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condensation inside the camera lens

So I am in Hawaii for vacation and I was near the edge of the coast, a giant wave came up and sauced me on the rocks.  Had to get some stitches but I am living, some pretty sweet footage. Now I have condensation inside my GoPro Black Hero 5 lens and I don't know what to do about it.  I have another week in hawaii so if theres any home remedies for this please let me know.  I am assuming I shouldn't take it in the water anymore but is there anything else I should be worried about.

 

Thanks!

 


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GoPro Community Manager
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Re: condensation inside the camera lens

@grandcave38013 - The lens cover on the HERO5 Black is removable. Pull on it while turning. It will be tight, but it will turn and pop off. Once it's off, you can dry out the inside. Check the seals around the lens cover, and then reattach the lens cover by pressing in and turning a quarter turn.

 

The HERO5 Black is waterproof with or without the lens cover, so any moisture inside there is not an issue. The lens cover just provides and extra layer of protection from bumps and damage, so it is something you want to keep on.

 

Jeff

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GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,850

Re: condensation inside the camera lens

@grandcave38013 - The lens cover on the HERO5 Black is removable. Pull on it while turning. It will be tight, but it will turn and pop off. Once it's off, you can dry out the inside. Check the seals around the lens cover, and then reattach the lens cover by pressing in and turning a quarter turn.

 

The HERO5 Black is waterproof with or without the lens cover, so any moisture inside there is not an issue. The lens cover just provides and extra layer of protection from bumps and damage, so it is something you want to keep on.

 

Jeff

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Re: condensation inside the camera lens

Jeff,

You are the man, problem solved, more tricky then I thought getting the lens off.  If anyone else finds this problem, heres a helpful example on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZONvHRBplA

 

 

Thanks!

Need a replacement Lens cover? Here yah go: http://amzn.to/2iaUTMC Buy a Hero6 here: http://amzn.to/2yWXGzQ Buy a Hero5 here: http://amzn.to/2yE8cje This one wasn't super obvious so I thought I'd make a quick how-to for anybody who needs it. First you pull it, then you twist it. To put it back on
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Re: condensation inside the camera lens

Glad it worked out. Have a great time in Hawaii!