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Tourist
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GoPro battery draining over night when fully powered down

I have noticed that all 3 of my batteries that are the proper batteries from GoPro seem to drain over a day or two when not even being used, i’ve made sure that i have turned the camera fully off and that i have turned off wifi and bluetooth as well as voice command, i hope someone can help getting to the point where i can even use the thing because the batteries are just dead :/ i don’t take the battery out of the camera when not being used as i don’t think i should have to as i don’t take my phone battery out, hope someone can help i love the camera when i can use it. Thanks Alex

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Hiker
Posts: 15

Re: GoPro battery draining over night when fully powered down

You can find a bunch of these same posts by doing a search. It seems like every single GP7B has this problem. I have been hoping for months for a software fix for this, but so far nothing. GoPro will tell you that you may be using an incompatible mSD card and also give a list of things to try, but for everyone I have seen here none of that works.

 

I did find a workaround that so far hasnt failed me. I purchased the GoPro Supercharger (the dual battery charger). After I use the GP, I remove the battery from the GP and charge in the external Supercharger. After the battery fully charges, I place it back in the GP and I do not turn on the GP until I'm ready to use it again. If I happen to turn on the GP by accident or if I want to check something like the settings or to format the card, if I am not shooting video right then or in a little, I remove the battery again and externally charge it.

 

For some reason, it seems, charging the battery in the GP or turning on and then off the GP and not using for a day or so, drains the battery.

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Adventurer
Posts: 8,959

Re: GoPro battery draining over night when fully powered down

the first thing I do is factory reset the camera  when asks to turn on gps say no.  when asked to set wifi up  skip it, the camera  all should be in a full off state.  no voicecommand, no gps, no wake up, Only thing on will bequick capture.

 

if the camera continues todrain then you turn off quick capture and  test again, if that stopped the drain your camera is the issue . and get to gopro.

 

for example  If i turn off quick capture on my hero 5 black my camera drains. so anything is possible with A GOPRO anything

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Hiker
Posts: 15

Re: GoPro battery draining over night when fully powered down

You can find a bunch of these same posts by doing a search. It seems like every single GP7B has this problem. I have been hoping for months for a software fix for this, but so far nothing. GoPro will tell you that you may be using an incompatible mSD card and also give a list of things to try, but for everyone I have seen here none of that works.

 

I did find a workaround that so far hasnt failed me. I purchased the GoPro Supercharger (the dual battery charger). After I use the GP, I remove the battery from the GP and charge in the external Supercharger. After the battery fully charges, I place it back in the GP and I do not turn on the GP until I'm ready to use it again. If I happen to turn on the GP by accident or if I want to check something like the settings or to format the card, if I am not shooting video right then or in a little, I remove the battery again and externally charge it.

 

For some reason, it seems, charging the battery in the GP or turning on and then off the GP and not using for a day or so, drains the battery.

Adventurer
Posts: 8,959

Re: GoPro battery draining over night when fully powered down

the first thing I do is factory reset the camera  when asks to turn on gps say no.  when asked to set wifi up  skip it, the camera  all should be in a full off state.  no voicecommand, no gps, no wake up, Only thing on will bequick capture.

 

if the camera continues todrain then you turn off quick capture and  test again, if that stopped the drain your camera is the issue . and get to gopro.

 

for example  If i turn off quick capture on my hero 5 black my camera drains. so anything is possible with A GOPRO anything

Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: GoPro battery draining over night when fully powered down

Thank you :)
Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: GoPro battery draining over night when fully powered down

I do own the super charger so i will try this method and if not i will factory reset my go pro and start again, hopefully we will get an update soon, thanks for the support :))