Introduction

In this guide we well be removing the internal HDD of the DCR-SR68 Handycam and replacing it with a new one. This will involve removing some of the exterior casing to access the HDD.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Remove battery.
  • Undo Hand Strap

  • Remove battery.

  • Get the iFixit screwdriver and remove the extension.

  • Use a JO Philips head bit.

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Image 1/2: Using the screwdriver, unscrew the  left middle 3mm Philips screw. Image 2/2: Open the "DC IN" tabe. (Second 3mm Philips screw is revealed)
  • Place device on left side with lens facing right.

  • Using the screwdriver, unscrew the left middle 3mm Philips screw.

  • Open the "DC IN" tabe. (Second 3mm Philips screw is revealed)

  • Unscrew this screw.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the top left and top right 3mm Philips screws.
  • Turn device over onto it's top with the lens facing right.

  • Unscrew the top left and top right 3mm Philips screws.

  • The right side casing is now free.

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Image 1/2: The HDD is now revealed. Image 2/2: The HDD is now revealed.
  • Remove the right side casing by pulling up and away.

  • The HDD is now revealed.

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Image 1/3: The HDD ribbon wire is now exposed. Image 2/3: The HDD ribbon wire is now exposed. Image 3/3: The HDD ribbon wire is now exposed.
  • Using your fingers, lift the HDD from it's right end, pivoting on it's left end.

  • The HDD ribbon wire is now exposed.

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Image 1/2: The HDD is now free from the device. Image 2/2: The HDD is now free from the device.
  • Using your fingers, gently pull the ribbon wire out of it's socket.

  • The HDD is now free from the device.

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Image 1/2: Set the old HDD aside. Image 2/2: Set the old HDD aside.
  • Using your fingers, pull the black rubber bumpers off of the HDD.

  • Set the old HDD aside.

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Conclusion

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

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Hi. Would you know if the hard drive of the sr67 would work in a sr 68? My sony handycam dcr sr67 Got water damage and I need to download videos. Can't find an old 67. 0nly 68. No one can fix the old one. Thanks renee

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What does the letter H after hte HDD1818 stands for?

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