08-22-2019 01:19 PM
Quick update: I'm back to 1.70 now. Even shortly before I wanted to perform the manual update the cam was stuck again. The fourth time.
Since the Gopro Hero I was a big fan, even had to of them. Hero 4 still is a great camera. But with Hero 7 I've had it. This piece of crap is my last Gopro. Bye!
08-24-2019 01:29 AM - last edited on 08-26-2019 03:08 PM by mariustanya
I've been following this conversation every since I posted about the same subject many months ago. It's apparent to me that GoPro either doesn't know what to do, or doesn't care to expend the time, effort and money to resolve it once and for all.
09-05-2019 05:03 AM
One of the strange issues I had was when I turned of camera and plugged it for night charging. In the morning the camera had around 50-60 degrees Celsius around the lens. It charged only to 90% over night.
Freezing is quite common. Even when I don’t record anything it freezes. Then you can’t start recording. It’s crazy. Such much money spend. I can understand failed SD card but why it freezes in preview mode? Right after powering up. It was not overheating as it was cooled by the water in swimming pool. Can you imagine better cooling? It was not in cover. Just camera carefully closed, gaskets checked.
Also the camera has 3 bad pixels shining full white all the time on the right and upper right corner. WTF?
09-05-2019 08:45 AM
If a camera is freezing up, it is usually an indicator the camera's software needs to be updated or there is potentially an issue with the microSD being used. Try removing the SD card and see if the camera still freezes up. If it no longer freezes, then the issue is likely stemming from the SD card. Here's some information on SD card recommendations.
Also, make sure that the camera's software is up to date.
It will be best to update the camera manually. https://gopro.com/en/us/update/hero7-black
Let us know how it goes.
09-05-2019 08:49 AM
09-05-2019 09:23 AM
Come on Ej. Is that all you've got. Quit blowing smoke up people rear ends and take some responsibility. The Hero 7 Black is a huge failure for GoPro. We know it and you know it. Why not come up with a real soultion and quit dancing around the issue.
09-05-2019 09:30 AM
Yes, I know, I read all 19 pages. I have firmware just 1 revision old 1.7 so it’s not that old. I don’t understand why people don’t recommend doing update by app. What’s the difference? I doubt it’s done without checking the checksum anyway so there should be no difference.
Also I discovered that I don’t need to take out battery. If I hold power button for about 10s and release it the camera starts to work normal again. I’m not sure if it’s doing anything or it’s just how long it freezes but I did it about 10-15 times and it always worked.
09-05-2019 10:40 AM