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Introducción

This guide will show how to replace the camera sensor. The camera sensor collects light to create the image. If your pictures are blurry or low on brightness, the camera sensor may need a replacement.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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

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

Conclusión

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

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not easy to return the ribbon back to its place! it’s easier to throw your gopro after doing this.

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Hi, is the sensor for black and silver same? Thank you

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