The GoPro Hero3 Black, introducing a new 12MP sensor, was released in 2013 and, at the time, was the highest end GoPro model with 4K UHD video capture. The Hero3 brought a 30% smaller and 25% lighter action camera.

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Rear Red Flashing Light

After trying the numerous different possible solutions I have found on the interwebs, I have not been able to solve this problem. After inserting a fully charged, known good battery into the camera, after hitting the power button all I seem to get is a flashing red light on the back of the camera. As mentioned, I have tried all the different hocus pocus solutions I have been able to find but to no avail. Any ideas before I send it in for repair?

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Keith

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Hello keith, i had this problem once before on my first hero 3 BE. i eventually had to send it in to repair for overheating. But, once thing that seemed to work for a little bit, i put it in dry rice, in the freezer for a couple days, only meant to be overnight but i got distracted. i also used Wasabi brand batteries and that may have been an issue as well, i never had any luck with gopro batteries before.

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Dry rice is an urban legend. You got lucky and the device dried out on its own, and cooled down in the freezer.

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i used the rice in the freezer to keep the humidity down around the camera so it wouldnt freeze on the board and crack something. but thanks for the downvote.

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