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.