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Hiker
Posts: 8

Hero2 Will No Longer Turn On, Any Fixes?

My Hero2 worked fine a few years ago but has been left untouched on a shelf now, unfortunately with a battery still in it. Now I have read other's posts about how storing the Hero2 with a battery still in it will fry the camera. Is this true, and/or is there any fixes to bring it back?

 

I have tried all suggestions I have read already, like plugging it in without battery or card, with, into the computer instead, etc., even one person's solution to just take out and put back in the battery over and over dozens of times, but nothing seems to work. Please advise, thank you.

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Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Hero2 Will No Longer Turn On, Any Fixes?

Any help?

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Nomad
Posts: 4,536

Re: Hero2 Will No Longer Turn On, Any Fixes?

Take out the battery and SD card.  Plug the camera into a charger and try powering it on.  If it doesn't power on, then your camera is kaput!

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Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Hero2 Will No Longer Turn On, Any Fixes?

Any other options? The camera was barely used and working fine before being placed on a shelf for 2 years...

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Nomad
Posts: 4,536

Re: Hero2 Will No Longer Turn On, Any Fixes?

Nope, that's it.  Your camera is broke.