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How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

I know this is a stupid question. But this is my first GoPro, and I don't want to break the mounting frame by forcing it. I have removed the screw bit at the bottom and removed the part of the mount that slides on/off of a female mounting part. There is the clip part at the top, which obviously is the key to opening the mounting frame, but where/how should I be applying force? There is a 'lip' at the back above the screen, but trying to force that out and up looks like a bad idea. This is not in the manual or quick start so please don't RTFM me... and I have googled it extensively... but nothing of note on the Hero 5 as yet. Thanks.

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Tourist
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Re: How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

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Using more force than you'd expect (at least more than I did), you'll want to lift from the top front (above the lens), with the rear top back acting as a pivot. With sufficient leverage and force applied, it will snap open. It's not particularly easy to do (and I can't imagine a case where the Hero5 would come out of this case even after a significant impact).

 

Hopefully, the attached photo will help. 

 

 

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Tourist
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Re: How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

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Using more force than you'd expect (at least more than I did), you'll want to lift from the top front (above the lens), with the rear top back acting as a pivot. With sufficient leverage and force applied, it will snap open. It's not particularly easy to do (and I can't imagine a case where the Hero5 would come out of this case even after a significant impact).

 

Hopefully, the attached photo will help. 

 

 

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Tourist
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Re: How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

As only one photo per post is allowed, here's another photo of the case opened without the camera inside. 

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Tourist
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Re: How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

Thanks, got it... well after I popped the back with a mini screwdriver ... The Photos are great, I am sure they will help others out. The latch at the front is so secure it is hard to guess if you are snapping something or doing the right thing ... if you haven't seen a picture or diagram that is. Thanks. 

GoPro Community Manager
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Re: How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

@wiredprairie got this one answered, but in case anyone else is having trouble. Here's a quick video on how to open and close the Frame on the GoPro HERO5 Black.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

Sightseer
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Re: How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

I keep getting hurt opening the case!!! Very rigid. Any suggestions???
Sightseer
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Re: How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

Thank you so much for asking this question!
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Re: How do I open the GoPro 5 Hero Black Frame?

I need to buy a new case after opening the cardboard box I used a screwdriver to lever open the case which broke it off unfortunately. It's too bad there were no instructions how to open the case. Really poor service. I got so mad I threw the whole thing in the trash can....useless!