Introduction

Dude 1: Dude! Check out this sweet video I just made of me mountain biking through an alligator-filled swamp! Here, take my SD card.

Dude 2: Dude, there's nothing here. It's just an empty 32 GB SD card. I should've known that you weren't hardcore.

Dude 1: No dude, I swear it happened! My SD card reader must be dead.

Don't be like Dude 1. Make sure your precious memories are recorded to your SD card and replace a faulty SD board in your GoPro.

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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  • 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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Image 1/2: Be careful that you are prying up on the locking tab and '''not''' the connector itself. Image 2/2: Remove the SD board ribbon cable.
  • Use a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the locking tab on the SD board ribbon cable ZIF connector.

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

  • Remove the SD board ribbon cable.

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Conclusion

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

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David Hodson

Member since: 04/13/2010

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Hello,

what you discribe here is not the replacement of the SD board/slot!!

Its the so called Hero Connector!!!!

Can you provide a guide for the replacement of the SD slot?? Or how to fix it if SD card won't go in. Seems something is blocked inside mine.

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