If for some reason your battery is dysfunctional, this guide will show you how to replace it.

Power off your GoPro before beginning disassembly.
  • Power off your GoPro before beginning disassembly.

  • Unclip the black latch to the camera case and open the case.

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Gently pry the back open by inserting a metal spudger between the case and back panel.
  • Gently pry the back open by inserting a metal spudger between the case and back panel.

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  • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard by unplugging the red, white, and black wires from the white adapter.

  • Use a plastic spudger to pry the battery off from the white plastic piece underneath.

    • The battery is glued to the plastic so some force might be necessary.

    • Be careful not to damage the battery to avoid releasing dangerous chemicals.

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  • Remove the battery from the GoPro.

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

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The tutorial is excellent, even with a link to the tools needed, but no link to battery sale.

Could you please include this?

juliomap - Reply

Very good tutorial thank you. But I can also find no place to buy a new battery... But here is a petition to make Gopro sell spare parts:

maire - Reply

I followed these steps and inadvertently pulled not only the battery plug but its adapter (housing) at the same time. Now I can't plug the battery back in because there's no place to plug it! Contacting GoPro they stressed that the battery is not intended for removal.

erikwikstrom - Reply

Awesome! Could you also show us how to put in a new battery, how do i prep my battery? What type of a battery can i use ? Thanks a lot !!

John misquita - Reply

now add go pro to rice for a day and pray.

chadd23 - Reply

I was sent the wrong replacement battery. How do I send this one back and get the correct one. I was planning on using it in 7 days. what are my chances???????

samuel j lee - Reply

Hi, the case off my GoPro broke. :( Can I replace the case ?

If so, where do a find a replacement case and how do I do it?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

Jens Van den Eede.

Jens Van den Eede - Reply

I have a hero 4 sliver I couldn’t fallow these instructions because it they were not for my model. So I’m still having the problem. I believe it could be a loose connection with a battery cable but I don’t knownhow to open it up to look.

Patti Douglas - Reply

this is where i got my go pro hero replacement battery.

Toby Sullivan - Reply

This is where I bought my replacement Go Pro Hero battery.

Toby Sullivan - Reply

how does the battery work?

jcarlosalberto - Reply

My battery crapped out and I figured the camera was going to be thrown away. Found this video and see it CAN be changed even though I have been told it can’t. Thank you for saving me money!

effie_1953 - Reply

Performed installation, almost everything went well. Except that my Hero turns itself on when it’s almost completely charged. This never happened with the old battery. Any ideas on a solution? Thanks

Rich C - Reply

My gopro hero turns itself off, why

environmentalist - Reply

my GoPro Hero 2018 turns itself off after about 30 min why is that

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