Introduction

The image sensor is a vital part of your GoPro. However, don't fear if it has broken, this guide will bring your device back to life!

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

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

Insert a plastic opening tool in between the front face plate and the black housing.
  • 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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Continue to use the plastic opening tool and separate the front face plate from the rest of the device.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

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

Pry off the last ribbon cable with a plastic opening tool. 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.

Conclusion

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

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