HD action camera with touchscreen LCD, released October 5, 2014.

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GoPro Hero4 Silver Not Recording Audio

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I recently replaced my GoPro Hero4 Silver's front LCD and I may have messed something up. My camera no longer records any audio with or without an external microphone. I'm not sure what could be broken or what I disconnected, any help would be great!

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Hello @laurence,

This could be caused by a damaged audio connection. I would recommend trying to find all the information you can from the IFixIt GoPro Hero4 page

GoPro Hero4 Silver Repair

But this could be caused by accidentally removing a audio connection or just loose cable.

Please feel free to post images of the device so I can view and do a recommendation. I wish you luck and feel free to ask me anything in this commend section.

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Keegan Bourque

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@keeganbourque I was able to take the whole device apart and seem to believe I may have broke the speaker assembly since I originally pried the device apart in that location, does the speak assembly control audio recording?

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Hello @laurence,

Can you please send (upload) a photo of the interior of the GoPro, I will do a analysis and the reach back to you.

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Keegan Bourque

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@keeganbourque I posted some pictures in the answers.

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I'm not at work however I believe the mic is in the top of the rear shell. When I get in tomorrow I will confirm this. There is the three flex cables that go to the board.. Check them, they can be tricky to keep in place during reassembly.

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The 3 flex cables going from rear shell to the board. The top or first flex is the flex for record button, wifi button and the microphone.

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Hello @laurence

Okay so from looking at the pictures, I do not see why 1 thing would affect the other. And what is getting me is that it also wont use any external devices. So my guess would be that there may be some small damage to the main chip itself. What you can also try is replacing the OLD LCD and see if it works then. This also may not work :/

Sorry to say,

Keegan

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Hello. I have sort of the same problem. After i lost the GoPro to the ground, the sound will not be recorded. It beeps when i start recording and when i turn the camera on, but no sound when i replay the clips. Do you think this can be fixed by replacing the speaker with an new one? I have not tried with an external microphone yet.

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