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Door of the Battery compartment broken - Digital Cameras

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  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    The Battery Door will not stay closed because the small plastic rod that holds the door closed is broken. Good old fashioned tape to hold the door closed is the only way I can use the camera...most aggravating. Where can I get a replacement camera door for my Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom camera?

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    my door is broken too, any idea where to get a replacement?

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I also got the same problem as battery door cover broken and need part for replacement.

  • jw2base-3 Dec 21, 2008

    I've been using good old duct (duck) tape. Its silver so matches and holds well and easily replaced. But I would love to find a replacement cover instead.

  • xxDamoxx Jan 06, 2009

    Chipped battery door means I cannot keep closed (other than using tape). Where can I get repaired please.... or is it simple to just obtain a spare part. Txs.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Same here - I would have thought someone would know where to go to get it fixed?

  • andy1kerri Jan 21, 2009

    Battery door wont shut use the tape solution - please advise where I can get a new door?

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To buy a replacement battery door is easy - go to Ebay - buy the replacement or, for the same price (around $20), buy an old camera just for the sake of the door. The second part, replace the door is much more difficult but I found out how to do it. The door has a hinge (a 1 inch long pin) which needs to be slid out from the camera to take the old door out and then to insert the new door. However, this pin just comes out if you open up the camera. To open it up, you need to remove 6 screws with Philips precision screw driver 1.6 mm ($7 at Radioshack) - there are 2 screws on 3 sides of the camera. After removing these screws carefully separate the two parts of the camera - you just need a gap of (maybe ) 1/16, just enough for the pin to slide out, which can be done forcing it out with a sharp knife. After the pin is removed, remove the old door, put the new door in place, put the pin back and use some pressure to join the two parts of the camera together. They join back with a click, put the 6 screws back and it is done.

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I had this problem (Picture 1) but the chipped lugs were on the camera body where they meet the lugs on the door so replacing the door was not an option.
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After getting poor results with the duct tape solution, I discovered another work-around. This should work whether it is chipped lugs on the door or on the body.

Firstly I used an old camera flash bracket that screws into the tripod socket, and this holds the battery door in place quite securely. However it was too long, so I cut and filed a piece of aluminium 25mm (1") wide by 2.5mm thick to the right length (around 100mm/4") and shape, and made a hole for the bracket screw.

End result is not exactly like new, but more functional than the duct tape and does not further damage the actual camera:
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Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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The answer posted by tomlenart was really helpful. I am a 63 year old woman who just loves mechanical challenges. When the battery compartment door broke (plastic tip snapped off) on my Olympus Stylus 750, I called around first to see what the tariff would be to repair. Expensive! So I ordered a new compartment door through the Olympus website (California headquarters). They mailed one off to me, no charge. I bought a tiny set of jeweler type screwdrivers at Lowe's for $4.98 and with the tomlenart instructions in front of me, I proceeded to dive in. I removed just 4 screws and the front cover of the camera which allowed me to see the pin that needed to be pulled out. A small pair of needle nose pliars did the trick, but be careful with the spring. I think it lost some of its tension because when I put everything back together, the door does snap shut, but it doesn't seem to have quite the same tension on it as previous before the repair.

If I can do this, you can, too. Just proceed carefully and gently and make sure that you put the same screws back in the holes they came out of. Some are a wee bit longer than others.

I'm happy because I saved about $60 and a lot of time.

Good Luck!

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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Same problem...just called Kodak. They don't carry the replacement battery door for the CX4230 anymore. They referred me to http://www.uscamera.com where I ordered it for just over $11.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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You can buy the battery door and instructions on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/gENUINE-Kodak-C330-C-330-Battery-Door-PHOTO-INSTRUCT_W0QQitemZ190308553794QQcmdZViewItemQQptZDigital_Cameras?hash=item2c4f461442&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

Posted on May 23, 2009

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Kodak 1-800-431-7278 Option 3

Part Number 3F2247 - ~$15, incl. shipping...

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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My door broke also,Igot a new one here http://www.sdcamerasolution.com/index.php?p=product&id=194&parent=18 it was easy to install.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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battery cover has small and minute parts so it breaks easily. getting a spare is difficult. only easy solution will be to take it to service center and fix it

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