The camera wont turn on unless I remove the battery and reinsert it.

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  1. Shaun_Don

    Shaun_Don New Member

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    My Sjcam SJ8 Pro has had a problem since i had it. The camera wont turn on unless I remove the battery and reinsert it. This happens periodically and seems to me more prevalent when the camera has been off for a while. Its especially frustrating while scuba diving when removing the battery is obviously not a possibility. It has persisted from v1.2.0 until v1.2.6 which I'm currently using. Anyone else have this issue? Oh and the battery also swells to the point where it cannot be removed.
     
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    Hello!
    I had the same problem, and I had to upgrade the firmware using an USB cable.
    Here are the instructions: support.sjcam.com/support/solutions/articles/9000151251-sj8-pro-usb-upgrade
    After doing this the problem was gone, and now the camera works perfectly!

    Best regards,
    Andras.
     
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    I've exactly the same problem, i tried different firmwares but it's the same with 1.3.0. I tried the firmware update with cable too, it's the same. Whan i make longer videos the problems occurs always.
     

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