Introduction

Use this guide to replace a malfunctioning motherboard or expansion port. Because replacing either part requires the same steps, they are both combined into one guide.

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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  • Using a plastic opening tool, separate the camera sensor's connector from the motherboard.

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  • Using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the four 3.0mm screws holding the camera sensor.

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Image 1/3: Using the plastic opening tool, unclip the LCD ribbon from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Using the plastic opening tool, unclip the LCD ribbon from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Using the plastic opening tool, unclip the LCD ribbon from the motherboard.
  • Using #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the 3.0mm screw.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, unclip the LCD ribbon from the motherboard.

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  • Using tweezers, lift the motherboard from the midframe housing

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Image 1/3: Using plastic opening tool, unclip Expansion Port chip from motherboard Image 2/3: A metal piece of the frame sits underneath the bottom screw, which will detach upon removing the screw. Image 3/3: A metal piece of the frame sits underneath the bottom screw, which will detach upon removing the screw.
  • Using #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 4.0mm screws.

  • Using plastic opening tool, unclip Expansion Port chip from motherboard

  • A metal piece of the frame sits underneath the bottom screw, which will detach upon removing the screw.

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Image 1/2: It is now possible to replace the expansion port and/or motherboard. Image 2/2: It is now possible to replace the expansion port and/or motherboard.
  • Lift the expansion port chip from the motherboard.

  • It is now possible to replace the expansion port and/or motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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