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Hero 7 Black Battery / camera overheating

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I have a Hero 7 Black which my son bought me for my 60th birthday last year (September 2020) but due to lockdown i have never really used it.


I used it today to record a flight on a Seaplane annd found that the camera got very hot and shut down after only about 12 minutes of use and the battery had gone completely flat from 100%.


Having got home, i inserted a nnew battery and the camera restarted and said it was fixing files.


On import to my laptop, i had two copies of each file, one which camme up as an error "file scale = 0" and the other plays, but looks a bit shuddery.


Can you shed any light on what the problem is? Or do i need to return the camera under warranty?





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Re: Hero 7 Black Battery / camera overheating

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Hi @johnm6244


What SD card are you using? Please include the brand, type, and capacity.

Do you have the camera up to date? 

Please try re-flashing the software. Follow the manual update steps on

Once done, do some test recordings.


Let us know how it goes.




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Re: Hero 7 Black Battery / camera overheating

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It was a Sandisk extreme pro 128Gb and everything was up to date. I got Customer support on the phone and they have arranged a replacement camera.

Thanks for your help anyway.