06-08-2019 07:35 PM
I DO NOT have this problem when the camera is new.
I have this problem after using for 3 months.
And unfortunately, I received an email from Abrielle Nicole, GoPro Support that this is normal.
How can this be normal?
GoPro sucks. They are plain lazy when item goes bad.
06-10-2019 03:40 AM
So... after i got my gopro 7, last week, i got some battery drain while camera off. Found this topic, read it all, and tested a bit.
Charged it fully, wi-fi off, gps off, voice commands off. Left it for 12-14h, after that the battery was at 96%. Switched it off, 2 days later battery went to 94%, switched it off again. 5 h later it was 91%. Is pretty clear that something is fishy.
Now, i asked Ray from DC Rainmaker about it and here it is:
06-10-2019 03:48 AM
you know not one person yet mentions Find their camera On or off. that is why BLTE may stay on stand by.
If you got drain i do not knowwhat to say but maybe factory reset the camera all over again delete the App all over again, if it still drains maybe RMA it all over again
06-24-2019 01:46 PM
Mine drains also, as I explained in the thread about how I ALSO have a camera that locks up:
If I start recording by pressing the button on the camera, then stop recording and turn the camera off the battery dies within a few hours. It seems that this only happens when I record with the button, not the app.
Note above that my camera dies within hours, not a day or two. The camera is off, and the battery is fully charged, but after I use the camera buttons to turn on/record/stop record/power off then the battery dies within a few hours.
I am returning it tonight, which is unfortunately because I really wanted to like this camera.
06-25-2019 07:03 AM
I exchanged my Hero 7 Black yesterday and fully charged the new one last night. This morning I turned it on with the power button, connected it to the app, then turned the camera off.
One hour later and the camera won't turn on. I tried with both the camera button and the app, but the camera is dead. I figured it was the battery so I connected it to the charger. A few minutes later and I'm able to turn the camera on, so I do so and check the battery and it is at 93%!! The camera was locked up with a charged battery.
I find this thread:
So now I have THREE problems:
* Camera heats up and locks - I wear on my motorcycle and bicycle helmets so obviously it's in the sun and will get hot!
* Battery drains when powered off - apparently I have to swap batteries every couple of hours even when I'm not recording!
* Camera will sometimes not power on - apparently I also need to bring a charger along on my rides so I can wake the camera up in case it won't turn on!
GoPro, seriously, what the hell is going on?! This thing is problem after problem after problem. You should be ashamed.