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Sightseer
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Hi my hero 3 battery leaked now it's beeping 3 times but won't switch on , blank screen ( new batter

Can anyone tell me what these three beeps and red light flashes mean ?

My battery expanded on a flight and leaked into the case, which I didn't know about until a few days after and having used it - it worked !)

I have put in  a new battery but it won't switch on, instead I am getting three short beeps with flashes continuously until I remove the battery. have tried removing sd card

and the screen is blank, is it completely ruined or is there hope ? 

 

Thanks in advance to anyone 

Explorer
Posts: 11,998

Re: Hi my hero 3 battery leaked now it's beeping 3 times but won't switch on , blank screen ( new ba

It might be shot, but still repairable.  Depending on what you want to try and how much you are willing to invest, you can check out ifixit for trouble shooting GoPro_Hero3_Silver_Troubleshooting  replacement parts and instructions on how to do the repair.  Hero3 Silver There is no guarantee, but for about $100 you can try replacing the mother board GoPro-Hero3-Silver-Motherboard/ . This may or may not fix it, but it's about your only option to repairing the camera if it was damaged by the leaking battery.

 

Your other option is, instead of investing $100 on a fix, that may or may not work, on an older Hero camera with lessor specs, you can save $100 off a New Hero5 Black by trading in your used broken camera https://shop.gopro.com/tradeup .  The difference in cameras is quite significant, so if you like having a GoPro camera, this is your better option by far.