Mine broke the first time I tried to unplug it. I had upgraded from a 2D and after looking at them both I tore them apart to find I could take the gopro connection out of the 2d and put it in the 3d. All of the parts are the same but for two screws that hold the cover plate on. You could just use longer screws with nuts for them if you wanted. I did not even do that. I just pushed it on then clamped on the strap and it was good to go and works GREAT! It is even better then the 2d setup. Now I can get at the USB and I can even pop the card out without removing it. The ribbon is just some-more of DJI's crap. There is no need for it for sure. I heard that they did not want to pay for the license for it. I don't know if that is true or not. But they should be ashamed of themselves for putting out that crap. If you are going to try it out yourself. Just make sure you flip the little black bar UP on the white connector where the ribbon goes in first.