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Battery door retaining lugs broken,also the plastic lugs on the main body that the battery door needs to latch onto are broken off ,cannot use camera as unable to secure batteries in the camera ,door will not remain closed--otherwise working ok

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KODAK doesn't sell battery doors for any of their models.
A repair for this fault is 24,47 pounds + shipping to the repair centre.
If you already have the battery door; I suggest you will have a local camera TECH to attach the door to the unit.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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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.
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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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