Guide: “Naked” GoPro Hero 8

Guide: “Naked” GoPro Hero 8

Here is data relating to “bare” GoPro Hero 8 digital camera – a stripped down GoPro 8 can have the weigh decreased from 126g to solely 15g.

This information shall be specializing in the GoPro Hero 8. I’ve one other publish only for the Hero 6. I like to recommend studying it, there are data that’s helpful and may be utilized to the Hero 8.

Here is the bare Hero 8:

(Images by Martin Geur)

BEC Board for Naked Hero 8, so that you don’t want exterior voltage regulator. It’s a plug-and-play answer, even has built-in buttons and standing LED. There are two manufacturers making these.

BetaFPV BEC Board for GoPro Hero 8:


Step by Step easy methods to disassemble Hero 8 (PDF Guide):

Image by David Lougedo

Main Board Connectors

Image by Jonah Blaeser

Hero 8 Logic Board Connector Part Numbers:

  • I sensor: JAE WP27D-P040VA3-R15000
  • II USB: JAE WP25D-P028VA1-R8000
  • III REC button / GPS: JAE WP21-S020VA1-R8000
  • IV MODE button / touchscreen: JAE WP21-S030VA1-R8000
  • V entrance LCD: Hirose BM20B(0.6)-10DS-0.4V
  • VI battery: Hirose DF57H-4P-1.2V
  • VII microphones: JAE WP21-S010VA1-R8000

Button mod for the Hero6 will also be accomplished on the Hero8. Full credit score to Jonah Blaeser.

Here’s the pinout for the REC/PWR buttons:

The LED mod isn’t wanted as a result of the standing LED is situated on the mainboard.