Yep, it looks like I'm that retarded. I was in the process of wiring up a USB plug up to my quad to power my GoPro. Well, I mistakenly hooked it up to 12V direct from the battery instead of regulated 5V and POP it went. A bit of smoke even came out the USB port.
Of course, after that it wouldn't turn on and got very hot if I plugged it into USB power.
Looking closely at this however it looks like all the components are still there. The circle below C1 is just a locating hole for the lens assembly.
Closer inspection of all the boards reveal that this charred spot was likely caused by an exploding capacitor on the board mounted in front of it.
So I may try replacing this component and see how I go. Like I said, nothing to loose at this point. All the capacitors on this footprint seem to be the same value (100 6K, whatever that means), so I'll try that first. Anyone got a dead GoPro I can scavenge from?
Not doing too well this week, smashed my iPhone screen two days ago and now this. At least I know I can repair my iPhone. Anyone else done something this stupid?
Hi Chris is the board is chipped $15-20 if not $10 put it back together the way it was I have a friend working at gopro I can see if I can get a replacement for you. If they would give me a replacement then you just pay shipping to Cali and back ;) Good luck!
I got a gopro hero which would not switch on after my friend has connected power supply the opposite way... The only thing it does now is blinking the led while connected to the charger (with battery removed).
C18 cap was blown, I've replaced it but it didn't change anything.
Would you give me any advice on where to start searching for a damaged element(s) ? Maybe you would provide me with test point voltages, it would be a great help for me.
I will have electronic parts by monday!!!
I do, send the gopro to 1560 Pine St. #10 Concord, CA 94520 Ill send it back the same day INSURED MAIL WITH TRACKING!!! If you just need the internals swat it would be around $25-30 you getting new internals. After you receive it you can send me a check or money order. here is my email email@example.com
Any idea where I could a replacement LCD screen (yes, the tiny one)?