Introduction

The hand-strap of the Panasonic HDC-TM15 allows the user to safely handle and stabilize the camera during use. Replacing it is a straightforward process and easy to do!

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew the five .5 mm Phillips #00 screws on the hand-strap side of the camcorder.

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  • Unscrew the six .5 mm Phillips #00 screws on the bottom of the camcorder.

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Image 1/3: The inside of your camcorder should now be completely exposed, as shown in the photos. Image 2/3: The inside of your camcorder should now be completely exposed, as shown in the photos. Image 3/3: The inside of your camcorder should now be completely exposed, as shown in the photos.
  • Once all eleven screws have been removed, put your hand through the hand-strap and tug on the side cover until it comes off completely.

  • The inside of your camcorder should now be completely exposed, as shown in the photos.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the two silver .5 mm Phillips #00 screws located in the bottom corners of the inside of the side cover. This will release the two silver plates that hold the hand-strap in place. Image 2/3: Unscrew the two silver .5 mm Phillips #00 screws located in the bottom corners of the inside of the side cover. This will release the two silver plates that hold the hand-strap in place. Image 3/3: Unscrew the two silver .5 mm Phillips #00 screws located in the bottom corners of the inside of the side cover. This will release the two silver plates that hold the hand-strap in place.
  • For the remainder of the hand-strap replacement, you will only be working with the side cover of the camcorder.

  • Unscrew the two silver .5 mm Phillips #00 screws located in the bottom corners of the inside of the side cover. This will release the two silver plates that hold the hand-strap in place.

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  • Remove the two silver plates from the loops of the hand-strap.

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Image 1/1: Set the old hand-strap aside.
  • Pull the hand-strap through the holes of the side cover, until it is completely detached.

  • Set the old hand-strap aside.

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Image 1/3: Taking your new hand-strap, first feed the smaller loop through the bottom right hole of the side cover. Image 2/3: Taking your new hand-strap, first feed the smaller loop through the bottom right hole of the side cover. Image 3/3: Taking your new hand-strap, first feed the smaller loop through the bottom right hole of the side cover.
  • During these next replacement steps, the inside of the side cover should be facing you.

  • Taking your new hand-strap, first feed the smaller loop through the bottom right hole of the side cover.

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Image 1/2: Slide the sliver plate into place, lining up the screw holes, and screw in tightly. Image 2/2: Slide the sliver plate into place, lining up the screw holes, and screw in tightly.
  • Feed the hooked end of the smaller silver plate through the first loop of the new hand-strap.

  • Slide the sliver plate into place, lining up the screw holes, and screw in tightly.

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  • Feed the larger loop through the hole in the opposite corner of the side cover.

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Image 1/2: Ensure the screw hole is lined up. Image 2/2: Ensure the screw hole is lined up.
  • Feed the U-shaped silver plate through the second, larger loop of the new hand-strap in the opposite corner of the side cover.

  • Ensure the screw hole is lined up.

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  • Re-screw the two silver screws tightly back into the silver plates.

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Image 1/1: If your new hand-strap feels secure, you can now re-attach the side cover to your camcorder.
  • Tug on the hand-strap to ensure it is securely in place.

  • If your new hand-strap feels secure, you can now re-attach the side cover to your camcorder.

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  • When the side cover is securely fastened, you have completed the hand-strap replacement of your Panasonic HDC-TM15 camcorder.

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Conclusion

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

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