Released in November 2012, the GoPro Hero3 is a Wi-Fi capable, 4K resolution digital camcorder.

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Charge point broken in Hero 3

Where the cable goes into charge, it looks like the pin connector inside the Hero 3 has broken off and missing.

I only noticed it after daughter has had it for past 6 months!

How do you replace it? Do you have to replace the motherboard?

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Hi Mark,

Go through this teardown, pull a picture showing the broken connector, and post it here.

If however, it is the mini-USB charging port like you described, you'll need to replace it using solid soldering skills, the right tools, and of course the right replacement part. No need to replace the whole board. My advice in this case, if you lack the pre-requisites, is to have a specialized tech handle the repair, or take it to a GoPro reseller and have a shot at warranty coverage.

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