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Breaking Plastic Lugs

Battery Compartment, one of the tiny plastic lugs that hold on the cover has broken off, making the entire camera useless! Also one of the Plastic lugs holding in the Card readre cover is also showing signs of plastic stress! I am very careful with my Camera, so to me this is either a bad unit, or a designed in floor to facilitate upgrades Think I will box it up and send it to Kodak - what do you think

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Re: Breaking Plastic Lugs

Do that
If it is under warranty it will be replaced
If it is not they will mention a price- which yoiu will not like and you will never but a Kodak again.

Or a reel of ducttape can come in useful.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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