I’ve bought this GoPro Hero 3 Silver edition last year - and to be honest, I almost never used it.
Recently I’ve been seeing a great need to use it, and I’ve been facing the freezing problem numerous times - I can’t even use the camera, to be honest. Now let me explain the problem and my solutions so far:
PROBLEM: The thing is, whenever I turn on my camera, it’s only a matter of luck if it will work for 10 minutes or 5 seconds. I’ve never seen it working for more than 15 minutes - never. It juste freezes, making me remove and insert the battery again to get it working. Ah, and if I just reinsert, it will not work, I actually have to wait a few minutes, like 20 to 30 minutes, to get it working - this is the most bizarre bug I’ve ever seen.
SOLUTIONS: I’m using a SanDisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 that is recommended by GoPro, but I’ve also tried changing the SD cards and even WITHOUT a SD card it will freeze, so let’s just rule out the problem with SD cards, ok? Thanks.
Then, of course, I tried to update the firmware manually. After numerous attempts (do you think it’s an easy task to update a camera which will freeze randomly?), I did it - I updated the firmware… and then, freezes again.
Last shot: it should be the battery, right? So I’ve bought two other generic batteries only to found out that the problem continues. But you are going to recommend me an original battery from GoPro, right? Good, so I just went to my friend’s home and got his battery from his GoPro (which actually works) and there you go, freezing problem again.
So, I’m lost. I don’t have a clue of what I should do to make this camera works. This camera was not cheap, my friends. I want it working, and I don’t know what else to do. I’ve searched googled so hard but with no real solution. I beg your help, I only want my camera working - there HAS to be a fix.