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The battery cover is broken, spring gone so wont shut properly and no contact with battery. Canon pc1059

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  • cbarfoote Mar 25, 2008

    Hello kman,
    Thank you very much for your reply. I have tried several times to order the battery cover thru the website you sent me but it comes up with an invalidation code saying there is a problem with the address and/or zip code. Can't figure this out.
    Regards Cheryl



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Yo need to change the battery cover , if yo give me your location, I can find a replacement in your area.

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You can buy a replacement battery cover here $14.95:

If you can do it yourself could be worth it. If you need to send out for repair would probably be cheaper to buy a new one for about $100 or so.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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    Kyle Mar 25, 2008

    Make sure that if using a credit card that you enter the address exactly as it is on your credit card statement. That might be why not working.

    They also take Paypal.

    Let me know how you make out.



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