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Nikon 4500 latch will not hold door to storage card shut

Suspect the small plastic catch on the door has broken. The repair looks simple - two screws seem to hold the item in place.

1) Can it be repaired easily as I susptect
2) where can the part be obtained
3) where can it be sent for repair if it cannot easily be done

PS: Camera works fine otherwise, but the loose door is annoying.

Thanks very much for your help.

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1) No, the screws do not hold the hinge itself in place. the door hinge is integrated into the CF card reader. the screws hold in the reader.

2) no clue, sorry.

3) no recomendations, but there are lots of authorized nikon repair centers online.

good luck.


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