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GoPro’s seventh generation camera released in late 2012. Capable of recording 1080p30 video, waterproof to 197', and built-in Wi-Fi.

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Why does my hero3 silver freeze up?

How do I know if the mother board is bad in my Hero3 Silver?

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I was actually talkjng about the root software the board was loaded with initially.

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Your best bet is the guide I gave you in my answer. It's not the root software but it is the OS. It's the best I could find, sorry!

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We can determine if it’s a software problem or not if we factory reset your camera. If it’s a software problem it should be fixed by a factory reset. Factory resetting your camera will reset all settings you have configured!However, if you remove the SD card from the camera before doing a factory reset your videos and pictures on the SD card will be safe.

  • While The GoPro is off, press and hold down the shutter button (the top button).
  • While still holding the shutter button, press the power button (on the front of the camera).
  • The camera will now power on and it will reset to the original settings.

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This does nothing. If I remove the battery hold the power button for a minute then reinsert battery it powers on and will work temporarily.

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Looks like a factory reset didn’t help, nor was the storage full. I think your motherboard may be indeed kaput. Replacing it should get you back into business.

GoPro Hero 3 Silver Motherboard Replacement

GoPro Hero3 Silver Motherboard

Update (11/20/2018)

You can try to follow this guide to update the software, which may solve your problem. I think there’s more then a software issue going on here, though.

GoPro Hero3 Silver Motherboard Image

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GoPro Hero3 Silver Motherboard

$49.99

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well that kind of sucks

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I can get it to power on and take a picture or two or a video but then it locks up again. I finally got it to finish the up grade to 3.02.

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Is it possible to reload the firmware on the camera?

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@jasonclayton If a factory reset doesn't do anything to help there's likely a board level issue going on here. Replacing the motherboard is fairly inexpensive and will very likely solve your problem.

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the storage might actually be full or something and it doesn’t want to work. try deleting some stuff on the storage.

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Card is empty.

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