Introduction

The front case of your GoPro is constantly being subjected to potentially dangerous obstacles: trees, bears, viking ships, and who knows what else. Should you happen to crack or break the front case, you can replace it with a brand new one.

Place your thumb on the indentation in the back case on the side of the GoPro. Gently press down with your thumb and lift the back cover away from the case to remove it.
  • Place your thumb on the indentation in the back case on the side of the GoPro.

  • Gently press down with your thumb and lift the back cover away from the case to remove it.

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Slide a plastic opening tool between the battery and the rear case. Gently pry the battery up and out of the rear case.
  • Slide a plastic opening tool between the battery and the rear case.

  • Gently pry the battery up and out of the rear case.

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Remove the battery from the case.
  • Remove the battery from the case.

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Remove the four Phillips #00 screws securing the rear case to the rest of the device:
  • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws securing the rear case to the rest of the device:

    • Two 5.5 mm coarse thread screws.

    • Two 4.4 mm fine thread screws.

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Slide the edge of a plastic opening tool underneath the sticker on the rear cover and gently peel the sticker up. Once you have enough of the sticker peeled up with the plastic opening tool, grab an edge of it with your fingers and pull it off completely.
  • Slide the edge of a plastic opening tool underneath the sticker on the rear cover and gently peel the sticker up.

  • Once you have enough of the sticker peeled up with the plastic opening tool, grab an edge of it with your fingers and pull it off completely.

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Grasp the rear case and lift it off of the front case. Do not try to completely remove the rear case yet, as it is still attached by the display port ribbon cable.
  • Grasp the rear case and lift it off of the front case.

  • Do not try to completely remove the rear case yet, as it is still attached by the display port ribbon cable.

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Using a plastic opening tool or your fingernail, flip up the locking tab on the SD board ribbon cable ZIF connector on the motherboard assembly. Be careful that you are prying on the locking tab, and not the connector itself.
  • Using a plastic opening tool or your fingernail, flip up the locking tab on the SD board ribbon cable ZIF connector on the motherboard assembly.

    • Be careful that you are prying on the locking tab, and not the connector itself.

  • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the SD board ribbon cable from its connector on the motherboard.

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Lift the speaker out of the rear case with the tip of a spudger. Remove the rear case. Remove the rear case.
  • Lift the speaker out of the rear case with the tip of a spudger.

  • Remove the rear case.

It's not a speaker it the microphone and the wire is very fragile.

Matt c - Reply

Hello. GoPro HERO2 there. overheating after doing update. 10-15 minutes after closing. overheating.

coskunadnan - Reply

You can try put some new heat sink compound under that silver big element (radiator) that you see in step 9 (simply remove 2 screws holding it).

hellfire -

Remove the three screws securing the motherboard assembly to the front case:
  • Remove the three screws securing the motherboard assembly to the front case:

    • Two 10.8 mm Phillips #00 screws.

    • One 4.8 mm Phillips #00 screw.

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Gently grab the edges of the motherboard assembly and lift it out of the front case. Gently grab the edges of the motherboard assembly and lift it out of the front case.
  • Gently grab the edges of the motherboard assembly and lift it out of the front case.

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The front case remains.
  • The front case remains.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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