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My go pro hero 3 wont switch on, wont charge and shows no red light. basically does nothing. was working 4 days ago but seemed to have short battery life. the camera is only 3 weeks old! Could it just be a lemon battery? would plugging the go pro into an i phone charger's USB wreck the battery?

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I have the exact same problem. I was able to charge the battery twice, but both times it ran empty after 20-30 min., and now the camera is dead as a brick. Absolutely nothing happens when I try to charge or turn it on. :(
Three weeks old Hero 3 Silver.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

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If this is a new camera then I would put in in the box and return it. This sounds like it could be the small fusses (not user replaceable) on the board or a problem with the cpu or power section of the camera. The fuses pop on quite a few cameras and will show about the same life. If it is under warranty then I'd not mess with it too much and get a replacement or a refund. If this is a real common issue then it indicates a design flaw so you might exchange cameras and end up having the same problem again.

If this were a older camera I'd suspect the battery's needing replacement. Since it is new then it has to be something a bit more serious.

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