Introduction

Use this guide to replace the LCD housing on your GoPro Hero3 Silver.

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  • Pull back on the tab on the back of GoPro to open the battery cover.

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  • Pull the battery out using the tab.

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Image 1/2: There is some adhesive and clips so be careful and the faceplate should pop right off. Image 2/2: There is some adhesive and clips so be careful and the faceplate should pop right off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the faceplate.

  • There is some adhesive and clips so be careful and the faceplate should pop right off.

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Image 1/2: Use the T4 tool bit from the iFixit toolkit in order to remove the 4 screws on each corner. Image 2/2: Use the T4 tool bit from the iFixit toolkit in order to remove the 4 screws on each corner.
  • Now that the faceplate is off, it is time to remove the 4 screws on each corner.

  • Use the T4 tool bit from the iFixit toolkit in order to remove the 4 screws on each corner.

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Image 1/2: Using the plastic opening tool, slowly pry open the motherboard assembly. Image 2/2: Using the plastic opening tool, slowly pry open the motherboard assembly.
  • Note: Make sure you remove the door cover of the USB, mini HDMI, and SD port before. Separating the motherboard will be easier.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, slowly pry open the motherboard assembly.

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Image 1/2: You should now have the motherboard assembly and the housing separated. Image 2/2: You should now have the motherboard assembly and the housing separated.
  • Use the spudger to gently pry off the connector of the housing to the motherboard.

  • You should now have the motherboard assembly and the housing separated.

At this point you can easily change the LCD assembly by unplugging the ribbon and removing the existing screen. No need to proceed further if you're only replacing the screen.

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Image 1/3: Using the T4 Torx toolbit, remove the 4 screws that connect the sensor to the lens. Image 2/3: Remove the silver connector of the image sensor from the motherboard using the spudger to pry it off. Image 3/3: Remove the silver connector of the image sensor from the motherboard using the spudger to pry it off.
  • Use the spudger to remove the heat shield tape and detach the image sensor from the motherboard.

  • Using the T4 Torx toolbit, remove the 4 screws that connect the sensor to the lens.

  • Remove the silver connector of the image sensor from the motherboard using the spudger to pry it off.

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Image 1/3: x1 T4 Torx Image 2/3: x2 Phillips #00 Image 3/3: There's a little silver bracket that is held down by the Phillips #00 screw so be careful not to lose it.
  • The media adapter is attached to the motherboard via 3 screws:

    • x1 T4 Torx

    • x2 Phillips #00

  • There's a little silver bracket that is held down by the Phillips #00 screw so be careful not to lose it.

  • With a little prying, use the spudger to detach the media adapter's connector from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Then remove LCD screen connector by sliding  out. Image 2/3: Then remove LCD screen connector by sliding  out. Image 3/3: Then remove LCD screen connector by sliding  out.
  • Use the spudger to lift the black tab up to unlock.

  • Then remove LCD screen connector by sliding out.

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Image 1/3: Separate the LCD assembly by pulling away the motherboard. Image 2/3: Separate the LCD assembly by pulling away the motherboard. Image 3/3: Separate the LCD assembly by pulling away the motherboard.
  • Using the Phillips head bit, remove the silver screw near the the top edge of the board.

  • Separate the LCD assembly by pulling away the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Our screw on the top right is stripped, which is why it looks different. However, they will all look the same in your device. Image 2/2: Our screw on the top right is stripped, which is why it looks different. However, they will all look the same in your device.
  • There are 3 Phillips #00 screws holding the lens onto the LCD housing that need to be removed.

  • Our screw on the top right is stripped, which is why it looks different. However, they will all look the same in your device.

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Image 1/2: Now you have the LCD housing removed! Image 2/2: Now you have the LCD housing removed!
  • Carefully remove the camera lens from the LCD Housing.

  • Now you have the LCD housing removed!

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Conclusion

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

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Excellent walkthrough. Thank you Brian!

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