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Tourist
Posts: 3

Is it possible to turn off the touch screen on the 7 Black?

I really need to get rid of the touch screen, you can't touch the camera without accidentally changing modes etc.  I don't really need the screen at all so it would be good to just turn it off completely.

 

Thanks,

Monte

Adventurer
Posts: 9,774

Re: Is it possible to turn off the touch screen on the 7 Black?

GoPro  screen saver to 1 minute, or lock the screen. only options  the Hero 8 on the other hand will have a flip up screen and I am sure a hack can be made to turn the screen off via the port plug by  a simply dummy plug

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Is it possible to turn off the touch screen on the 7 Black?

Bummer, I'll probably have to just glue something on the back of it to cover up the screen.

 

mk


@fishycomics wrote:

GoPro  screen saver to 1 minute, or lock the screen. only options  the Hero 8 on the other hand will have a flip up screen and I am sure a hack can be made to turn the screen off via the port plug by  a simply dummy plug


 

Adventurer
Posts: 9,774

Re: Is it possible to turn off the touch screen on the 7 Black?

Yes I  find myself at times  acctivating the Esposure lock but after I learn my camera all works fine  get a aftermarket case that  is a mm deeper in depth then gopro's.

Hiker
Posts: 37

Re: Is it possible to turn off the touch screen on the 7 Black?

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Like it was said, there is a lock touch screen which once activated, does what you wanted. Or since this is a Hero 7 BLACK forum and you said you don't need the screen, some black electrical tape over the screen?

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Is it possible to turn off the touch screen on the 7 Black?


@sylvaing wrote:

Like it was said, there is a lock touch screen which once activated, does what you wanted. Or since this is a Hero 7 BLACK forum and you said you don't need the screen, some black electrical tape over the screen?


I'll give the lock touch screen a try and if it doesn't work, the electrical tape might!  I also just bought a Z-cam E2, it will probably be a lot better anyway but is a lot more to have on the helmet.  Still it's nothing compared to the old Panasonic camera plus Nikon 35mm plus chest mounted portable SVHS VCR I was jumping with in the 90's. I've just gotten spoiled with GoPro being so compact and light weight.

 

mk