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Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

Hey Guys, I accidentally dropped my Go Pro Hero 5 and now it's cracked. I was wondering if I want to use it under water again, will it work if I use a super suit?

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Adventurer
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Re: Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

If the screen is working, just use the SuperSuit when you are in water. Otherwise, the camera is probably fine the way it is.

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Adventurer
Posts: 9,915

Re: Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

With the SuperSuit it will be fine.  Just make sure the white gasket is frimly pushed into the housing and that you rinse the Super Suit well with clean water after use.

Sightseer
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Re: Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

Thanks Daniel! Should I replace the screen and then use the supersuit? Or since the touch screen works just fine is it not necessary?
Adventurer
Posts: 9,915

Re: Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

If the screen is working, just use the SuperSuit when you are in water. Otherwise, the camera is probably fine the way it is.
Sightseer
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Re: Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

Thanks so much Daniel. This was super useful.
Tourist
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Re: Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

Can the touch screen be replaced?

Adventurer
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Re: Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/GoPro+Hero5+Black+Back+Housing+Replacement/71426

Looks like they are out of stock on the part
https://www.ifixit.com/Store/GoPro/GoPro-Hero5-Black-Display-Assembly-Housing/IF300-100?o=1

You should call or shoot them an email. They can notify you if they get one in stock (sometimes they will get one for you).

I would not use the camera in water after doing any repairs (which you aren't doing anyway since it's cracked), but with the SuperSuit you will be OK.

Just FYI, with GoPro Plus you can get up to two camera replacements per year. The cost to have a new camera to replace your current is about the same as the cost to repair. You are much better off just doing the replacement through GoPro.
Tourist
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Re: Cracked my Go Pro Hero 5 Black touch screen

Thanks, Daniel for the quick reply.


I'm a photographer and super meticulous with my equipment.  Presently in Nepal and my brand-new Osprey backpack was loaded on top of the bus where the metal railing BURNED through the pack, gauged a nice "dent" in my brand-new Benro tripod.  Then my Nepalese guide was holding my GoPro (in a pouch) to hand to me when needed, but literally smashed it in his pack and out came the cracked screen.
It was an expensive day.

I am planning on heading to Thailand and wanted to snorkel or dive with the GoPro.  Not sure how legit the housings I can find in Kathmandu are - worried I may totally ruin the camera.  

 

And then the thought of replacing the back - akin to the screen on your phone - may make it less waterproof, right?