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Broken battery flap

On closing the battery holder / flap, the small plastic latch on the end broke off taking a small section of plastic with it. of course this was not covered in the warranty as it's not a manufacturing fault. we are now left with a camera that can no longer hold batteries unless taped up.

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    Had the same problem with battery cover,the catch broke off after a fall, bought new cover from 4mysamsung.co.uk but have not yet worked out how to fit it. I will keep trying and let you know.

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Replacement battery cover can be found on ebay for around $15.. Step by step instructions are on youtube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cebruSCluZM

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I did this aswell, All you can do is tape it unless you can find a new spare part!

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