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Battery compartment door wont close

There are four small plastic pieces that hold the door shut, two on the door ,two on the camera housing, the door wont close because two have snapped off, one on the door and one on the housing. I tried super glue, it does not work.

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  • cfcarroll Nov 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. It seems really common with Sony Cyber shot. Would want to be able to find out if there's a way to fix it.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with my camera.

  • billflora Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. On my camera the door still closes, but it starting to fail. The left tab on the door is broken, and the rigt tab on the camera housing is broken. When I close the door, you can see that it does not close all the way. So far, it stays closed.

  • graby Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. I dropped the camera and the battery compartment does not close properly. I have been taping it but it is a nuisance and now the batteries are losing their charge quicker. I think I need to replace the entire battery compartment because the latches are broken on the lid and the compartment.

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SOURCE: Sony Cyber-Shot Battery Compartment Door Broken

I'm having the same problem with my DSC-W1 camera. I dropped my camera and the battery door latches broke.
I found a replacement door on Ebay for $9.95
I followed the instructions in the description and easily removed the broken door from my camera. Now i'm just waiting on the new door to arrive so I could slide the new door in.
I hope this was helpful.

Here's the seller I bought the door from. Hopefully the seller has more doors. =) :

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-DSC-W1-battery-door-silver-battery-cover-lid_W0QQitemZ110250995036QQihZ001QQcategoryZ107892QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



In addtion, I found the last two posts on this forum very helpful:
http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/sony-cybershot-dscw1_question.html?qid=2382

Good Luck! =)

Posted on May 10, 2008

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SOURCE: battery door cover

Hi,
As a first call I would try visiting the smaller specialist camera shops that do repairs.
The manufacturers are starting to hide behind blanket 1 year warranties that only cover manufacturing defects. Basically if it works when you first use it - they won't help on anything else as it comes under "improper use" or "physical damage"
They are producing them cheaper than they can repair them, so, if you do return a genuine claim within a year - they send you a new one, and bin the old one.
They also charge high prices for repairs.

My personal advice is to watch Ebay for an identical model sold for spares. Just do a search,save it and they will email any matches to you.
Then just swap defective parts.
This is the cheapest option.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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tell Kitchenaid to include an extra little blue thing and charge $3.00 for it

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Film doesn't "snap" into place in film compartment - Olympus is-1

You have a broken spring in the film holding end. I would get it repaired so the roll of film doesn't pop out of place and ruin the whole roll or damage the shutter.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: HP 7410xi small plastic piece in print cartridge carrier broken

If the spring did not damage the carriage flex I would suggest just using some epoxy to hold the spring properly in place. If the spring did damage the flex (as shown in this picture) then you might contact HP and enquire about an extended warranty for this issue. In the US call HP at 1-800-HPINVENt.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, MS MVP Printing/Imaging

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

cjackHD
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SOURCE: The small piece of plastic (with BOSE on it)that

You can have Bose replace the headset for you (new w/ 1-year warranty), but if it's past it's current 1-year it will cost you $60.Unfortunately Bose doesn't supply parts for that headset, but you could try using plastic adhesive as a low-tech fix. First Google search result for plastic adhesive:http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Windows/Doors/Product-Information/Products/Adhesives/Plastic-Adhesive/ .

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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