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Sightseer
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GoPro Hero 8 stopped working when snorkeling

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I took my GoPro Hero 8 for a snorkel trip, and I hardly took it 1-2 feet under water. GoPro claims the Hero 8 is waterproof till 10 meters. My gopro stopped working 10 minutes after being underwater. What can I do to get it fixed/replaced?

Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 8 stopped working when snorkeling

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yes, same! just got snorkeling 2 hours ago and my gopro hero 8 got water inside. and now when i put the battrey, the red lamp in front of the gopro is turning on. idk why. 

how to fix water damaging? 

i knew it if its waterproof but??! how?

Nomad
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Re: GoPro Hero 8 stopped working when snorkeling

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i wouldn't trust their design (just like their marketing cr@p) without a dive case anywhere in the water - all it would take is a grain of sand in the seal and its done - so i'd call it splash resistant unless 100% checked over and lubricated seals were done each time (lens & Battery door)

 

At least in a dive case you can see some water building up before its too late - hence i have one for any water activities

 

good luck getting in touch with them (if at all) let alone a replacement at no cost to you