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Offline Motormat

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Gopro hero 3 white help?
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:38:03 am »
hey everyone ive got myself a gopro hero 3 white i need to know if this connector is replaceable or even what the name of it is so i can attempt to repair it ive attached an image it apears to be a 6 pin flat connector no idea where to purchase one a flat ribbon cable slides into it from the left hand side any advice on repairing would be much appreciated thanks


 

Offline amyk

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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 01:44:49 am »
The key phrase you're looking for is "FPC connector"
 

Offline Motormat

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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 03:22:22 am »
Thank you now to figure out if its posible to swap it out and what i need haha
 

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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 06:39:06 am »
Well, it looks certainly repairable. The question however is if you are capable of doing it. It is not hard but at the same time you need to have at least some practice ...

1) Tools: I would try to remove the old connector using hot air. Be careful to not lift the pads from the pcb ...
2) Check if there is any further damage to the board or to the ribbon cable.

3) Select a proper replacement: Farnell for example lists about 100 different types of 6-pin FPC connectors. Thus, you really need to be careful selecting a matching one. Try to measure the geometry of the existing connector as accurate as possible. What is the pin spacing? Where are the pads located? Connector width and height ...

Then order a couple of those that match best your measurements ...

Maybe that helps ...

 

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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 07:24:35 am »
If you don't have the right tools don't even think to start:

1) Hot air
2) Kepton Tape
3) Solder Wick
4) Solder iron (you never know)
5) Flux
6) IPA
7) Solder

on top of that do you have any experience with SMD or Hotair soldering? If no please practise on a scrap board first.

Your hand must be firm and solid, you must feel like a sniper with only one bullet left, if you missed it ... mission failed. Think twice, then think again and then do it. (of course I esagerated here, but I don't want you destroy your gopro)

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Offline Motormat

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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 11:18:37 pm »
anybody have a schematic of the main board of this camera ? gopro hero 3 white i have no way to measure pitch ect of the connector thanks.
 

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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 05:12:12 am »
you have it right in front of you and you are unable to measure it? I think its time to buy  a new camera
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Offline Motormat

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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 01:02:07 am »
its trashed i can measure length of it but not anything else thanks for your input...
 


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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 05:53:31 am »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gopro-Hero-3-White-Edition-Main-board-Processor-Repair-Part-EH1278-/371837084464?hash=item569337a330:g:gLMAAOSwYmZXNNIO

"An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor"

looks at picture, half the board green from corrosion ;-)
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Re: Gopro hero 3 white help?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 06:05:13 am »
Just an example of using the tools we have at hand, i.e. ebay.
 


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