Having problems with your GoPro Digital Hero 3 Digital Camera ?

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.
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