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Tourist
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Gopro 7 black battery door appears loose

Hi

 

New here, and this is my first gopro (or action camera of any kind).

 

Ignoring the multitude of connection issues, one thing that is concerning me is how loose the battery door looks.

 

Considering this is supposed to keep water out down to 10m, I would expect it to be pretty firm.

 

Here is a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1beX4Iz-Yw

 

Not sure how well that shows it, but there is a lot of meovement not only in the connection to the body, but also the outer plate and the gasket.

 

When it closes, it seems like it may be secure enough, but isn't 100% flush - but that is me being really picky. It doesn't appear bad at all on that front.

 

Input fro the community would be a real help so I know what to do.

This looks a lot looser than I feel it should be...

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Explorer
Posts: 11,726

Re: Gopro 7 black battery door appears loose

It looks fine, but I'd quit rocking it side to side or the hinge might start to give or get a bend. Otherwise, it should be fine. What matters most is when it's closed.

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Adventurer
Posts: 9,312

Re: Gopro 7 black battery door appears loose

QUite Normal Hero 6, 5, 4, all do that the tighter one is a hero 4 session.

Explorer
Posts: 11,726

Re: Gopro 7 black battery door appears loose

It looks fine, but I'd quit rocking it side to side or the hinge might start to give or get a bend. Otherwise, it should be fine. What matters most is when it's closed.
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Tourist
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Re: Gopro 7 black battery door appears loose

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God to know :)

 

You guys have put my mind at ease for now

 

Am going to drop it in a bath tomorrow to make sure it can at least withstand that :D

Adventurer
Posts: 9,312

Re: Gopro 7 black battery door appears loose

 close it up and enjoy her