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Battery and card door slide is stuck closed

The battery door of my SX100 is stuck closed and I cannot use the camera at all.

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Hey marmof,
I would have it looked at by an authorized service center in your local area, and of course you can always bring it to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and have them look at it. I would not try forcing it open as this could cause additional damage to the camera.

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Posted on May 07, 2008

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