External Microphone Mod For 1st Gen GoPro HD (old Video For The GoPro Hero 1)

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The Welsh Motovlogger: could you use the mic adaptor?

what did you do wrong don't through it away, it depends on what you did. if you dropped a piece of solder core on the motherboard circuitry diodes (the first time i did this mod i did that but all i do is solder at work so i cleaned it up real nice) you can try your hardest to clean the soldering core off. after that lightly swirl a new tooth brush with isopropyl rubbing alcohol and finish by soldering the audio in put wires back on. if you did that or you did it all correctly and put it together and it doesn't turn on take out the battery and plug the usb cord from the camera to your pc and without the battery in and the red led on the front blinks a faint red fast try to look it up if this doesn't work 


1. Take the battery and SD card out of the camera. Let the camera sit this way for at least a few hours, overnight is better.
2. Press the shutter button on the top of the camera and keep holding it down.
3. With the shutter button still depressed, insert the battery.
4. With the shutter button still depressed and battery in the camera, press the start/mode button the the front of the camera. Hopefully, the camera will power up and you’ll see a display on the LCD screen.
5. Power off the camera and insert the SD card. Power the camera up and check the settings before using the camera.

Or try this


"First remove the battery
2 insert the USB cable into the camera from your computer. the red? light will flash weakly.
3 When the light flashes, insert the battery while the cable is plugged in
4 Now to glow red all the time without blinking
5 wait until the light goes out (may take several hours)
6 When the lights are off, you can start your camera again.
7 Update your camera, the first thing you do before you turn it off!
8 problem should be solved!"

Kawaii Ninja: What kind of wirer did you use to connect to the mic, normal brass, or a headphone ( like cut off the earphone part and use the leftover wirer)

TvOz “Austin”: Fantastic video! Very descriptive and informational. I won't be doing this but I watched the entire thing haha! thank you.

Lazer8855: thank you, I found the perfect spare part today and will try to repair my gopro with it.

lowlypawn: Yes I did, I used a microphone out of an old cordless telephone that met its untimely demise. I never uploaded a follow-up video because the newer GoPros allow an external mic. So this video is pretty much obsolete.

Lazer8855: Hey, my gopro HD mic broke too and I'm intrested in a spare part... did you use a particular mic? I could not find the update video you mentioned above about replacing the mic...

MRnickee Jones: i want to do this but i am from the uk it ranes a lot what shood idoo

Rob Groves: You've gotta be pretty happy with that!

Alejandro Caro: do a tutorial please!

MomentaryMe: is this why my external microphone isn't working with my gopro. Does it not have the capability to have an external mic? I'm getting so frustrated, might have to buy the hd hero 2 next year in order to do some vlogging as this looks kind of dodgy, but i'm unsure

Tim Chick: Thanks for the mod tip. I have a hero hd1 I may do this to.

commando25101: "sodder" its "solder"!

Estdudde: Technically you could solder a better microphone to Gopro Hero 1, right?

lowlypawn: The video was made before the GoPro TWO was out. The "GoPro HD" did not have an external microphone jack, thus the video.

cobra60six: why didnt you get a skellie case and just jack in a mic?

a1930ford: Typo in the word (external) in post below. Sorry, but keyboard jam on my computer. I did this type of mod on my 2011 Tachyon HDXC action cam. The problem with that was the wind noise for the external mic I chose. I like this mod, but I am a bit scared to open up my 960 and play with clipping wires. My big mitts are just too large for such intricate work and I'd likely ruin something instead of improving it. I have some of the movable Sony mics and I may get brave and try this at some point.

a1930ford: If the GoPro is a 960 in this clip, it has no externam microphone jack on the case. the hole that others refer to is a combo TV/Usdio out area and not a jack for a microphone. There is also an HDTV/out port which may look like a mic jack on the case, but it is not. It is not as simple as just picking up a cheapie mic on Ebay and sticking it in to work. You have to have a microphone jack to do that. Not sure if this is a HERO 960 or not, but I have one and this may help if I decide to add a mic.

Shane Mc Geown: Soldering. fat yank

leloodallasmultipass: yeah yeah, you limey ignoramus. that's how we say it and it's the ONLY way.

External microphone mod for 1st gen GoPro HD (old video for the GoPro hero 1) 5 out of 5

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