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Droped Camera Broke the lock part on the battery door HP 215 still camera. I put duck tape to hold it closed. Could I order a new Latch.

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Happy looking if you cant find it than i suggest u do plastic solder

take a small piece of hard plastic heat up the solder try to put the hard plastic at the place where the catcher had been and try to melt this plastic at its place

try hands on practice first for perfection

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