Stop your GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver videos sounding like a helicopter

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Stop your GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver videos sounding like a helicopter

Post by scouse » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:39 pm

Guys apparently if like me you have only noticed that when it's quiet and you use wireless RC or the phone app you can hear a background noise like a helicopter... If your GoPro is in warranty you can go through the rigmarole of getting a replacement , which they will eventually do, or if like me you mainly filmed on the bike so missed this until you had owned one for 13 months there is a fix.

It's the shielding, or rather lack of it on several units, breaking down on the microphone and the wifi antenna causing interference.

Simple fix i pop silver front case off - take out battery and sd card - undo the screws on the front - piece of copper shielding tape on mic, another on the wifi antenna patch... make sure they have around a 4 mm gap otherwise they still interfere with each other - pop it all back together and no more Airhawk!

Now copper tape can be expensive... and I just happen to have a roll of it - PM me for a piece B)
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Re: Stop your GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver videos sounding like a helicopter

Post by scouse » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:44 pm

In case you don't believe me - this is the vid I followed...
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Re: Stop your GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver videos sounding like a helicopter

Post by scouse » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:31 pm

It's the wifi ... so only shows up if you use your phone app to control it or the new RC gadget.
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Re: Stop your GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver videos sounding like a helicopter

Post by zimtim » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:01 am

elizabethdavid wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:55 am
When I was traveling with my expert player, I reviewed the recording when I got home, but I did not notification any sound, perhaps because I talked to my bike teammate on my way and there was a lot of noise around us.
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Re: Stop your GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver videos sounding like a helicopter

Post by Brainfency » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:43 pm

Its really hard for me, to belive you

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Re: Stop your GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver videos sounding like a helicopter

Post by scouse » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:23 pm

Brainfency wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:43 pm
Its really hard for me, to belive you
Yup - new sites killed the video link :D
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