Introduction

Are the circuits of your GoPro's motherboard fried from water damage? This guide provides steps on how to replace a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Motherboard and get your camera back in working condition.

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  • Push the tab on the back of the device left to remove the plate covering the battery.

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  • Use the strip of tape on the battery to remove the battery from the housing.

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Image 1/1: Make sure you insert the plastic opening tool next to the microSD card slot. There is a small gap that will help separate the face plate.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool in between the front face plate and the black housing.

  • Make sure you insert the plastic opening tool next to the microSD card slot. There is a small gap that will help separate the face plate.

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Image 1/1: There is adhesive that helps attach the front face plate. Some extra prying may be required to separate the face plate, but do not use excessive force.
  • Continue to use the plastic opening tool and separate the front face plate from the rest of the device.

  • There is adhesive that helps attach the front face plate. Some extra prying may be required to separate the face plate, but do not use excessive force.

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Image 1/3: Gently remove the motherboard by using a plastic opening tool to pry it out of the housing. Image 2/3: Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable connected to the GoPro housing and motherboard. Image 3/3: Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable connected to the GoPro housing and motherboard.
  • Locate the four 8.1mm PH00 screws on the corners of the GoPro and unscrew them using the phillips screwdriver.

  • Gently remove the motherboard by using a plastic opening tool to pry it out of the housing.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable connected to the GoPro housing and motherboard.

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  • Remove the ribbon cable by carefully flipping the black clip up with the plastic opening tool and pulling the cable out.

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  • Remove the four 4mm PH00 screws attaching the image sensor to the motherboard with your screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Remove the image sensor from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Remove the image sensor from the motherboard.
  • Pry off the last ribbon cable with a plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the image sensor from the motherboard.

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  • Remove the single 3.2mm PH00 screw with your screwdriver to detach the motherboard from the mid frame.

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Image 1/3: Gently remove the motherboard from the midframe using tweezers. Image 2/3: Remove motherboard by lifting from the edges. This will reduce the chance of damaging components on the motherboard. Image 3/3: Remove motherboard by lifting from the edges. This will reduce the chance of damaging components on the motherboard.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently separate the LCD ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  • Gently remove the motherboard from the midframe using tweezers.

  • Remove motherboard by lifting from the edges. This will reduce the chance of damaging components on the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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hi, where i can find the matherboard for de hero 3+ silver?

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