Introduction

Some of the mechanical parts in the cassette holder can come loose or become damaged. To remove it you will need a Phillips #000 screwdriver, small plastic opener, and small metal spudger.

This guide requires removing a lot of screws so it is important to keep track of which screw goes where. All screw heads are Phillips size #000.

Locate  button  on bottom of camera. Slide button to the right.
  • Locate button on bottom of camera.

  • Slide button to the right.

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Pull the battery towards the bottom of the camcorder while lifting battery .
  • Pull the battery towards the bottom of the camcorder while lifting battery .

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Remove silver plate that says “Auto Light” on the top of the camera using a metal spudger. Remove the 3.1 mm screw. Remove the three 5.3 mm screws from the back of the camera.
  • Remove silver plate that says “Auto Light” on the top of the camera using a metal spudger.

  • Remove the 3.1 mm screw.

  • Remove the three 5.3 mm screws from the back of the camera.

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From the bottom of the camera remove the following four screws:
  • From the bottom of the camera remove the following four screws:

    • 5.3 mm

    • 3.1 mm

    • 5.1 mm

    • 3.5 mm

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Use the small plastic opening tool to remove the blue side cover piece.
  • Use the small plastic opening tool to remove the blue side cover piece.

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Remove the 3.1 mm screw on top of the camera, closest to the LCD monitor.
  • Remove the 3.1 mm screw on top of the camera, closest to the LCD monitor.

  • Remove the 5.4 mm screw next to the snapshot button.

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Remove the 3.1 mm screw next to the USB and DV inputs.
  • Remove the 3.1 mm screw next to the USB and DV inputs.

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Gently pull apart both halves of the camera to reveal the inner components.
  • Gently pull apart both halves of the camera to reveal the inner components.

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Flip the cable locks to the up-position and pull both cables connecting the lateral function port panel to the rest of the camera. Insert the cables from the new port panel into their inputs and flip the locks to the down position. It is easier to use tweezers when inserting the cable but not required.
  • Flip the cable locks to the up-position and pull both cables connecting the lateral function port panel to the rest of the camera.

  • Insert the cables from the new port panel into their inputs and flip the locks to the down position.

  • It is easier to use tweezers when inserting the cable but not required.

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From the inside of the camera remove these six screws.
  • From the inside of the camera remove these six screws.

    • 3.3 mm

    • 3.6 mm

    • 3.1 mm

    • 4.3 mm

    • 4.3 mm

    • 3.7 mm

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Unplug the three cables from the circuit board.
  • Unplug the three cables from the circuit board.

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From the top of the camera remove the two 3.1 mm screws securing the lens to the camera frame. From the bottom of the camera remove the 3.2 mm screw next to the battery release switch. Remove the 9.1 mm screw next to the menu and volume control label.
  • From the top of the camera remove the two 3.1 mm screws securing the lens to the camera frame.

  • From the bottom of the camera remove the 3.2 mm screw next to the battery release switch.

  • Remove the 9.1 mm screw next to the menu and volume control label.

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Remove the lens cap housing. Remove the two 3.1 mm screws from the inside of the camera.
  • Remove the lens cap housing.

  • Remove the two 3.1 mm screws from the inside of the camera.

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Remove the plastic cover piece next to the silver light button. Remove the 3.1 mm screw securing the lens to the circuit board. Remove the two 3.3 mm screws from underneath the battery port.
  • Remove the plastic cover piece next to the silver light button.

  • Remove the 3.1 mm screw securing the lens to the circuit board.

  • Remove the two 3.3 mm screws from underneath the battery port.

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Take the cassette holder and circuit board by lifting it out of the camera frame. Remove the two 3.6 mm screws.
  • Take the cassette holder and circuit board by lifting it out of the camera frame.

  • Remove the two 3.6 mm screws.

  • Remove the two 1.8 mm screws then the plate.

  • If you are following this guide to replace the LED light or microphone you do not need to follow this step or the next step.

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Remove the six cables (one is underneath  the metal plate) connecting the cassette holder to the circuit board. To unplug two of the cables you must first pull the lock tabs out (towards the cable) then remove the cable. To unplug two of the cables you must first pull the lock tabs out (towards the cable) then remove the cable.
  • Remove the six cables (one is underneath the metal plate) connecting the cassette holder to the circuit board.

  • To unplug two of the cables you must first pull the lock tabs out (towards the cable) then remove the cable.

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Conclusion

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

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