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Re: Broken latch on battery compartment
There is one solution but u need scrip camera u have to do this take one bed same model of camera take that camera tiny case & fit in your camara or take a sample of that part & go to electronic consumer store if u get same the u can replce it
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The battery door latch is most likely damaged/broken. Try using a piece of duct tape to keep it closed. I've done this on several cameras with battery door latch issues & the doors stayed shut just fine.
Mine is broken also. There are 2 tabs in the cover and 2 raised slots on
the camera body. When you open the battery compartment, you are
supposed to slide the lid forward releasing the tabs from the slots,
before the cover pops open. If you don't do this, you ~will~ break the
tabs (or the raised slots). Well someone who didn't know this got a hold
of my camera tried to force the compartment door open, breaking the
raised slots that are part of the camera body.
Take a close look at yours and figure out how this latch is supposed to
work and then see which part is broken. If it's the tabs on the door
you can buy a replacement door online (do a search) and have someone
good with electronics install it. (requires soldering). If (like me)
it's the slots on the camera body that are broken, then it's not
repairable. The original parts are too small and flimsy to be repaired
(designed to fail). My best idea is to find some other way to latch the
door closed. I've tried a velcro strap but it doesn't hold the lid
tight enough and I've looked in hardware and craft stores for some kind
of latch that might work, if I could atach it to the outside of the door
somehow, but haven't found anything suitable (it would have to be small
but sturdy and attach to the thin plastic of the door)
I'm thinking of taking it to a jeweler because they work with very small
parts and might have something that could be screwed into the plastic
door and camera body.
If you know of a better fix, please let me know.
Double check that the new batteries are actually good. Note that so-called "heavy duty" batteries are terrible for use in digital cameras.
Next thing to check is the battery door slide switch. This is a tiny black micro-switch in the the battery compartment. It's activated by a tiny plastic piece on the battery door slide mechanism that may have broken off.
If you have all of the pieces, you can use crazy glue to make the repair, otherwise take your camera to any camera shop where they will have access to whatever broken components need to be replaced. Regards, Joe
Try partstore.com they might be able to solve your problem. Also look at the latch and determine if it is attached to the front of the camera case or the back of the camers casing I am assuming it is attached to the back then you might consider caling HP back and ordering the Back or Front cover Assembly. Small pieces like this usually don't come by themselves you have to order an assembly, so when when u call for parts ask for Back cover assembly or front cover assembly, which ever it is attached to or apart of. Asking for a perticular piece they will not usually know what you need. You have to talk to them in technical terms.. Hope this helps you out...
I'm having the same problem with my DSC-W1 camera. I dropped my camera and the battery door latches broke.
I found a replacement door on Ebay for $9.95
I followed the instructions in the description and easily removed the broken door from my camera. Now i'm just waiting on the new door to arrive so I could slide the new door in.
I hope this was helpful.
Here's the seller I bought the door from. Hopefully the seller has more doors. =) :