Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera
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.
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
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.
Posted on Jan 09, 2012
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
Posted on May 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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