Introduction

In this guide, you will be separating the motherboard assembly from the back housing. The GoPro Hero5 Black is waterproofed with plenty of adhesives. By completing this guide, you will have to remove the adhesive and your GoPro will no longer be waterproof.

While pressing the button on the bottom of the GoPro, slide the battery door to the side to pop it open. While pressing the button on the bottom of the GoPro, slide the battery door to the side to pop it open. While pressing the button on the bottom of the GoPro, slide the battery door to the side to pop it open.
  • While pressing the button on the bottom of the GoPro, slide the battery door to the side to pop it open.

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Grab the plastic flap on the battery and pull the battery out. Grab the plastic flap on the battery and pull the battery out. Grab the plastic flap on the battery and pull the battery out.
  • Grab the plastic flap on the battery and pull the battery out.

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Twist the lens cover right or left until it pops off. The lens cover is secured tightly and might be difficult to twist off.
  • Twist the lens cover right or left until it pops off.

    • The lens cover is secured tightly and might be difficult to twist off.

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This step is not necessary but will make the process of removing the faceplate much easier.
  • This step is not necessary but will make the process of removing the faceplate much easier.

  • Refer to the iOpener instructions for how to heat up and use the iOpener.

  • Apply the heated iOpener to the front of the GoPro for a few minutes to melt the adhesive under the faceplate.

  • The heated iOpener is very hot and can burn your hands. Avoid burns by using towels or gloves to hold the iOpener.

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Starting with the edges, use the spudger to pry off the faceplate. The faceplate is held down with adhesive and may take a while to get off. The faceplate is held down with adhesive and may take a while to get off.
  • Starting with the edges, use the spudger to pry off the faceplate.

    • The faceplate is held down with adhesive and may take a while to get off.

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Remove the six T3 Torx screws. Remove the six T3 Torx screws.
  • Remove the six T3 Torx screws.

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Be careful when pulling open the motherboard assembly as it is still connected to the back housing by four cables. The cables may break if stretched. Using the spudger, slowly pry open the motherboard assembly from the LCD side of the GoPro. Using the spudger, slowly pry open the motherboard assembly from the LCD side of the GoPro.
  • Be careful when pulling open the motherboard assembly as it is still connected to the back housing by four cables. The cables may break if stretched.

  • Using the spudger, slowly pry open the motherboard assembly from the LCD side of the GoPro.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the three ribbon cables connected to the side of the motherboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the three ribbon cables connected to the side of the motherboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the three ribbon cables connected to the side of the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the three ribbon cables connected to the side of the motherboard.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the battery housing power cable straight up from its socket on the motherboard. Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the battery housing power cable straight up from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the battery housing power cable straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can you get replacement rear screens for this

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