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FB1609  (C 1409)

Aug 16, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Hi, a few weeks ago I got a used Hero2, seems to crash a lot but the main problem is the batteries won't charge using the USB (all I have) I read a few threads in here and tried some stuff like removing the card/battery, then it fires up but the battery is dead. So the battery ind comes on the screen moving bars like it's charging, the battery gets hot, but the red light won't come on. Then if I turn it off, the red light comes on but there is no indicator in the window for battery. I have 2 batteries, same with both, so I doubt the battery is bad.

Any thoughts what to try from you experts would be great, thanks. Also how long should it take to charge...it was on all night and only 1 bar.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Aug 16, 2013, 1:41 PM
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Tried a diff USB cable/adapter?
Try this:
power off
battery out
memory card out
shutter button pressed and insert battery
with shutter button pressed power on camera (mode button) ..


FB1609  (C 1409)

Aug 16, 2013, 2:09 PM
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Thanks, just did that, seemed to fire up fine but almost dead, so then turned it off again and plugged into the usb, just the red light is on...( no battery charging in the window, is that normal?) I'll see later if it charges...hope so, I have some stuff to shoot asap..cheers!

EDIT: nope, was charging for 3 hrs and only 1 bar, battery isn't warm either...shitttt

so when it's on and I plug it in, the usb transfer icon comes up, and the battery symbol moves bars like it's charging, but no red light unless I turn it off...is that normal?


(This post was edited by FB1609 on Aug 16, 2013, 7:24 PM)


FB1609  (C 1409)

Aug 17, 2013, 8:18 AM
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Updated the firmware, seemed to go well, turned it off and it won't turn on at all now, only a red light when its plugged in.

What a piece of crap


FB1609  (C 1409)

Aug 20, 2013, 6:37 PM
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I take it back...the firmware update seems to work as it charges normally again and seems to be working ok for now...


pope  (D 19947)

Aug 22, 2013, 4:42 AM
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try the battery in someone else's camera and vice versa If you can find another model...might help a bit.


collier1234  (Student)

Aug 22, 2013, 6:04 AM
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DSE wrote:
Tried a diff USB cable/adapter?
Try this:
power off
battery out
memory card out
shutter button pressed and insert battery
with shutter button pressed power on camera (mode button) ..

I had the same problem with mine and this worked for me. Idk what it was but after i did this a while ago it worked and then it was stolen so now i have a Hero 3 and its much better Smile



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