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Battery Door The two little tabs on the battery door have been broken off. the door must be replaced ... How to do it and where to get the part are the questions? Thanks

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    small plastic tabs on battery door that help keep the door shut have broken. Currently use tape to keep the door shut - it's not pretty.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    I think it was a poor design. Both my little clips are broken and I have a giant rubber band holding the door closed. It's attractive, to be sure, and gets in the way constantly.

  • jerrad928 Mar 05, 2008

    My wife dropped the Sony camera DSC-W1 and the battery door popped open. the two plastic tabs broke off and now it's held closed with a rubber band. how and where do i get replacement parts?

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My DSC-W1 camera's both tabs broken. I was looking for a solution when I saw this thread.
I decided to try to fix myself. Here is what I did

Tools needed:
> small nail file
> supper glue
> small piece of Alum Approx 1mm thick
> Sissor

Step1: File the tab base down about 1mm when you start to see the 'L' shape.
Step 2: Use sissor to cut the Alum sheet into Approx 3mm x 3mm square. Make sure it is flat. Position it on the base to try out the fit
Step 3: Apply supper glue to the tab base, glue on the square.
Step 4: Repeat on the second broken tab
You are done!

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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THere is a guy on e-bay that sells used parts, contact him. He buys broken cameras and fixes them. He may have the part, he may even be able to do the work. Give him a shout his e-bay userid is Darntoothsam.

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