November 1st, 2011, 06:17 PM
I found this GoPro at a local MTB park. I found it sitting in a drainage ditch off of one of the trails. It has the skeleton case on it, and needless to say, it was FULL of water. As you will see in the flowing pics, it was sitting in water for a VERY long time. I brought it home, opened it up. Everything was rusty on the inside and still soaked in water. I disassembled it and let it dry out. I said to myself, there is no way this thing will ever work again. I was wrong. Not only was I able to charge the battery from the found camera using my good one, I lined up the battery pins and pressed the power button, BEEP BEEP BEEP. OK so it turned on, I pressed the shutter button and recorded some video (on the SD card that was in the submerged camera)... plugged it in and took a look. Other then being a bit blurry, it recorded audio and video... I am AMAZED that it even turned on. GoPro, you make an awesome product.
November 1st, 2011, 08:11 PM
Was there any cool video on the SD card when you found it ? Ordered a gopro2 should have had it today but we had 18 plus inches of snow over the weekend so no ups today.
November 1st, 2011, 11:11 PM
That's not a skeleton case, it's just the vented back door.
Seriously though, that's quite a feat!
November 2nd, 2011, 08:12 AM
Love it! Why not contact GoPro and see if they will trade you for a new one?
November 2nd, 2011, 02:53 PM
They might even look up the serial number for it and see if the owner had registered it or not.
PS. Bonus points if there is footage on the card of the GoPro being carried away by birds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIu5B3Fsstg) or something.
November 2nd, 2011, 06:10 PM
Photos are now pinned up on GoPro's Office noticeboard.
Yes it's a vented back door thanks for the correction. It was actually found by one of our Gopro forum members. GoPro are shipping him a new lens free.
November 6th, 2011, 03:52 PM
...PS. Bonus points if there is footage on the card of the GoPro being carried away by birds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIu5B3Fsstg) or something.
That video is PRICELESS. Thanks for that link!
November 13th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Pretty cool find :D
That skeleton housing = bad idea. There is one now for the hero2 that has the side cut out for the mic input. At least there is a reason for that lol.