Disassembling a Camera

A while ago a friend of mine gave me a video camera that he had no use for anymore. Normally I would suggest that he sells it on ebay but he didn’t want to. He told me that I may do whatever I want to it, as long as he does not have to see the camera ever agin.

Today I was bored from studying and remebered the camera. So after sitting in a drawer for a while, I have diassembled it. I guess it’s now just another big bunch of electro scrap. Just few pieces seem to be reusable. These are the more standardised and the simple parts. One of those is the harddrive of the camera, you can see it on the bottom right of the photo below. The other one is the battery pack and the holder, that is normally on the back of the camera, after all the camera came with a charger, so I have a nice complete setup for one of my own projects later. The battery is on the left of the photo, only half of it is on the frame.

In the middle you can also see lcd screen and the lens assembly. I will try to get those working again.