A few years ago I had my Nikon Coolpix L330 on my Tripod, and I left the room to do something, and my Brother accidentally knocked over the Tripod (he tried lying but I knew it was him). My Camera was knocked off my Tripod, and it chipped the inside of the Camera that attaches to the Tripod, and I can't put the Camera on a Tripod.
This is an issue since I've started to use it again, is there a way I can fix it? fix it?
I had similar happen to a Fuji HS10. Not dropped, but crappy plastic threads broke off inside.
Similar size to your Nikon.
Tried all sorts of things, to include carefully carving out space for a nut, and JB Weld that in. No dice.
I eventually had to fashion an aluminum plate for the bottom. It was sort of a PITA.
Longer screws to replace the 4 originals holding the bottom plate on, holes drilled in the right locations, and the 1/4-20 threaded hole for the tripod mount.