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.
  • 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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Using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the following screws: One 4.6 mm screw
  • 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. 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.
  • 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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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!
  • 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!

Removing the tiny gold ribbon strip and the wires from the right hand side as shown in the image is an unnecessary step to change out the lens. In fact it is recommendable to NOT remove these, especially the gold ribbon strip that is shown in the red box. It is very difficult to get this ZIF cable back in place once it has been removed. Simply open the camera carefully so as not to pull on this cable and the wires and proceed with the other steps.

Greg Ryder - Reply

I agree that the 2 cables shown above do NOT need to be removed in order to replace the image sensor. Just keep the internal assembly (circuit boards) close to the black housing and at a 90 degree angle. Don’t put any strain on the cables though! You can still access the 4 screws holding the sensor board in place as well as pull up the connector attaching the sensor to the mainboard. You’ll save a lot of time (and headache) by leaving those cables attached.

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Open the clip that is located on the motherboard Use a pair of tweezers to pull the ribbon from the clip
  • Open the clip that is located on the motherboard

  • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the ribbon from the clip

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Before you start this step flip the section holding the LCD screen over Place the iOpener on the LCD screen cover to release the glue Lift the covering of the LCD screen cover off with a pair of tweezers
  • Before you start this step flip the section holding the LCD screen over

  • Place the iOpener on the LCD screen cover to release the glue

  • Lift the covering of the LCD screen cover off with a pair of tweezers

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Use a pair of tweezers to lift the ribbon through the opening and lift all the way up to the LCD screen A section of our LCD screen ribbon was broken so it is not visible from the image.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to lift the ribbon through the opening and lift all the way up to the LCD screen

  • A section of our LCD screen ribbon was broken so it is not visible from the image.

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Place the iOpener on the LCD screen to remove the glue Use a pair of tweezers to left the LCD screen off the device
  • Place the iOpener on the LCD screen to remove the glue

  • Use a pair of tweezers to left the LCD screen off the device

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Conclusion

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

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