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Tourist
Posts: 2

Gopro 4 Session's recharging trouble

 Hello gopro cs manager.

 

i'm chris.sanghyun in korea. i have gopro 5 and 4 session.

And really helpful to enjoy outdoor activity.

 

several weeks ago, session doesn't work well.

 

when it pluged to power, it works well as usual.

but not recharged.

 

so i can't turn on without unpluged condition.

 

before it has trouble, there was not any damage.

it was used cycle recorder only. (Because light and small)

 

i bought it in japan may. 2017. . But the distributor in Korea was not accommodative to cs

And i tried to find the way to solve the problem. It was impossible ;(

 

Always there were gopro session when i enjoy cycling and everyday life.

I wanna enjoy various activity with it continuously.

 

Plz tell me the way to troubleshoot

 

best regard 

chris.sh

GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: Gopro 4 Session's recharging trouble

Hi Chris,

 

@loyalstorm8831

 

Sorry to hear about the issues you are having getting that camera to charge. Give the steps in this article a try to see if we can get you up and running:

 

https://gopro.com/help/articles/Solutions_Troubleshooting/HERO4-Session-Will-Not-Power-On

 

Best,

Ryan

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Gopro 4 Session's recharging trouble

hi ryan.
I tried that way. but it's not chaged at all.
when it was charged, it was heated little bit.
now it 's not heated and not grow up bettery status bar with pluged condition.

it doesn't looks like to be charged at all.
I think it has some problem recharging system.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Gopro 4 Session's recharging trouble

 
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Gopro 4 Session's recharging trouble

Hello!
I have a similar issue with my hero 4 session. When I connect it to the power adapter (5Vdc, 1A), the red led lights to indicate it is charging. But if I power on the camera, the display indicates it is fully charged and stops charging, even if the battery is not compmetely charged (I know it because the charging time has not been enough, for example, 20 min.). f I power off the camera, the red led lights again and so on. At the end, the issue is that when I power on the camera while charging with power adapter, the camera stops charging and indicates fully charged. Always. After that, if I record any video, the baterry shows 100% at the begining and 70% after 2 minutes. And 10% after 30 min. It is nor right.
It is the second camera I have and in both cameras appears the same issue.
Could you tell me is it is known issue? Could be a firmware issue that makes the battery charging works incorrectly? Taking into account that it is the second unit, could there be a defective batch?
The camera is new, it onlu has two days, and i would not like to return it.
Thank you and best regards.
Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: Gopro 4 Session's recharging trouble

Try turning off the WIFi first and then charge.  Mine just did that a couple of days ago, getting hot and everything.  Make sure camera off too.  I turned off both, then had a speedy charge

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Gopro 4 Session's recharging trouble

I will try it. Thanks!!
Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: Gopro 4 Session's recharging trouble

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Post if it works for you, so others will know