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Re: Battery Cover latch is broken
What camera is it ??
Due to the frequency of changing batteries on my camera, I have 'dremelled' a very fin pin hole through teh side of the case, and into the battery holder.
Then opened the case hole up to accept a small screw, then allowed the scre to tap itself into the battery housing.
Small phillips screw nice and flush on the case now.
Works for me, and could save you money and tape !!
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Okay, from what you are saying its the weight of the battery that makes the battery cover fall of so i would apply a little, emphasis on little bit of glue before i put in the battery to hold the battery in place so the battery stays in even when the cover is not in place, then find a more stylish way of keeping the cover in place, maybe A LITTLE glue to the ridges that the cover slides on will be enough, you wont have any problem prying both lose when you have to, A LITTLE, lol , Hope this helps..
First, remove the batteries and try to close the latch.
Please "add comment" to let us know that it can close without batteries.
If it cannot close and latch, then the cover is broken.... can't fix here.
If you can close and latch it w/o batteries, then:
If you are using rechargeable batteries, they might be slightly bigger than alkaline batteries.
Put one alkaline battery in the camera and try to close and latch it. You may now know the "tricky" maneuver you have to do in order to close it with the batteries installed. Now try two batteries, etc. until you can maneuver all batteries.
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. =) :