Introduction

If the pictures or video are fuzzy or unable to focus, the lens may need replacement. Follow this guide to do so.

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.

Add Comment

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

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • 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.

Add Comment

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!

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Using a plastic opening tool, separate the camera sensor's connector from the motherboard.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the four 3.0mm screws holding the camera sensor.

Add Comment

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

    • Three 2 mm screw

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Lift the lens from the front housing.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

One other person completed this guide.

Thomas Sullivan

Member since: 02/20/2017

325 Reputation

3 Guides authored

Team

USF Tampa, Team S2-G1, Sullivan Spring 2017 Member of USF Tampa, Team S2-G1, Sullivan Spring 2017

USFT-SULLIVAN-S17S2G1

4 Members

6 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 5

Past 7 Days: 47

Past 30 Days: 123

All Time: 156