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Tourist
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New GoPro Hero 7 Black RED blinking light and counter counting up???

Just purchased a GoPro Hero 7 Black.  Charged battery and updated firmware.  Connected to my iPhone 7 Plus.  Everything seemed fine and then the GoPro screen is black with counter counting up and little red “light”/circle on screen.  LED blinking light is constant.  Nothing works.  I’ve tried removing battery, new SD card, etc.  GoPro only powers on with red blinking LED and blank screen counting up.  I let counter go for awhile, but it doesn’t stop?  This is my first GoPro and I’m at a loss.  Ugh.

 

David

Explorer
Posts: 12,208

Re: New GoPro Hero 7 Black RED blinking light and counter counting up???

How are you powering on the camera? Are you using the side Mode/Power button, or are you holding down the top Shutter button?
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: New GoPro Hero 7 Black RED blinking light and counter counting up???

I’m a newbie so hopefully it’s user error, but I’m pressing the top shutter button. Is this wrong? I got through the initial setup process fine, even linking to my iPhone 7 Plus. But the SD cards aren’t formatted yet when this happened. Thanks!!!
Explorer
Posts: 12,208

Re: New GoPro Hero 7 Black RED blinking light and counter counting up???

@bonkworkz

It sounds like you are just doing it wrong.  We were all beginners once.  To power on the camera, use the small side Mode button.  What you are experiencing is Quick Capture.  A short press starts the camera in video recording mode; however, a long press starts time laps (which is why you see the counter).  You're just pressing a little too long.  Try turning the camera on with the side Mode button.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: New GoPro Hero 7 Black RED blinking light and counter counting up???

Ugh. Soooooo simple, yet not (for a newbie 😊). Thanks a bunch! I found the online .pdf manual and started to play after I read your first post. GoPro is working as advertised. Yea!!! Really looking forward to playing with my new toy. Again, thank you so much for explaining the basics to me.

David
Explorer
Posts: 12,208

Re: New GoPro Hero 7 Black RED blinking light and counter counting up???

No problem. Feel free to come back with any other questions.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: New GoPro Hero 7 Black RED blinking light and counter counting up???

Thanks! David