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Tourist
Posts: 8

Hero+ LCD is broke is it worth fixing

I have a gopro Hero+ LCD it won't power on or charge. I got it in Aug 2016 lost the recipt so gopro won't fix it. I sent it to a camera repair place that fixes gopros. They said it was possibly the power circuit and it would cost approx $92. I got a email back from them today and they said the power circuit caused some extreme heat that damaged the main board. The new cost to fix is $168. What would cause the camera to get so hot that the camera would burn up? I used a brand name OEM cell phone charger to charge the camera on my desk. I don't think the charger was the issue because the charger is also used to charge my Hero camera with no issues and that camera is a few months older and still works perfect. I love having the LCD and miss it. With the cost being $168 is the camera worth fixing? Thanks  

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Nomad
Posts: 130

Re: Hero+ LCD is broke is it worth fixing

@donnyf1That's a bummer that your camera broke, yes I don't think that is worth putting that kind of money into fixing it. A great camera that does have the LCD display on the back is the Hero4 Silver. Since GoPro released the 5 line these cameras price has been greatly reduced. Check out eBay you can find some great deals just read the listings carefully before purchasing. You may be able to get one for under $200 if you are patient and look close. Good luck.

Explorer
Posts: 11,231

Re: Hero+ LCD is broke is it worth fixing

@donnyf1  I agree with everything @remote9 said, however if it was me, I'd consider being without the LCD for a little longer and save up for the Hero5 Black.  Coming from a Hero and Hero + LCD you are going to be blown away by the upgrade.  You've obviously answered the question of whether or not you will use the camera so there really is no reason for you to keep limiting yourself to GoPro cameras that are not top of the line.  The Hero4 Silver is a good camera and I still use mine, but if I were to buy another GoPro right now and had the option of either a Hero5 Black for $399 or Hero4 silver for $200, I'd get the Hero5 Black.  I like my Hero4 Silver but I love my Hero5 Black.  Yes, it is more costly, but definitely worth it IMHO.

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: Hero+ LCD is broke is it worth fixing

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I'm not giving gopro another penny of my money. I love the gopro "basic line" they do everthing I ask of them and look great doing it. I don't upgrade everytime some new thing comes out with a new feature. 

Explorer
Posts: 11,231

Re: Hero+ LCD is broke is it worth fixing

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@donnyf1

I guess your question of "is it worth fixing" can only be answered by you.  If you were asking if it is worth the cost of fixing vs. buying a new camera, then no, it's not worth it.  If you just want to know if it is worth it to you to have the same camera working again, then I don't know.  Is it worth it?