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Old 01-14-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
Spearin239
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Go pro troubles

I have a GoPro hero 4 black edition
I am having a problem with it locking up and not functioning
It either just locks up and none of the buttons work not even the power button
Or it says busy.
It is really starting to piss me off.
I'm not getting any dive footage because of it.
My hero 3 black edition never did this
I'm ready to get rid of this one and go back to the 3
Does anyone know what's going on or had this problem
I have tried calling tech support and do updates but nothing is working
I'm wondering if I should buy a different SIM card
I have the sandisc 30 and a 60
Someone help a brother out please!
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: Go pro troubles

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I have a GoPro hero 4 black edition
I am having a problem with it locking up and not functioning
It either just locks up and none of the buttons work not even the power button
Or it says busy.
It is really starting to piss me off.
I'm not getting any dive footage because of it.
My hero 3 black edition never did this
I'm ready to get rid of this one and go back to the 3
Does anyone know what's going on or had this problem
I have tried calling tech support and do updates but nothing is working
I'm wondering if I should buy a different SIM card
I have the sandisc 30 and a 60
Someone help a brother out please!
Yeah definitely try a different SIM card. Some cards cause the GoPro to stop recording after a few seconds. And make sure the firmware is updated to the latest although it sounds like you already did. Honestly I don't think the 4 offers much I need that the 3+ doesn't have but that's just me.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:58 AM   #3
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Re: Go pro troubles

Yea I think so
My 64 gb card doesn't seem to be having a problem
Only the 32,the problem is i use my PlayStation to save and edit videos
And the PlayStation can't handle the 64gb card and won't play them
I guess I will have to buy another 32 gb card
It's weird cause it just started doing this a couple months ago
The 32 card has always worked fine.
But maybe it's from me using it and erasing data over and over and it's wore out or something.
I don't kno,I'm not much of a tech computer guy I just kill fish .(haha)
Thx!
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:14 AM   #4
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Re: Go pro troubles

Have had much better results from the Lexar 32 GB cards than the SD 32 GB cards.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:00 PM   #5
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Re: Go pro troubles

You've probably done this... but I'll throw it out just in case you haven't: GoPro recommends frequent reformatting of the memory cards.
Give it a shot if you haven't already.
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