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  1. Unscrew the four  4 mm screws on the bottom of the camcorder. The screws are two different colors: three black, one silver.
    • Unscrew the four 4 mm screws on the bottom of the camcorder.

    • The screws are two different colors: three black, one silver.

  2. Unscrew the three 6 mm screws on the handstrap-side of the camcorder.
    • Unscrew the three 6 mm screws on the handstrap-side of the camcorder.

  3. Pull the charging port (DC input terminal) cover back and remove the 4 mm screw located next to the input terminal.
    • Pull the charging port (DC input terminal) cover back and remove the 4 mm screw located next to the input terminal.

  4. Unscrew the two black 4 mm screws   underneath the LCD Monitor. One screw is located by the hinge of the LCD Monitor. The second is  close to the upper-back corner of the camcorder body.
    • Unscrew the two black 4 mm screws underneath the LCD Monitor.

    • One screw is located by the hinge of the LCD Monitor. The second is close to the upper-back corner of the camcorder body.

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    • Pull the casing under the hand strap directly outward until casing detaches from camcorder

    • Detach gently so the ribbon cable is not damaged!

  6. Use tweezers to grab the ribbon cable at the connection point and slowly lift up until the connection is separated.
    • Use tweezers to grab the ribbon cable at the connection point and slowly lift up until the connection is separated.

    • This point connects the HDD to the motherboard.

  7. On the casing with the HDD, unscrew the two silver 4 mm screws on the upper interior.
    • On the casing with the HDD, unscrew the two silver 4 mm screws on the upper interior.

  8. Pull the plastic black brace where the screws were attached gently with your hand to gain access to the HDD.
    • Pull the plastic black brace where the screws were attached gently with your hand to gain access to the HDD.

    • The black brace will be able to come apart from the camcorder.

  9. Pry under the HDD gently with a plastic opening tool, and the HDD should easily come out of the casing.
    • Pry under the HDD gently with a plastic opening tool, and the HDD should easily come out of the casing.

  10. The HDD is now out (The HDD is ready to be replaced).
    • The HDD is now out (The HDD is ready to be replaced).

Conclusion

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

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