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Heat

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Aloha all,

Is it normal for the camera to become hot after a short period? Also, when the camera is heating is the battery life being shortened?

 

Mahalo,

 

Maleko


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Re: Heat

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Thanks @foggyoasis3025

 

Try to update your camera manually and then check your camera settings after update. 

Make sure that the Wi-Fi and Voice command is turned off when not in use. 

 

Drain your battery completely then charge it again. 

 

Check if that will make any difference. 

 

By the way you can visit this website to know how to update your camera manually: https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/How-to-Update-GoPro-Cameras

 

Regards,

-Jay

 

 

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Re: Heat

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Hi @foggyoasis3025,

 

When you say short period - how short it is?

What resolution are you using and how's the weather like?

 

By the way make sure that you're using a recommended SD card. 

https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/microSD-Card-Considerations

 

ERegards,

-Jay

Tourist
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Re: Heat

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Aloha Jay, the short period to me is about 30 minutes. The weather here is absolutely gorgeous. Humidity in my home? Central air conditioning. Outside during the day has been in the mid to high 80’s. I just got my Go Pro “Hero 8” and was learning on it indoors when I noticed the heat issue. The SD card is the one that came with the camera.
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Re: Heat

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Thanks @foggyoasis3025

 

Try to update your camera manually and then check your camera settings after update. 

Make sure that the Wi-Fi and Voice command is turned off when not in use. 

 

Drain your battery completely then charge it again. 

 

Check if that will make any difference. 

 

By the way you can visit this website to know how to update your camera manually: https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/How-to-Update-GoPro-Cameras

 

Regards,

-Jay

 

 

Tourist
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Re: Heat

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Mahalo Jay, I will try draining the battery.