Introduction

In this guide, you will be removing the lens assembly from the rest of the GoPro. To get to the lens assembly, you must remove almost every other part first. 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 3mm T3 Torx screws. Remove the six 3mm T3 Torx screws.
  • Remove the six 3mm 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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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the black cover plate straight up from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the black cover plate straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

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Use the tweezers to pull the ribbon cable connector out of its white socket on the charging assembly board.
  • Use the tweezers to pull the ribbon cable connector out of its white socket on the charging assembly board.

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Remove the two 16mm #000 Phillips screw. Remove the two 16mm #000 Phillips screw.
  • Remove the two 16mm #000 Phillips screw.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the charging port ribbon cable connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard. Once the ribbon cable is disconnected from the motherboard. The charging port assembly should come right off.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the charging port ribbon cable connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

    • Once the ribbon cable is disconnected from the motherboard. The charging port assembly should come right off.

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Remove the 10mm #000 Phillips screw. Remove the 10mm #000 Phillips screw.
  • Remove the 10mm #000 Phillips screw.

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Remove the charging assembly housing by pulling it straight up off the motherboard.
  • Remove the charging assembly housing by pulling it straight up off the motherboard.

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Remove the two 6mm #000 Phillips screws. Remove the two 2mm #000 Phillips screws.
  • Remove the two 6mm #000 Phillips screws.

  • Remove the two 2mm #000 Phillips screws.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the lens assembly ribbon cable connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the lens assembly ribbon cable connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the  LCD screen ribbon cable connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the LCD screen ribbon cable connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the motherboard off the midframe. The motherboard is held onto the midframe with light adhesive and should come right off with a little force. The motherboard is held onto the midframe with light adhesive and should come right off with a little force.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the motherboard off the midframe.

  • The motherboard is held onto the midframe with light adhesive and should come right off with a little force.

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Remove the 2mm #000 Phillips screws using a #000 Phillips head screwdriver or tool bit. Remove the 2mm #000 Phillips screws using a #000 Phillips head screwdriver or tool bit.
  • Remove the 2mm #000 Phillips screws using a #000 Phillips head screwdriver or tool bit.

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Pull the lens assembly straight out from the Midframe. Pull the lens assembly straight out from the Midframe.
  • Pull the lens assembly straight out from the Midframe.

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Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

RageCams has interchangeable lens mod for hero5

http://ragecams.com/shop/modified-gopro-...

dennis - Reply

why can't You show how the lens is mount to that assembly? That's the point of it... can we change lenses that way or not?

Polina Luzenco - Reply

Exactly. Can the actual lens be unscrewed from the mount or it glued / fixed?

contact -

The lens is heavily glued onto the assembly. It would be far easier to replace the entire assembly than trying to remove that glue.

Christopher Adams -

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