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Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

I just got my first GoPro Hero 7 yesterday night charged to 100% and in the morning it was 0%. I was about to call the seller saying the camera battery is faulty and I want to return it. When I saw this post I realised that I am not the only victim ☺️
Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: Hero 7 battery drain


@savindrasi1 wrote:
I just got my first GoPro Hero 7 yesterday night charged to 100% and in the morning it was 0%. I was about to call the seller saying the camera battery is faulty and I want to return it. When I saw this post I realised that I am not the only victim ☺️

I believe I have the solution (for me at least), but i haven't yet narrowed down the cause.

Every time it has been on charge, or plugged it into any USB source, I assume it is about to bug out. So I remove the battery completely for a couple of minutes to completely kill it and put it back in.

So far my tests are quite unscientificic using anecdotal evidence, I haven't used the gopro much in the last couple of months to difinitively prove it, but I believe it has solved the problem.

 

as others have previously mentioned, as a precaution I also have wifi and bluetooth and screen rotation disabled too.

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

The August 2019 firmware update solved my battery issues. It only took 7 months from the time I bought the camera. My guess is they ignored the 7 until the 8 was ready. The worse thing is they have never admitted to this problem. Even in the release notes for the firmware.

So for the GoPro employees that post their nonsense blame-the-sd-card crap — shame on you. You are liars.
Hiker
Posts: 68

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

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I think it‘s just a coincidence that it solved your problems. 1.80 made the problems with my Hero 7 even worse. In fact it froze after every single use compared to once a week with the former versions.
Hiker
Posts: 68

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

The battery drain is still not solved.

Both my hero 7 cameras have it. Both on V1.8.

Just got a new one under warranty because one was not charging anymore.

It looks new but has the name sophies gopro and just drained it's batterys 2 times in one day.

Just did updates again on both camera's to see what happens.

My hero 6 does not have this issue ( it's my best gopro )

It is really disappointing that this issue is still there.