Introduction

This guide will entail taking all of the GoPro's components out, as the lens is at the bottom. Because the GoPro Hero is not very repairable, this guide is not for the faint of heart. However, if you follow the steps correctly, you should be able to replace the lens, instead of buying a new camera.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    • Disconnect the ribbon cable from the lens by lifting the black latch and gently pulling the ribbon cable from the socket.

    • Use a Phillips screwdriver (PH000) to remove the four screws around the white plastic piece.

      • Make sure to keep track of these screws as they are very small.

    • Carefully remove the motherboard and white plastic piece from the case.

    • Remove the four screws from the lens.

      • These screws are smaller than the ones removed from the white plastic piece.

    • Remove the lens from the case.

Conclusion

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

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I followed this list, but I think I knocked a component off of the motherboard while I was unscrewing it. I wasn’t planning on ever putting it back together, since I have a newer GoPro camera. Luckily, the lens and the cable connecting it didn’t get damaged. Is there maybe a way to connect the lens to the Raspberry Pi Zero?

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