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Replacement battery compartment cover

I recently lost the battery compartment cover for a Vivitar 273.  Does anyone out there know where to find a replacement?

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  • analogphotog Feb 26, 2008

    Vivitar is out of the lens and flash business and does not offer any support for any of it's flash products.  I do not believe that B&H has a  parts and service department

  • analogphotog Feb 27, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestions.  I've called Vivitar and the tech support people only know about their current P&S digi cameras.  And yes, I know that the 285HV is still available, but all I'm looking for is a battery cover (a $5.00 part at best).   Anyway, I've decided to bite the bullett and I have a used 283 coming from KEH.  My 273 will scavenged for parts as needed.  Thanks once again


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Call Vivitar or B &H.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

  • Alexander Lee Feb 26, 2008

    You didn't try.

    Hope the following would be helpful.

    (800) 592-9541, they're out in CA.
    Vivitar was purchased by Syntax-Brillian Corp.

    Just contact B & H: buy the new Vivitar 285HV for under $95.00.

    Or cheaper ways: use the 7.2VDC battery form those remote control cars and car lighter cord for cell phone.

    Cut the cord up on both ends.
    Find which is Positive(+)and which is negative(-) inside of flash.

    Solder them into place.
    Buy male plug from Radio Shack.
    Solders male plug to cord.
    Charge the 7.2VDC battery from the charger.
    Connect battery to plug.

    You've just made pro battery for less than $50.00.
    Lot less than buy the Quantum Battery for over $300.00
    If this tips were helpful, send me some contributions:-)

  • Alexander Lee Feb 26, 2008

    "Thank for trying" was rated
    That flash is less than $10.00

    The adapter will be over $10.00. That's used.

    Just get the 285HV from camera stores.

    Anything under $200.00 are throw away, when they break down. Just the shipment will hit over $5.00.


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