Introduction

Many of the components of the GoPro HD Hero2 lie on one of the three boards that make up the motherboard assembly. Remove the entire assembly before finding the specific component you're looking for.

Image 1/2: Gently press down with your thumb and lift the back cover away from the case to remove it. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Gently pry the battery up and out of the rear case. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/1: Two 5.5 mm coarse thread screws.
  • 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Do not try to completely remove the rear case yet, as it is still attached by the display port ribbon cable. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Be careful that you are prying on the locking tab, and not the connector itself. Image 2/2: Use a pair of tweezers to remove the SD board ribbon cable from its connector on the motherboard.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove the rear case. Image 2/3: Remove the rear case. Image 3/3: 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).

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Image 1/1: Two 10.8 mm Phillips #00 screws.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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Where exactly do you buy the replacement boards? I cant find them anywhere..

Lauren Ashleyy - Reply

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

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