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Broken Battery Door

I need a new battery door as mine is broken.

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  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    The cheap Chinese plastic door simply cracks under the strain of holding the batteries in against the contact springs. When I contacted HP with a question about how to get parts, the only thing they seemed to care about was collecting information about me before they would deign to give me an answer. The best solution is the one I am adopting - never again buy any HP junk.

  • donnys Jun 28, 2008

    I need someone to repair my broken battery door. Where can I get it fixed?

  • willic899 Jul 04, 2008

    camera works fine...cheaply made plastic door has a broken latch which locks it. HP response was to replace the $800 camera because this piece was not an orderable part..go figure that one of their customers may not have the inteligence to replace a peice of plastic because of "very intricate circuitry...not to pleased

  • surenk Aug 26, 2008

    I live in South Africa and have the exact same problem with the battery door. The camera fell and fortunately against my lounge suit, the battery cover opened caught the wood handle on the lounge and broke. there seem to be no one here even hp them self cannot help. now i am sitting with a camera that i cannot use. How long will it take for me to find some one else,s broken camera just to replace the door hp. you manufacture the camera you should be the on to have spare parts for this camera and all your hp products.

  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    I still don't see a solution to this broken battery door problem. Please email me if you have a solution:

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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

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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


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

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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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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Here's the seller I bought the door from. Hopefully the seller has more doors. =) :

In addtion, I found the last two posts on this forum very helpful:

Good Luck! =)

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