These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the Sony CCD-TR81 troubleshooting guide.
Identification and Background ¶
Identification: This Sony Handycam can be identified by the "Sony" written on the hand strap and the microphone case as well as by a sticker on the bottom that reads, "Sony CCD-TR81".
Background: The Sony Handycam has the Hi8 video format which is characterized by high audio quality and video quality on par with super VHS. It features 8x zoom, color and black & white modes, and video playback.