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Compartment door will not shut properly, camera will come on

My camera will not power on because (through trial and error) the compartment door that holds the batteries does not close tight, therefore there is not a proper connection between the batteries and connectors. Any suggestions that I can do myself, my warranty has just expired by 3 months.

Has there been any recalls been made on this particular problem?

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Go out in garage and find a bracket or fabricate one. Find a bolt for adjacent screw hole. I can make it work by hand tightening. It's ugly but it works and its quick to replace batteries.

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Drill 2 tiny holes, large enough to insert thin paper clip wire. One hole is drilled in the battery compartment door, close to the sidewall but in between the 2 adjacent batteries.
Drill second hole in battery case by first peeling back the ruberized coating slighty. This hole should be adjacent or sighted in line with the first hole. In each case, allow enough in tact plastic door or case so that it can withstand the pressure of a tightened piece of wire. Insert batteries. Then insert wire carefully tto penetrate both holes. Press down hard on battery compartment door and carefully twist the 2 ends of the inserted paper clip wire to secure the compartment door tightly. The one drawback is that each time you wish to change batteries, you will have to follow the above procedure.Don't know of any recalls on this condition.
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