Introduction

Replace the battery housing when the device will not power on but the battery has been verified to work.

Image 1/3: Use the tweezers to lift the faceplate  from the rest of the device. Image 2/3: The power button on the front of the GoPro may pop off. Ensure to align it properly during reassembly. Image 3/3: The power button on the front of the GoPro may pop off. Ensure to align it properly during reassembly.
  • Remove the faceplate by carefully prying around the edge using a plastic opening tool. Loosen the clips on the edge, then pull the faceplate off.

  • Use the tweezers to lift the faceplate from the rest of the device.

  • The power button on the front of the GoPro may pop off. Ensure to align it properly during reassembly.

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Image 1/2: One 4.6 mm screw Image 2/2: Three 8.2 mm screws
  • Using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the following screws:

    • One 4.6 mm screw

    • Three 8.2 mm screws

    • Two 6.1 mm screws

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  • Insert a metal spudger between the back plastic housing and the camera board assembly. Working around the edge to be careful of the inner components, carefully remove the camera.

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Image 1/3: Push down on the three wires with the metal spudger and the clip will disconnect from the motherboard. Image 2/3: During reassembly, remove the black tape on the ribbon cable, turn the camera upside down so you can see the port, and reinsert the cable with tweezers. It's a lot easier! Image 3/3: During reassembly, remove the black tape on the ribbon cable, turn the camera upside down so you can see the port, and reinsert the cable with tweezers. It's a lot easier!
  • Using tweezers, remove the ribbon strip by pulling on it. This will remove the connection.

  • Push down on the three wires with the metal spudger and the clip will disconnect from the motherboard.

  • During reassembly, remove the black tape on the ribbon cable, turn the camera upside down so you can see the port, and reinsert the cable with tweezers. It's a lot easier!

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Image 1/2: The top screw is missing from our device, but it is in the approximate location of the top circle. Image 2/2: The top screw is missing from our device, but it is in the approximate location of the top circle.
  • Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the two 3.0mm screws

  • The top screw is missing from our device, but it is in the approximate location of the top circle.

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  • Be sure to lift the battery cover before proceeding.

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Image 1/2: When prying the housing off, the record and setting buttons may fall off. Image 2/2: When prying the housing off, the record and setting buttons may fall off.
  • Using plastic opening tool, pry battery housing from the rear frame.

  • When prying the housing off, the record and setting buttons may fall off.

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Image 1/3: In case you are new to soldering,  here is [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|Ifixit's soldering guide] Image 2/3: 3rd party sellers have the battery housing with the shutter button board already attached. If you have purchased this, begin reassembly. Image 3/3: 3rd party sellers have the battery housing with the shutter button board already attached. If you have purchased this, begin reassembly.
  • De-solder the shutter button board from the battery enclosure.

  • In case you are new to soldering, here is Ifixit's soldering guide

  • 3rd party sellers have the battery housing with the shutter button board already attached. If you have purchased this, begin reassembly.

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  • Using tweezers, carefully remove the shutter button board the rest of the way from the battery housing.

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Conclusion

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

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