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RE: CANON A720 digital camera

RE: CANON A720 digital camera
The top portion of the plastic "catch" for the battery compartment door has broken free (probably from the constant pressure of the springs pushing the batteries against. Is this a material/design flaw? Will Canon fix the problem to correct what amounts to a defect. Camera has not been dropped or damaged.

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SOURCE: battery door broken

Suggest No parts available - best bet - Gaffer Tape

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken battery compartment door switch

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.
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Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken battery retainer clip (red) on Olympus C-7000 Camera

You may want to call Olympus Customer Service and see if you can order this part from their parts department. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: The battery door hook which is situated on the

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

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks mate. Reply much valued I have the tiny broken part. Will try crazy glue and reinforce with a piece of tiny metal strip as well "

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How do i open the battery compartment


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Feb 12, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

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I had this on mine. If you pen the battery compartment door, you will see a piece of plastic labelled "CR1220". You can pull this out and replace the little CR1220 battery that it holds. That ought to solve your problem.

Jun 16, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

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The door that keeps the batteries and memory card will not stay closed. Can it be fixed?


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.
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I have a CANON camera A610 - since i changed the batteries it is not powering. The batteries are new. Please advise the possible problem


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.

Dec 17, 2009 | Canon Cameras

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I have a Fuji FinePix S5000 and the battery door catches (on the body of the camera) have broken off. Replace complete body assy??? I am sure mine is not the only one. any help appreciated.


I had this problem also (see below).
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After getting poor results with the duct tape solution, I discovered another work-around. This should work whether it is chipped lugs on the door or on the body.

Firstly I used an old camera flash bracket that screws into the tripod socket, and this holds the battery door in place quite securely. However it was too long, so I cut and filed a piece of aluminium 25mm (1") wide by 2.5mm thick to the right length (around 100mm/4") and shape, and made a hole for the bracket screw.

End result is not exactly like new, but more functional than the duct tape and does not further damage the actual camera:
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Mar 05, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

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Canon A310 Won't Power Up.


Try checking this... on the battery door (the outside door) along the top edge (over the CF card pointer embossed in the back of the door) you should see a little plastic piece that pokes out... tis is supposed to push a small switch located in a slot over the battery compartment. It's the sensor that tells if the battery door is open or closed.. if the plastic part breaks off or gets chipped it wont push the button and the camera will not turn on when the shutter door is opened.

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