Introduction

The hard drive is one of the most common parts to be damages on electronic devices. On such a small camera, the removal process is not incredibly extensive. Possible reasons for a damaged hard drive are:

- Liquid entering the shell of the camera

- The camera being shaken or dropped

- Magnetic fields contacting the camera

- Simply worn over long periods of time

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

  • Use Philips #000 screwdriver to remove the 3mm screw under the battery

  • *It is recommended that you wait One Hour after removing the battery before disassembling the rest of the camera

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Using the Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove all 6 of the 3mm screws located on the side of the camera.
  • Using the Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove all 6 of the 3mm screws located on the side of the camera.

  • *This step seems unnecessary to initially find the Hard Drive, but will allow access to the attached flex cable*

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With tools and Fix Kits
Using the Phillips #000 tool, remove the three 3mm screws from under the LCD screen
  • Using the Phillips #000 tool, remove the three 3mm screws from under the LCD screen

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Using the Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the one 3mm screw on the back of the camera Pull away the back shell of the camera, exposing the hard drive.
  • Using the Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the one 3mm screw on the back of the camera

  • Pull away the back shell of the camera, exposing the hard drive.

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Gently pull the flex cable away from the hard drive. It should pop-off with minimal effort. *The black guard has been removed in the first picture. The guard does not need to be removed in order to reach hard drive and cable, but it does show the path that the cable takes* Once removing the flex cable, remove the plastic guard from the side of the hard drive.
  • Gently pull the flex cable away from the hard drive. It should pop-off with minimal effort.

  • *The black guard has been removed in the first picture. The guard does not need to be removed in order to reach hard drive and cable, but it does show the path that the cable takes*

  • Once removing the flex cable, remove the plastic guard from the side of the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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Hope somebody will see this. The battery in my Sony DVR-SR47 corroded (and the contacts in the camera) and I can't get it to charge or turn on. It has so many special videos on it, I'm desperate to save them somehow. I also have a friend's SR68 (copying the videos to DVD for her) and I'm wondering if there's any way I could make a Frankenstein camcorder out of the 2 of them? Specifically, put the SR47 hard drive into the functioning SR68. I know I can replace one drive with a bigger one, but it sounds like you need to format it to install it. That kind of defeats the whole purpose of rescuing my videos. My other thought was to try to transplant her working battery section to mine? I'm at a loss, I'd really appreciate any help. And are you seriously at WCU? We live by Everhart Park, crazy! Thx- Elizabeth ekmshops@gmail.com

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