big fan of MMA myself.

 

The only reason that I can think of why the camera will heat up (when not plugged in) is if it was left on/recording for a long time. Did you check if there was any recording saved prior to the time you took it out of the case?

 

My suggestion is to do a manual software update first. After the update is completed do a factory reset. (Preferences> Factory Reset)

 

I hope this helps.

 

 

Regards,

Ej

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Turning On By Itself

Swipe down, see connections and prefernce screen. click Connections, Scroll down to WiFi Connection, click that so the Icon is greyed out! Your Wifi is now off.

Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Turning On By Itself

How to prevent your gopro hero 5 from turning itself on. You have to turn your Wifi off every time you shut your GoPro Down. I am not sure if this will work on the Hero 6 or not. I stumbled on this last night. My Apologies for Video I used my Cell Phone,
GoPro
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Turning On By Itself

Hello @fireyjump47625

 

Thank you for sharing! We will pass this along to the team in charge. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius

Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Turning On By Itself

I did this with mine long ago to fix the problem and it worked to keep the Gro Pro Hero 5 black from turning on by itself. Thanks for sharing.
Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Turning On By Itself

Sad to see posts here going back 2 years, with no apparent fix. I just bought my GP 5 Black, and updated the firmware. Mine turns itself on unless I turn the wifi off. Seems to be a rather inconvenient thing to have to do, and a problem that should have been addressed a long time ago. Any hope for a true fix?

Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black Turning On By Itself

This has just recently started happening to me. Or at least I've only noticed it recently. Very annoying that such an expensive piece of kit will turn on and drain it's battery. Any fix for this yet which doesn't involve turning off the WiFi? I do like using my phone as a remote