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Broken battery door latches? Try a simple practical solution.

Insert batteries. Close battery compartment door. Secure door with small plate held by 1/4" NC round head screw in the tripod mount. With a bit more effort one could mount a detachable handle at that location as well. Such a handle provides a more stable camera which is easier to use and is less likely to be dropped.

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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. =) :

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-DSC-W1-battery-door-silver-battery-cover-lid_W0QQitemZ110250995036QQihZ001QQcategoryZ107892QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



In addtion, I found the last two posts on this forum very helpful:
http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/sony-cybershot-dscw1_question.html?qid=2382

Good Luck! =)

Posted on May 10, 2008

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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. =) :

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-DSC-W1-battery-door-silver-battery-cover-lid_W0QQitemZ110250995036QQihZ001QQcategoryZ107892QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



In addtion, I found the last two posts on this forum very helpful:
http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/sony-cybershot-dscw1_question.html?qid=2382

Good Luck! =)

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