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Sony HDR-HC3 Problem

My camera will not take tape any more due to the face that a part from the inside fell off. I would like to open the camera to see just where it should go but can't figure out how to take the camera apart. I contacted Sony about repairing the unit and they said it would be about $500! So, that's why I'm trying to do it myself, I just need to know how to take it apart.

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Humm, interesting.... You need proper service manual to open n repair this expensive camera. Service manual is available on charge basis.

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