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    Help, my GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition is froze?

    This seems to be a common issue upon reading online however I haven't been able to find a solution which works for me.

    The symptoms are that the device instantly freezes when turned on. It freezes on the picture of the video cam and says below what firmware it is on. I cannot get it past this stage, I then need to remove the battery for it to turn off.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Happened for me with my 3+ black.
    Had to send it back to chain reaction, they gave me a refund, sorry for the bad news...

    Original Poster

    mighty sausage

    Happened for me with my 3+ black.Had to send it back to chain reaction, … Happened for me with my 3+ black.Had to send it back to chain reaction, they gave me a refund, sorry for the bad news...



    Cheers.
    Hopefully I'll get it sorted. I've had problems with the older GoPro cameras also, I can't believe they haven't fully addressed these issues.

    Ive got the same camera, and it did freeze when I first got it... is fine now after a firmware upgrade, and also make sure you are using good quality fast memory cards... also I seem to remember formatting them in camera, not via pc on first use...

    I've moved up to the 4 black, last chance with gopro for me !!!!

    Original Poster

    mfarmer02

    Ive got the same camera, and it did freeze when I first got it... is fine … Ive got the same camera, and it did freeze when I first got it... is fine now after a firmware upgrade, and also make sure you are using good quality fast memory cards... also I seem to remember formatting them in camera, not via pc on first use...



    Thanks but I cannot get it past the initial screen. Having a memory card in or out doesn't affect this. I also can't update the firmware or do anything as it instantly freezes when it turns on.

    Original Poster

    mighty sausage

    I've moved up to the 4 black, last chance with gopro for me !!!!



    Nice, I've actually got a 4 Black Edition on the way. Paid just below £290 from PC World for an 'open box' one. I'm not sure if I'm going to be keeping it but I'll have a play first

    Sweet, how you finding the 4K ??
    Final cut pro is struggling for me !!!

    I got this on my black edition, the batteries are useless. Make sure you have a class10 sd card.

    Original Poster

    mighty sausage

    Sweet, how you finding the 4K ??Final cut pro is struggling for me !!!



    Ah, its on its way still so I haven't had chance to use it yet.
    I also use Sony Vegas for editing although I imagine that may struggle a little with 4K.
    Edited by: "joshp" 31st Dec 2015

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    Bigfootpete

    I got this on my black edition, the batteries are useless. Make sure you … I got this on my black edition, the batteries are useless. Make sure you have a class10 sd card.



    Ah, I may try another battery. Its completely dead now, it won't turn on and when I plug in the USB cable my computer say it cannot be recognized.

    Memory card doesn't make a difference because I haven't even tried recording ect.. I just want it to turn on at the moment X)
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