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Tourist
Posts: 9

GoPro Hero 5 Session Got So Hot Almost Caused Fire

I have had 2 Hero Session 5 Cameras rplaced since my purchase of a new unit in October 2016. The camera will get really hot, freeze and stop recording. The last one kept freezing at 2 minutes and would not turn off. I got it to turn off after about 45 minutes and with the help of a sevice rep. Then i sat the camera on my desk and it came on on its own, froze at 2 minutes and was so hot it turned the reciept paper sitting on my desk black and started to burn the paper. I noticed the paper about to burn and went to grab the gopro and it burned me a little. Took a while to get it turned off. I sent it back for replacement, but this seems to be a constant issue with these units. What do i do? I am worried about the fire risk and the fact that I use my gopro to make a living and every time I have to send it back for repair I am misssing a minumium of two weeks of pay.

Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Session Got So Hot Almost Caused Fire

I would have grabbed a phone to take hte video you would have had a new camera for sure no pun intended 

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Session Got So Hot Almost Caused Fire

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I kept the receipt that almost caught on fire. 

Adventurer
Posts: 9,945

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Session Got So Hot Almost Caused Fire

Well best of luck   

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Session Got So Hot Almost Caused Fire

mine is doing the same thing. have they helped you at all? it is scalding hot to the touch.

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Session Got So Hot Almost Caused Fire

Please email me the video as well to infinitryda2.0@gmail.com
Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Session Got So Hot Almost Caused Fire

interestingly i actually did a test on mine yesterday before this thread was made. I was draining the battery to recharge due to another thread stating better battery life after a few recharged. The edge of mine was too hot to hold so I got the Fluke Thermal Cam and took a shot. The edge was 47C (117F) after an hour of recording when the battery died. 

 

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Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Session Got So Hot Almost Caused Fire


@shawnb57304 wrote:

interestingly i actually did a test on mine yesterday before this thread was made. I was draining the battery to recharge due to another thread stating better battery life after a few recharged. The edge of mine was too hot to hold so I got the Fluke Thermal Cam and took a shot. The edge was 47C (117F) after an hour of recording when the battery died. 

 

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Exactly what I was waiting for  why is it not 125 -126 degrees.Feranhet  gopro knows the temps, they do not come here to say its normal but Jefft did say that in a post  there are other cams that run just as hot.