Question about Vivitar ViviCam 4100 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Latch on batterey door is borken,

The little tangs that hold the door down are broken off .

is ia new cover available for replacement

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 667 Answers
Re: latch on batterey door is borken,

Here is Vivitar's USA number: (800) 592-9541. They should have what you need

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Latch on battery cover broken. Nikon L22 red I have sent it back to Nikon and they want nearly as much to repair as it cost! So much for warranty.

If you want to do the replacement yourself, you can order a new battery cover from

Mar 12, 2011 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

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.
If you know of a better fix, please let me know.

Jun 15, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

2 Answers

Fuji S5000 camera problem....The battery door will not latch because the cheap plastic retaining nipples inside the battery box have worn down/or broken. Tape will not even hold door closed! The retainers...

You could use a piece of velcro as a strap but I would start looking at ebay or other places for the parts to fix it. Sooner or later someone will sell it.

Mar 23, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Battery life does not last.

The rechargeable battery has come to the end of its life. You'll need to replace the battery and let the new battery go through a complete charge cycle before using.

Jan 26, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera door thats holds battery small grey latch is broken

Try they might be able to solve your problem. Also look at the latch and determine if it is attached to the front of the camera case or the back of the camers casing I am assuming it is attached to the back then you might consider caling HP back and ordering the Back or Front cover Assembly. Small pieces like this usually don't come by themselves you have to order an assembly, so when when u call for parts ask for Back cover assembly or front cover assembly, which ever it is attached to or apart of. Asking for a perticular piece they will not usually know what you need. You have to talk to them in technical terms.. Hope this helps you out...

Sep 21, 2009 | HP R967 Digital Camera

1 Answer

S2000hd batter door. One of the little plaastic "clips" on the canera body that the battery door latches into has broken and the door does not stay closed the way it should. Fuji tells me no warranty, body...

Get a piece of flat aluminium or steel approx 2 inches long, drill a hole at one end and use the Tripod socket to hold the flat steel down, over the batery lid to hold it shut.

Jun 22, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S2000hd Digital Camera

1 Answer

The opening for the batteries is broken.

The 4 latches that the battery door locks onto is broke, you will need a different back cover and front cover.

Feb 26, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Kodak camera dx7630

Gaffer tape is the answer no likely any spares are available

Jul 02, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare DX7630 Digital Camera

4 Answers

Sony Cyber-Shot Battery Compartment Door Broken

I'm having the same problem with my DSC-W1 camera. I dropped my camera and the battery door latches broke.
I found a replacement door on Ebay for $9.95
I followed the instructions in the description and easily removed the broken door from my camera. Now i'm just waiting on the new door to arrive so I could slide the new door in.
I hope this was helpful.

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! =)

Mar 18, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vivitar ViviCam 4100 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

26 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vivitar Digital Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

93922 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you a Vivitar Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides