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Tourist
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Hero 7 Black will only turn on and record after pressing the Mode button

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I have been having the recent problem that my camera will only record if I press the Mode button first. If the camera is asleep and I press the Power/Record button it does nothing at all. But, if I press Mode first, the camera wakes up, and then I can use the Power/Record button to begin recording or ending recording like normal....until I want to record again at which point I have to go through this process again.

 

Is there a setting that I might have switched on or is there some type of fix?

 

Thanks for any help

Nomad
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Re: Hero 7 Black will only turn on and record after pressing the Mode button

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So the "Mode" button is actually the GoPro power button and the proper way to power on your camera.

 

It sounds like you were using the Shutter/Quick Capture button to record which basically powers on your camera and starts recording immediatly, the downside being your menu is locked out and you probably won't acquire GPS signal before recording starts.

 

So check to see if you have Quick Capture turned off in your menu settings.  

 

Remember, Shutter button on top = Shutter/Quick capture

Mode button on side = Power/Mode selection.