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I have a powershot a620. The battery compartment is coming undone...where you hold the batteries have a little jiggle room. When it first "popped out" a small amount it was fine. on a recent trip it started coming apart more and the batteries then quit holding a charge. A fresh set of batteries now lasts about 20 min. I am guessing it might be because they don't have as good of a connection but I cannot get that part of the camera to go back under the "lip" and am afraid to take it apart w/o knowing for sure what to do.

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  • equinaholic Oct 07, 2009

    It's not the battery compartment door. That still closes and latches fine. It is the whole part you hold in your hand. Imagine holding the camera and the fatter battery compartment is in your right hand. Now imagine your hand opening wider as that WHOLE compartment comes apart! :o/ The picture button is right on top and the part I am talking about fits under the 'lip' at the top where the button is and it has popped out from under that 'lip' when my son dropped it awhile back. Recently it started coming out more and I have to squeeze with my hand to hold it together better. The batteries are not having an up/down connection problem. More like a side/side problem where they come out from under the tabs because as the camera side opens they move to the side.

    Does that explain it better? I need to get the little tabs tucked back under the lip so that side of the camera is not coming apart but don't know where or how to get it done and I don't want to ruin it. It still takes pics, it just eats batteries.



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The battery contacts inside the camera, you can pull them up or towards your carefully so that they reach further.

Then close the cover properly and use some tape to hold it closed.

this will keep the batteries with a constant good contact, but I suspect the issue is probably not the batteries, try a higher capasity rechargeable batteries, something to the direction of 2000 or 2500 or more mAh.

I think its very unlikely that a poor contact would be draining the batteries, the mainboard of the camera is probably leaking or draining more energy than when it was new, comes down to poor quality components, things are not made to last these days, just a few years tops, in the intrest of profits...

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  • Ekse Oct 07, 2009

    the plastic clips are most likely broken off, you would have to glue it together or replace the whole casing of the camera. you could probably buy a used or faulty camera of the same model with the case intact and replace it. Or glue it together.



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