Little bit on battery cover broken. So won't close!!!
I accidently dropped my camera on the floor and the little bit on the battery cover the locks it in place has broken off so it won't close. The camera still works but I don't want to tape it in place. (too annoying when need to change SD card)
I was just wondering where I'd get a new one from??
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When this happened after you charged the battery, a few things can be wrong. The worst that could happen, is the battery did not survive the charging session. Other things:
You managed to put the battery in, but the wrong side around. Almost impossible, but I don't know how strong you are.
There is a bit of dust in the battery compartment. Just a little piece of paper can be enough to block the current.
The battery door / cover, is not closed correct. Every battery cover has a switch that is needed to inform the camera that the cover is locked. When the switch does not work, the camera won't switch on.
So my advice: remove the battery, Look if all contacts are clean and shiny. On the battery and in the camera. Check if the battery is really charged, by placing it again on the charger.
After reinserting the battery, check is the battery cover is closed correct.
I see this message at least 3 times, so it must be important.
Looks like a mechanical problem. But not having the camera in my own hands I have to do some educated guesses.
Could be something broke off. Could be a small chip of plastic or a very small piece of metal. Difficult to repair it yourself. But you also could look if there is something in the battery compartment that should not be there. Could be just a little bit of debris, that is lifting the battery, (not if the battery is behind the lock) or debris in the door, so you can't close the battery compartment complete, and it can't be locked.
If you can't find anything and it looks as if the battery compartment closes correct, and still you only can't lock the door, please visit your dealer or the Nikon service centre closest to you.
Things to check first for a camera that won't turn on are battery contact points, and micro switches that are located on the battery and memory card doors. Troubleshooting tips on other things that need to be checked may be seen here. These tips won't work for every case, but they're worth a try.
The switch is a micro switch that is depressed(and not sad :)) by a plastic tag moulded on the battery cover. Once the cover is moved into position and closed, the tag presses on the micro switch closing the switch and thus removing the error message. As with any switch, a switch is simply open or closed, Open = high resistance or O/L, while closed = 0 ohms reistance. You can use a small wire to overcome the switch by soldering the wire to both tags of the switch so it is permenantly 0 ohms. This will send a message to the microprocessor that cover is closed and camera ready for use. Hope this helps.
The camera is very probably beyond economical repair (check your house hold insurance for accidental cover though) and I'd advise you to give it a good yank. You will find it sometimes clicks back into place. If its not covered under any insurance you have little to loose.
What you describe is the symptom of a stuck shutter. The shutter is inside the lens and must close in order for the image sensor to properly record the image. Yours is stuck open, and that is why you see the lines across your images.
When a stuck shutter results from an impact it usually requires full disassembly and manual re-setting of the delicate shutter blades. This problem would require professional repair.
Unfortunately damage from an impact is not covered by your factory warranty. You can find good repair services on the internet who can service your camera.
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