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Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 battery drain.

Does anyone's camera get really hot?  My camera's battery drains at about 1% a minute when it's doing nothing (quickcapture is off, wifi is off, gps is on); just sitting on my desk.  It's only 4 days old.

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Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 battery drain.

My gopro 6 also get really hot. It was brand new so i fully charged the battery and turn it on for the first time. About 5 minutes while trying to setup the gopro, it started to feel hot and the battery already show 85%! I havent took a single photo or video yet..
I also had problem connecting/pairing the gopro with my iphone.. took me an hour and multiple times rebooting both gopro and the phone.. this is so frustrating..
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GoPro Community Manager
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 battery drain.

Heat and battery drain are often linked to issues with the SD card. If you have another card that's compatible with your camera, please give that card a try. The list of compatible cards can be found at https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/microSD-Card-Considerations.

 

Jeff

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Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 battery drain.

Thanks Jeff. I did a bit of reading and noticed that was a common theme. I’ve got a Sandisk Extreme SD card, however, have seen posts that recommend the Samsung Pro. Am off to buy one of those now!
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Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 battery drain.

I have this problem with the battery drain and overheating even without the micro SD card in the camera. I have tested the camera in every way possible. It drains the battery extremely fast no matter what. I am getting a new battery now to see if this helps or else the GoPro Hero 5 is going back to where i bought it.

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Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 battery drain.

@spirystar26834 I’m having the same issue, excessive battery drain, not even filming just having the camera on I’m loosing at least 1% a min and today it got really hot while filming.
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Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 battery drain.

Anyone who is facing this particular problem in 2018; Downgrading from V2.6 to V2.51 just worked fine for me. Funny thing is, I had the same problem before the v2.5x, and it was fixed with v2.5x. After 6 months or more, it automatically upgraded to v2.6 recently and broken again with that version. I'm gonna stick with v2.51 forever I guess.

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Hiker
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 battery drain.

Hi,
After reading this whole thread, having the same issues, having disabled everything I can. I have also ruled out the SD card having it out of the device.

So what do I do as I find it so frustrating I'm not even using it? Hate having complete buyer's remorse 😒