Introduction

A rhinoceros ate the rear case of your GoPro? No questions here; you can replace it with a new one.

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).

hellfire -

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  • Remove the two 5.8 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the SD board cover to the rear case.

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Image 1/3: Use the tip of a spudger to push the bottom of the SD board cover up and out of the rear case. Image 2/3: Turn the rear case back over. Image 3/3: Lift the SD board cover out of the rear case with the tip of a spudger and remove it.
  • Turn the rear case over so that the SD card slot is facing you.

  • Use the tip of a spudger to push the bottom of the SD board cover up and out of the rear case.

  • Turn the rear case back over.

  • Lift the SD board cover out of the rear case with the tip of a spudger and remove it.

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  • Grasp the SD board ribbon cable gently and pull the SD board out of the rear case.

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  • The rear case remains.

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Conclusion

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

David Hodson

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FYI the item that you're disassembling is not the SD card slot, it's the plug for HD Hero accessories such as the Wifi backpack and LCD screen. The SD card is inserted from the side not the back.

Mike Keane - Reply

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