What's the issue?

The camera does not power on

Where does it apply?

  • HERO3+ cameras

How to fix it 

If your camera is not powering on, there could be a fault with the camera, battery, SD card, or there could be a loose connection somewhere.  We have some tips for you to try that should clear up the issue for you.

  1. Remove any BacPac accessories, the battery, and SD card from the camera.  Reinsert the battery only.  Press the power button.  If the camera powers on, your camera was frozen and you should be good to go now.

  2. Format the SD card on your computer, instructions on how to do this can be found here.  Note: this will remove all recorded content on the SD card.  If you want the files on the card, make sure that you first save them to your computer.  Once the SD card has been formatted, reinsert it into the camera and try to Power it ON.

  3. If your camera doesn't power on, remove/reinsert the battery and charge the camera via a USB charger or your computer.  Don't attempt to power on the camera while it's charging.  You should see the red LED light on the front of the camera.  If it is not charging properly, try a different USB cable or USB source to try and get the front LED lit on the camera.  Once the charge light goes off, disconnect the camera from USB and power it on.  If it powers on, your battery was dead and just needed be charged.

  4. If you're still unable to get your camera to power on, you can contact GoPro Customer Support.