Introduction

This repair is for when the speaker on your camera has either gone out or the audio is unrecognizable. There are no hazards to this repair as long as the battery and charger are not plugged into the camcorder. This repair to the device will be beneficial when recording a video clip with sound and want to play it back.

  1. Hold on to the battery.
    • Hold on to the battery.

  2. On the bottom of the battery hold the battery release switch.
    • On the bottom of the battery hold the battery release switch.

  3. Remove the battery slowly away from the camcorder.
    • Remove the battery slowly away from the camcorder.

    • Removing the battery quick or in a different angle may cause sparks and damage to device.

  4. On the right side of the camcorder remove the grip belt. On the right side of the camcorder remove the grip belt. On the right side of the camcorder remove the grip belt.
    • On the right side of the camcorder remove the grip belt.

  5. Remove the two  8mm Philips #000 screws on the side where the grip belt was located on. Remove the two  8mm Philips #000 screws on the side where the grip belt was located on.
    • Remove the two 8mm Philips #000 screws on the side where the grip belt was located on.

  6. Remove the two 4mm Philips #000 head screws from the bottom of the camcorder.
    • Remove the two 4mm Philips #000 head screws from the bottom of the camcorder.

    • A hidden 4mm Philips #000 screw is shown under the black plug shown.

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  8. Remove the side piece plate.
    • Remove the side piece plate.

  9. Near the LCD screen, remove the three 7mm Philips #000 screws in the picture shown.
    • Near the LCD screen, remove the three 7mm Philips #000 screws in the picture shown.

  10. Carefully place the camcorder where the inside of the device is facing upwards and remove the 3mm Philips #000 screw shown.
    • Carefully place the camcorder where the inside of the device is facing upwards and remove the 3mm Philips #000 screw shown.

    • Do not use strong magnetic parts on the inside, as they may damage the device.

  11. Using the spudger, pull the tab shown to start removing the ribbon cable.
    • Using the spudger, pull the tab shown to start removing the ribbon cable.

  12. Using the Spudger, carefully remove the two ribbon cables that are connected to the top of the device. Using the Spudger, carefully remove the two ribbon cables that are connected to the top of the device. Using the Spudger, carefully remove the two ribbon cables that are connected to the top of the device.
    • Using the Spudger, carefully remove the two ribbon cables that are connected to the top of the device.

  13. Remove the top  piece.
    • Remove the top piece.

  14. Remove the three 6mm Philips #000 screws holding the black record piece. Remove the three 6mm Philips #000 screws holding the black record piece.
    • Remove the three 6mm Philips #000 screws holding the black record piece.

  15. Remove the black record piece.
    • Remove the black record piece.

  16. Holding the full top piece remove the six 5mm Philips #000 screws holding the metal frame to the top piece. Holding the full top piece remove the six 5mm Philips #000 screws holding the metal frame to the top piece.
    • Holding the full top piece remove the six 5mm Philips #000 screws holding the metal frame to the top piece.

  17. Carefully remove the the whole metal frame out of the device piece.
    • Carefully remove the the whole metal frame out of the device piece.

  18. Replace the defective speaker with a functioning one.
    • Replace the defective speaker with a functioning one.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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