Question about Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 Digital Camera
We have the same problem as cujimmy from July 19,2007. Help! I have to replace the battery compartment door. I have purchased the new part but I cannot see how to fit it; all the parts seem to interlink. Very grateful for any advice or help on this. Thank you.
To get to the battery door you must remove the back, to remove the back you must remove the top of the grip (shutter button and dial and WT lever). remove top of grip... 1) starting at the bottom of the plastic strip (along the front edge of the grip) that holds the shutter button, slide upward, the strip will bow outward and after about 3/16", the bottom's free. the only other thing holding it in place is a bit of double-stick tape and a similar clip at the top. CAREFUL! there's a spring under the button that's easy to lose. 2) Inside the battery case, front battery, all the way at the top, there's a tiny phillips screw, pull it. 3) peel away the right side rubber grip right by where your thumb meets the W on the W/T lever. 1st hole you'll see is a springy clip, keep going around to the right til you find a screw. pull that. 4) back to the springy clip hole, pushing inward on the finger, the top will come off straight up. leave it hanging, you just need it out of the way so the back can come loose. remove the back... 5) bottom of camera, remove 2 screws nearest the CE label and one outboard of the rearmost battery. 6) viewfinder cap: 4 screws, skinny on top, fatter on the bottom. the cap pops off. 7) lcd cover/frame: pull away from viewfinder(top) edge about 1/4 inch. the bottom's held by fingers; they need to slide to the left 1/8", then that's off. 8) remove screw @ lowerleft of lcd. now the whole back will slide rearward. 1st thing loose is memory door, remove it. slide the back off, out of the way. you'll now see that the battery door is held on by two hinge pins, not one continuous. the rearmost pin will slide left into the memory cover area, and the door will flex enough to remove it toward the front. trickiest part of reassembly is the spring under the shutter button. balance the spring on the camera, put the button into place. hold it in place with the screwdriver through eye of plastic strip, leaves plenty of room to seat the strip. lose a screw? I did, and the least-needed one is the one pulled at #3. NOW who needs to buy a battery door? I have a z3 with a fried power board.
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
I am a clutz with mechanical things - is it worth getting the battery door repaired? If you've had one fixed, was it susceptible to the same problem later? I understand Sony charges a flat fee of $181 for repairs. I llove this camera, I really do, and I've been a Minolta gal all my life - but I am a bit reluctant to pay $181 to repair something that will go out on me again in a short time.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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