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sand in battery lid

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I had my GoPro 7 black with me on the sand beach and a few grains of sand got into the battery lid, below the rubber band. I removed everything and there is no visual signs of sand anymore. However I feel like there is a tiny bit of grinding noise when I open the lid. Unfortunately, the lid can't be removed as easily as on older models.



Is it possible to detach the lid and clean the surface below the rubber band?


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Good question:

You have compressed air, a small products package that cold cuts came in, some water with Dawn, and a tissue and Glad bag?

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Good question:

You have compressed air, a small products package that cold cuts came in, some water with Dawn, and a tissue and Glad bag?

I am sorry I am not a native speaker. Yes, I have compressed air and a tissue. Not sure about the rest
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alright I disassembled the lid, rinsed the parts with water and reassembled it. Before that (before I started the thread) I did try to carefully clean the lid by rinsing the sealed camera and removing the sand grains with a soft tissue. There where only 3 or 4 grains and I was able to remove all of them.



The disassemble was necessary because of the grinding noise and dust below the rubber seal after the cleaning. I don't recommend the disassemble. There was no more sand in the camera but there was sand dust. I'll share a picture here later.


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no need to explain the next step glad you fixed it.

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here's a picture. The rubber seal can be unscrewed. The other 5 pieces are all interconnected and hold together by a single screw. Took me 3 attempts to hold it all together with one hand and drive the screw in with the other to assemble. The complete disassemble was not necessary tbh :-S
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guess that is what happens when you want ALL out.

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