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DV 5000 tripod socket repair

The tripod socket in my mini video camera was only held in by a tiny screw - this came loose and I lost the socket.

There were lots of gaps inside the camera so I used low-temperature thermoplastic (Polymorph, Shapelock) beads one at a time to seal most of them off and fill up much of the space at the sides.

I then dismantled a broken camera to extract the tripod mounting, which was filed to a close fit.

Only needed a thin smear of epoxy on the thermoplastic cavity and mount, so there was no danger of it spreading around inside the camera.


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Taken on March 31, 2012