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Sightseer
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Gopro 7 black turns off while using an external power source

So, I have updated the camera, formatted 3 cards off the recommended SD card list, and when I use an external power source while filming I get less than 5 minutes of run time before the camera turns off, with no beeps. When I power it up it gives me a little band aid symbol before going to the "home" screen. Any help or suggestions would be great and appreciated. I'd like to use the $400 camera to it's potential without swapping batteries out and charging them on the fly..
Nomad
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Re: Gopro 7 black turns off while using an external power source

If you're getting a "band aid" symbol, that's letting you know there is a problem with writing/closing out the previous file.  

 

Try putting your SD card into a PC and performing a full format.  Then put it into your GoPro and formatting the SD card in there before use.  

 

You also need to make sure that your external power source is providing the proper power to your GoPro otherwise it will just shut down.  

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Sightseer
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Re: Gopro 7 black turns off while using an external power source

Awesome, thank you very much I'll have to give that a try.