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Tourist
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Accessing connection settings without using rear touchscreen

Unfortunately, I have damaged the connection to the rear screen of my company's loaned out GoPro Hero 5 Black. I did this by accidentally pushing the SD card between the battery housing and the SD card slot.

 

My company are not bothered about replacing the screen and will purchase a new GoPro. I felt terribly guilty about my error and was wondering if there is any way of using an external screen to get around the broken rear touchscreen.

 

I know you can use your mobile phone as a screen using the GoPro app, but the problem is I cannot access the Wi-Fi connection setting without the rear touchscreen working.

 

Is there any workaround to get to the connection settings without the rear screen working? Is it possible to get to the settings via a PC?

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Nomad
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Re: Accessing connection settings without using rear touchscreen

Nope!  Sorry, but the only way to access the wireless settings is through the rear screen.  This is most likely one of the reasons the GoPro's were redesigned, to stop the card from knocking the ribbon cable loose if inserted incorrectly.