Introduction

Is your LCD cracked or not working properly? Use this guide to help replace it, and return your GoPro to tip top shape!

Pull the tab on the back of the device to release the back cover. It should come right off.
  • Pull the tab on the back of the device to release the back cover. It should come right off.

    • The device pictured does not include the back cover.

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Use the battery tab to pull the battery out of the device.
  • Use the battery tab to pull the battery out of the device.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry the gray, front face plate until it can be removed from the housing. To avoid breaking or weakening the tabs on the face plate which hold it in place, alternate the sides from which you pry and check each tab before separating the plate from the body.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the gray, front face plate until it can be removed from the housing.

    • To avoid breaking or weakening the tabs on the face plate which hold it in place, alternate the sides from which you pry and check each tab before separating the plate from the body.

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Using your screwdriver, remove the four 8.1mm PH00 screws securing the motherboard to the black housing unit and set them aside. Use the plastic opening tool to help pry the motherboard/midframe up from the main housing. Once you can get a hold of the edge, simply pull the internal components up and out! Watch out for the ribbon cable connecting the midframe and the motherboard to the GoPro housing. See the next step.
  • Using your screwdriver, remove the four 8.1mm PH00 screws securing the motherboard to the black housing unit and set them aside.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to help pry the motherboard/midframe up from the main housing. Once you can get a hold of the edge, simply pull the internal components up and out!

    • Watch out for the ribbon cable connecting the midframe and the motherboard to the GoPro housing. See the next step.

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Remove the ribbon cable connecting the housing to the motherboard by flicking up the black clip with the spudger tool and gently pulling the cable out. Remove the ribbon cable connecting the housing to the motherboard by flicking up the black clip with the spudger tool and gently pulling the cable out.
  • Remove the ribbon cable connecting the housing to the motherboard by flicking up the black clip with the spudger tool and gently pulling the cable out.

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Once the internal components are removed, take out your handy dandy spudger tool and pry off the piece of tape that holds down the image sensor.
  • Once the internal components are removed, take out your handy dandy spudger tool and pry off the piece of tape that holds down the image sensor.

    • Disclaimer: Our device is just a teardown unit and no longer has the tape. The markup depicts the location where the tape would be located.

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Using your screwdriver, remove the four PH00 screws securing the image sensor to the motherboard.
  • Using your screwdriver, remove the four PH00 screws securing the image sensor to the motherboard.

    • Disclaimer: The unit used for this guide did not include these screws. Set them aside so you do not mix them up with the previously removed screws.

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Using the spudger tool, pry off the connector ribbon from the motherboard (don't worry it comes off pretty easily). Remove the image sensor from the motherboard assembly.
  • Using the spudger tool, pry off the connector ribbon from the motherboard (don't worry it comes off pretty easily).

  • Remove the image sensor from the motherboard assembly.

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Using your screwdriver, remove the three 4mm PH00 screws that hold down the metal plate.
  • Using your screwdriver, remove the three 4mm PH00 screws that hold down the metal plate.

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Using the spudger tool, pry off the corresponding ribbon cable from the motherboard. The microSD/accessory board is ready to come off.
  • Using the spudger tool, pry off the corresponding ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  • The microSD/accessory board is ready to come off.

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Using your trusty screwdriver, remove the single 3.2mm PH00 screw connecting the motherboard to the midframe.
  • Using your trusty screwdriver, remove the single 3.2mm PH00 screw connecting the motherboard to the midframe.

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Use the spudger tool to disconnect the front LCD from the motherboard. Gently pull the ribbon cable out. Gently pull the motherboard away from the midframe. Gently pull the motherboard away from the midframe.
  • Use the spudger tool to disconnect the front LCD from the motherboard. Gently pull the ribbon cable out.

  • Gently pull the motherboard away from the midframe.

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Now that you have removed the plastic midframe from the motherboard, nothing is standing in the way of the LCD!
  • Now that you have removed the plastic midframe from the motherboard, nothing is standing in the way of the LCD!

  • Carefully remove the ribbon cable from the midframe. It is attached with glue, so a spudger tool (or a heat gun if it's stubborn) will be needed.

Unlike the picture, it was not necessary for me to remove the lens in order to remove the LCD. I had to use a hair dryer to soften the glue allowing me to remove the ribbon cable.

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Conclusion

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

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Where did you buy the replacement from?

Colin Murphy - Reply

Merci beaucoup, trés utile pour les pilotes de drones fpv!

Thanks a lot, very helpfull for drone racers!

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