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Sightseer
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I think i bought a second-hand fake gopro Hero 4 Black, can someone help me confirm this?

Hello everybody, how are you all?

 

I've got a question;

 

Yesterday I bought a second-hand Gopro Hero 4 Black, everything was seales with plastic and stickers so it looked new. When I got home and opened the box and the gopro a lot of things are diffrent, diffrent sound, diffrent menu, diffrent colors etc etc. When I tried to plug it in the computer it said it was a Gopro hero 3+ Silver edition and i couldn't update the Gopro. When I tried to put the UPDATE folder in the Micro-SD nothing happened. 

 

Can someone help me confirm if it is a real or fake gopro? On the box it had a Serial-Number but on the Gopro itself in the battery conpartment it has nothing only a: IC, FCC I and a REG.

 

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,875

Re: I think i bought a second-hand fake gopro Hero 4 Black, can someone help me confirm this?

@hardymesa52673 - Can you post some photos of the camera? We may be able to help you determine if it's a HERO4 Silver or a HERO3+. If the camera does not have a serial number on the camera itself, that's definitely a red flag.

 

Jeff

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Hiker
Posts: 17

Re: I think i bought a second-hand fake gopro Hero 4 Black, can someone help me confirm this?

The only way a can think of is to make sure that the file system used to name the gopro videos at the time of filming says something like  GOPR23457.MP4 ?? .

However , if you bought it second hand the number could any number , if it was new it should start at GOPR0000.MP4 .

Its only and idea , I had an issue with a shop about that , but my camera was supposed to be new.

Any other ideas , anyone ???