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Tourist
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Re: Hero 5 now leaking. Sorry GoPro too many issues - you've lost me for life

I've been using water cameras (both action and DSLR) for years and never had a leak until using the GoPro Hero5.

The seals on the doors were clean and in place.

The doors were locked firmly in place.

I tested it twice.

It leaked both times.

That's why I returned the item.

 

The problem is not the users, the problem is the design and production of the GoPro Hero5.

 

Thank you for your advice though.

 

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Explorer
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Re: Hero 5 now leaking. Sorry GoPro too many issues - you've lost me for life

Over a year now surfing several times a week with my Hero5 Black and still no water leak. It's clearly not happening, "to all the 5s".
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Tourist
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Re: Hero 5 now leaking. Sorry GoPro too many issues - you've lost me for life

Just a little update: 

 

I insisted in using my pretty unstable GoPro. A few days ago I was trying to make small videos (2-3 minutes), and it was able to keep them, at least for a hour or so. Then it froze again. I could access the videos and transfer to my computer. That's good. 

 

Today I tried to turn it on again and ... it just left me! I can turn it on, even taking out the SD card and the battery and plugging it the charger. It is simply broken, and it broke overnight!!!! Incredible!

 

I am migrating to Xiaomi. It may not be the same thing... But a good camera is a camera that can be used. 

 

It was my last comment here, GoPro lost another one .

 

Best wishes, 

Eduardo.