The GoPro Hero4 could be suffering from overheating issues when users attach an external Battery BacPac to the action camera, which can cause the waterproof housing to deform in only a few minutes.
GoPro has recently introduced its latest-generation Hero action camera. The new camcorder is called Hero4 and it has been launched in Black and Silver editions, as usual.
The early signs are suggesting that the camcorder has been a hit among consumers, who have rushed to pre-order and to acquire the new shooter.
However, some units may be affected by a serious overheating problem. MrCheesyCam is the first to have noticed that the Hero4 is heating up when attaching a BacPac, the official external battery supplied by GoPro itself.
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Upon buying a brand new GoPro Hero4 Black, MrCheesyCam has decided to test his brand new toy. Everything went well, but it all changed when he attached the Battery BacPac. In as little as three minutes, the waterproof housing of the camera had begun deforming.
The waterproof case of the GoPro series is pretty tough, so it takes really high temperatures to distort it. Thankfully, the camera and the BacPac have not been damaged at all, so another test has ensued.
The same BacPac has been mounted on a Hero3+ model with entirely different results. The GoPro Hero4 overheating issues could not have been replicated, as everything went smoothly.
This means that the Battery BacPac is not at fault here, thus the problem is with the Hero4. Either way, this is just one test, so further evidence must be provided.
Too early to draw any conclusions, while GoPro stays mum on the subject
In order to get more evidence, MrCheesyCam has purchased another brand new, unopened Hero4. The camera itself appears to work as intended without the BacPac, so the external battery has been attached to the shooter.
Surprisingly or unsurprisingly (depending on personal preferences), the newer unit has not overheated, as the tester has confirmed that the device has operated in normal conditions.
However, it appears that mounting the BacPac on the first Hero4 is still causing the camera to become extremely hot.
These simple tests are proof that some units could be suffering from overheating issues, so this is why we are asking you to let us know whether or not your new GoPro is affected by similar problems using the comments section below the post.