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Tourist
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GoPro Max powering down on it's own after recording

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My new Gopro Max immediately starts recording when I power it on - then every time I stop the recording, the camera powers off on it's own.  Even if I use voice command - the video recording stops - then shutdown occurs.  What the?

Nomad
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Re: GoPro Max powering down on it's own after recording

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This is a common problem caused by people who don't read the manual.

 

You're pressing the shutter button on the camera to power it on and off instead of the actual power button.  Pressing the shutter button activates "Quick Capture".  This means your camera will power on and start recording immediately.  Once you finish recording it will power off immediately.

 

Try powering on your camera using the mode/power button instead of the shutter/quick capture button.

Tourist
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Re: GoPro Max powering down on it's own after recording

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Ah yessss...total rookie error.  Thanks for the clarification.  

Nomad
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Re: GoPro Max powering down on it's own after recording

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No worries, happens to the best of us.  Glad you asked the question rather than just get frustrated.  Enjoy your camera and don't forget to enter the GoPro awards!