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Film door latch is loose

The film door latch doesn't seem to have the springiness to keep it in the closed position, and thus, if the latch gets bumped it can easily shift to the open position, letting the film door come open and exposing film. Granted, one fix will be to put tape over the latch once it's closed, however, I was wondering how tough it is to change out the latch mechanism itself or to put in some kind of replacement spring in the existing latch. USCamera seems to sell a latch mechanism at http://uscamera.stormer.us/1can050_017.htm

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  • brainrot Feb 10, 2008

    In Mine, two small screws fell out and the door latch has no "spring" in it any more. I can not use the camera or the door will open on me.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    One of the two screws is missing on the film door latch. Latch has no spring to it now and the door will come open if bumped.

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Same advice I made to another post. At some point you got to make a decision. There is a lot of plastic pieces that can break. Canon doesn't support the T series from what I've read. You may consider getting another one. You also have to consider that the fix may not work. Then what do you do?

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