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You've had a terrible accident and realized that your GoPro has a crack right through the center of the lens! Use our guide to resurrect you GoPro back to life!

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

  2. GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera Lens Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the strip of tape on the battery to remove the battery from the housing.

  3. GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera Lens Replacement, Front Panel: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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

  7. GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera Lens Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 4mm PH00 screws attaching the image sensor to the motherboard with your screwdriver.

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

    • Remove the image sensor from the motherboard.

  9. GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera Lens Replacement, microSD/Expansion Port Assembly: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Using your screwdriver, unscrew three 4mm PH00 screws that will free the metal plate.

    • A small plate will become separated when the rightmost screw is removed. Just place it to the side.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry off the referenced ribbon cable from the motherboard.

    • The microSD and Accessory Board is now ready for removal.

  11. GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera Lens Replacement, Motherboard: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 3.2mm PH00 screw with your screwdriver to detach the motherboard from the mid frame.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently separate the LCD ribbon cable from the motherboard.

    • Gently remove the motherboard from the midframe using tweezers.

    • Remove motherboard by lifting from the edges. This will reduce the chance of damaging components on the motherboard.

  13. GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera Lens Replacement, Camera Lens: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Use your PH00 screwdriver to remove the last three screws from the mid frame. This will release the lens housing from the mid frame.

  14. GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera Lens Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove the lens from the font housing.

Conclusion

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

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