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Sony Cyber-Shot Battery Compartment Door Broken

My husband dropped our Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Camera and broke the latches on the camera compartment door. Now I have to tape it shut. Any way to fix this relatively cheaply, like under $50.

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have been checking on the internet and this seems to be a common problem with this camera. I would like to replace this door but I can't seem to get a replacement from another camera since they seem to be broken also which is why people have the camera up for sale. I love this camera very much and want to keep it. Any suggestions on how to source a new door for the battery compartment?

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    Yes, I broke the one plastic latch on the camer battery compartment to keep the door shut on my WSC-W1 Sony camera. I also need help

  • rpiitkanpur Jun 22, 2008

    I also have SONY DSC-W1 camera and have same problem with door of battery compartment. Please let me know how to solve this problem.

    I never dropped my camera but it seems the latch is so week and broke down.

    Ramesh Singh

  • acoleman2 Jan 02, 2009

    My battery door will no longer shut. Now my pictures are blurry and I have taped the latch.

  • slammer597 Mar 31, 2009

    Does anyone have the instructions for removing the battery door?

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    my battery is broken, HELP!!!!

  • uptown2186 Apr 18, 2009

    how do i take out my battery compartment, to relpace it with a new one?

  • Jonna Warner May 11, 2010


    Read your problems, but I have the little clips on the battery holder terminal broken, so I need to replace the whole battery compartmet. Does anyone know how to do this and is it a easy job for me. I know what to pay Sony $120.00 for do the job when I can purchase the battery compartment for $33.42.

    Need Help Soon



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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! =)

Posted on May 10, 2008

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Broken battery compartment latches? A simple practical solution.
Load batteries. Close door. With 1/4" NC roundhead screw secure a small plate covering the battery compartment at the tripod mount.
With a bit more effort add a handle to secure the plate. This would create a more stable and easier to shoot camera less prone to fall from your grip.

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Search ebay for Sony DSC-WI battery compartment or battery door.
The battery door supplier out of San Diego charges $39 +ship for battery compartment supplies directions. You will need to disassemble the whole camera to change compartment out and if you don't want to the vendor will do it for $55 extra. You will need to follow the guides by the suppliers on ebay to see if you compartment latches or your door latches are broken. If it is the door then it is a lot cheaper and easier-$7 +ship and 30 seconds to change.
I change the compartment and I am an amature but it took lots of patience.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

Seems to be a very popular problem with this fantastic little camera. i too found every parts camera to have broken doors. that post about ebay was fantastic and i just purchased mine as well. thank you sooooooo much

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