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How to Clean Your GoPro Camera

by GoPro on ‎09-30-2019 09:35 PM - edited Thursday
HERO8 Black
  • General:
    • Your GoPro is waterproof to 33 ft (10 m) - no housing needed. Be sure the door is closed before using it in or around water, dirt, or sand. 
    • Before closing the door, be sure the seal is free of debris. Use a cloth to clean the seal if needed.
    • Make sure your GoPro is dry and clean before opening the door. Rinse your camera with fresh water and dry it with a cloth if needed.
    • If sand or debris hardens around the door, soak your camera in warm tap water for 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly to remove the debris before opening the door. 
    • For the best audio performance, shake your camera or blow on the mic to remove water and debris from the microphone holes. Do not use compressed air to blow into the mic holes. This could damage the internal waterproof membranes.
    • After use in salt water, rinse your camera with fresh water, and dry with a soft cloth.
    • The lens cover is made from extremely tough strengthened glass, but it can still be scratched or cracked. Keep it clean with a soft, lint-free cloth. 

MAX
  • General:
    • After every use in salt water, rinse the camera with fresh water, and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
    • We do not recommend the use of any solvents to clean the camera's exterior surface or internal lens.
  • Lens: 
    • To clean the lens, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth.
    • If debris becomes lodged between the lens and the trim ring, flush it out with water or air. Do not insert foreign objects around the lens.
  • Doors, Buttons & Latches: 
    • Rinse the camera with fresh water to flush out any remaining debris, salt or sand. 
    • If debris is caked into the camera, door or button crevices, soak the camera in warm water for 15 minutes to loosen the debris, and then rise the unit under running water.
    • If you find that a button is sticking, we recommend removing the door possible with the Side Door only) and repeatedly pressing the button under running water. Be sure to take precautions to protect any exposed ports if you are unable to remove the door. 
    • Allow the camera to air dry, or dry it with soft, lint-free cloth.
    • Prior to use, visually inspect all seals and door buttons on the camera to ensure that they are dry and free from debris. 
  • Microphones: 
    • For best audio performance, shake the camera or blow on the mic to remove water and debris from the microphone holes.
    • To prevent damage to the internal waterproof membranes during cleaning, do not use compressed air to blow into the mic holes.



HERO7 / HERO6 Black / HERO5 Black / HERO (2018) Cameras
  • General:
    • After every use in salt water, rinse the camera with fresh water, and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
    • We do not recommend the use of any solvents to clean the camera's exterior surface or internal lens.
  • Lens: 
    • To clean the lens, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth.
    • If debris becomes lodged between the lens and the trim ring, flush it out with water or air. Do not insert foreign objects around the lens.
  • Doors, Buttons & Latches: 
    • Rinse the camera with fresh water to flush out any remaining debris, salt or sand. 
    • If debris is caked into the camera, door or button crevices, soak the camera in warm water for 15 minutes to loosen the debris, and then rise the unit under running water.
    • If you find that a button is sticking, we recommend removing the door (if possible) and repeatedly pressing the button under running water. Be sure to take precautions to protect any exposed ports if you are unable to remove the door. 
    • Allow the camera to air dry, or dry it with soft, lint-free cloth.
    • Prior to use, visually inspect all seals and door buttons on the camera to ensure that they are dry and free from debris. 
  • Microphones: 
    • For best audio performance, shake the camera or blow on the mic to remove water and debris from the microphone holes.
    • To prevent damage to the internal waterproof membranes during cleaning, do not use compressed air to blow into the mic holes.

Fusion
  • General:
    • After every use in salt water, rinse the camera with fresh water, and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
    • We do not recommend the use of any solvents to clean the camera's exterior surface or internal lens.
  • Lens: 
    • To clean the lens, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth.
    • If debris becomes lodged between the lens and the trim ring, flush it out with water or air. Do not insert foreign objects around the lens.
  • Doors, Buttons & Latches: 
    • Rinse the camera with fresh water to flush out any remaining debris, salt or sand. 
    • If debris is caked into the camera, door or button crevices, soak the camera in warm water for 15 minutes to loosen the debris, and then rise the unit under running water.
    • If you find that a button is sticking, we recommend removing the door possible with the Side Door only) and repeatedly pressing the button under running water. Be sure to take precautions to protect any exposed ports if you are unable to remove the door. 
    • Allow the camera to air dry, or dry it with soft, lint-free cloth.
    • Prior to use, visually inspect all seals and door buttons on the camera to ensure that they are dry and free from debris. 
  • Microphones: 
    • For best audio performance, shake the camera or blow on the mic to remove water and debris from the microphone holes.
    • To prevent damage to the internal waterproof membranes during cleaning, do not use compressed air to blow into the mic holes.

Other GoPro Cameras
  • General:
    • We do not recommend the use of any solvents to clean the camera's exterior surface or internal lens.
  • Lens: 
    • To clean the lens, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Microphones: 
    • For best audio performance, shake the camera or blow on the mic to remove water and debris from the microphone holes.
    • To prevent damage to the internal waterproof membranes during cleaning, do not use compressed air to blow into the mic holes.
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