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Broken Battery Door

I need a new battery door as mine is broken.

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Re: Broken Battery Door

I have the same hp 850, No way to fix it, So to hold the Battery Door Down, I Drill'ed a small hole through the top. & through the case
where, the camera latch Broke, & do it Real Slow..... Put a Sheetmetal Screw in the hole i drilled & it Work's Find. Just do it SLOW<<<<<<<< Good Luck & it's up to You What size to use
So Think it Over before you Try it....Slow slow slow, & the right size Drillbit,screw, & turn it in Slow.. P.S. It was do that! or $500
Down the Drain, Good Luck, The Wizard

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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Unfortunately the HP 850 is no longer in production. If you really love the camera, not wanting to upgrade, then you may want to try online auctions. If you go to EBay or Creigslist you can get another one relatively cheep. Then mix and match the parts you need to fix yours or the one you acquired and keep the other for more spare parts. Or if you are in a big city, look for a used electronics dealer. They will have just about anything you would need to repair your camera or build your own out of parts.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

Re: Broken Battery Door

External parts missing-does not function properly
broken battery door cover

Quote for HEWLETT PACKARD 850 Date of Purchase: 02 / 02 / 2003 Under Warranty: No Estimated Price: $124.00 [Return Shipping Included] Estimated Shipping: $12.00
Estimated Repair Time: 3 Business Days

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Re: Broken Battery Door

I have a HP camera model# c8900a the battery access door is broken. I've looked all over your web page and cannot find a replacment part. can you help? you can respond to my Email address Thank you

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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