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Tourist
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SWELLS Battery problem Hero 5 6 7

The batteries have swollen, they no longer fit into the gopro hero 5.
This is very sad.
They lasted two years, the batteries were always used as per the manual, kept in excellent condition, in a maniacal way.
The batteries have always been charged with the Dual Battery Charger purchased on Amazon https://amzn.to/2KA7s3T
About a month ago I updated my GoPro Hero 5 signing, could that have been the cause?
Are the batteries bad?
Why do they last so little?
Has the Gopro battery charger broken?
Does the new camera firmware make the battery drain too much?
The questions are many and I do not have the money to buy two maths a year.
Thank you
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Adventurer
Posts: 10,189

Re: SWELLS Battery problem Hero 5 6 7

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If they are swollen properly dispose of them, a damaged battery can damage the camera.

 

Why did they swell, why did the not last.  etc. Will let a GoPro rep  chime in for that. I be careful about a battery swelling, puffing

Explorer
Posts: 12,207

Re: SWELLS Battery problem Hero 5 6 7

It's not a common or expected occurrence. Additionally, the Update should not have played any part. Sorry to hear you have issues with these batteries.