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Re: GoPro Hero 5 not charging

Solution is to replace the USB cable. The official GoPro USB cable was not charging the battery. Tried different wall chargers and USB cables to test results. The official GoPro USB cable while sufficient for transferring photos and videos only charged battery single digit percentage or low double digit percentage. Replacement battery arrived from GoPro Support yesterday. Same issue. I will use third party USB cables from now on to charge batteries. Keeping GoPro camera in small case helps prevent camera from draining the battery while in backpack. Not certain about solution for preventing camera taking photos and videos while in my pocket. Locking camera helped only marginally preventing if from switching from single shot to burst mode or video mode.