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Tourist
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Hero3 not charging or connecting to PC

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Hi,

 

The subject says it all really......

It wont charge via PC or charger?

The cable works fine with another Hero3

The battery charges ok in another hero3

It turns on ok if I charge the battery in the other Hero3, but when I connect the charging cable I dont get anything on the screen and the red light does not come on

When I connect it to my PC, nothign happens, the PC doesnt detect a USB device

 

Any ideas?

thanks

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Tourist
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Re: Hero3 not charging or connecting to PC

Having the same issue with mine. Was working 3 days ago, having recorded then moved video file onto computer. Used it as normal, now the GoPro won't respond to any connection, whether it be power or a computer connection.

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Tourist
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Re: Hero3 not charging or connecting to PC

Looked into my issue further. Appears internal connector of the USB has broken. The tab with the actual contacts can move more than it should, which is likely the issue. Check yours.

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Tourist
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Re: Hero3 not charging or connecting to PC

I was thinking it must be related to the USB port somehow

Did you take your go pro apart? Was it easy to disassemble?