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Donna Davenport Posted on Aug 14, 2006

KODAY DC3400 BATTERY DOOR BROKE

Kodak no longer sells the DC3400 camera. The battery door broke on mine so I purchased a replacement door on ebay. Are you able to give me instructions on how to take the old one off and put the new one on so I don't have to mail it in to Kodak and pay the expensive repair cost?

  • DogbreathBoy Nov 11, 2008

    I have yet to purchase a replacement door as I'm not sure a new one can be installed without breaking a hinge-tab. The solution offered in this thread is how to change batteries, not how to replace a broken battery door. "Know it all" apparently doesn't know how to read 8^). If the original problem was solved, or anyone has a good idea of how to replace the cheap plastic hinge-tabbed door, would be terrific... thank you kindly. This camera has served me well for 7 years and still takes beautiful pics... why Kodak put on such a cheap door is a mystery... it's a broken part walking. My fix has been to use a couple heavy-duty rubber bands to put pressure on the battery door when closed, to keep it closed. It works but would be nice to have a battery door that locks into place again like it should.

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Easy Fix-
I had the same problem. Place the camera upside down with the battery door to your right. There is a plastic plate with the eject switch to the left. It has three philips screws. Get a jewlers screwdriver (Any hobby store, Harbour Freight, etc.) Take out the three small screws. Don't lose them. Get a razor blade and pry up the plate in the line just to the right of the top right screw. Only pry up about an 1/8 of an inch and only that corner not the whole plate. Then you can slant the new battery door so that the top part goes to the left under the plate and then straigten it out so that the tabs seat in the grooves. Repace the screws. Voila.
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The Battery Door does not slide all the way off! It only slides an eighth of an inch and then
swings open. Two little plastic screw on the door act as hinges preventing the door from
completely coming off the camera.
Trying to slide the new door into position would probably snap one or both screws off,
ruining the replacement door. They must be entered into the grooves in the camera body
CAREFULLY to prevent damage as they are fragile. Be careful. hdave1

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The battery door slides off. Holding the camera upside down, press your thumb on the door and move it toward the side of the camera to which the carrying strap is attached. Note the correct positions (+ & - ends) of the batteries and insert the new ones in the same positions. To reinstall the cover, reverse the above process and slide the door on until it snaps closed.

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