I've ordered a new battery cover for my Kodak CX7430 since the old one was broken.
Unfortunately Kodak refuses to give any advice or instructions on how to install it. The alternative would be to submit it for repair with total cost of 60? (to replace a simple battery cover)!!!
So I've decided to take my chance in ordering the 10? replacement cover but I'm affraid to break it when installing.
Dis anyone already replace the battery cover? If so, was it difficult? Are there any cautions I should take?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Replacement Battery Cover Assembly
If you're handy, you can replace it in about 3 minutes. Don't attempt it unless you're willing to risk tearing a thin flexible circuit under the rear cover. Looking at the camera from the rear, remove the screws on the right hand side ( 2 ? ) then the screws across the bottom - open the card door, remove the card, and wedge a knife blade between the front and rear cover halves - the card door will be loose with an attached spring coming free. No need to remove the rear housing completely, just enough to expose the tracks for the battery cover hinge. Remove the old door, noting the position of the opening spring at the hinge, by angling one hinge out first. Insert the new battery cover and the card door in reverse order.
Hi ... I have the same problem that I'm dealing with. What I decided to do was to purchase a broken CX7430 with a good battery door cover and go from there. At least I can take the broken one apart to get the door off and have an idea of what I am dealing with then before I tackle my own camera. The other upside is that the broken camera costs less than the battery door does ... price wise and shipping (go figure). Meanwhile I e-mailed the company selling the door and asked them the difficulty involved (not mentioning that I was not buying it from him of course ... but I knew they were selling the instructions) He e-mailed back and basically said that 2 people out of 1 hundred can't do it and then end up sending the camera to him at a $50.00 charge to fix it ... I'll be taking my chances and I'm pretty confident it will work for me! Good Luck ...
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Those lids have a small lock that maintains them closed. Obviously the one in your camera is broken. They also have a switch that shuts energy of when they are open. Take to a qualified service in order to replace the broken part.
I've got 16 of these cameras and had to replace the door on 3 of them. (I'm a teacher)
it is quite simple, but there are little tiny screws and some dexterity required! to replace the battery door, you need a super small screwdriver (I've used both an eyeglass size and the screwdriver that came with my son's tech deck!) . you'll have to unscrew all of the small screws that hold on the back of the camera. remember which screws go to which hole - because some are longer than others. once the screws are out, you'll have to gently pry off the cover. carefully - you dont want to crack the camera case. you'll also want to be careful not to touch the sensor, which will be exposed with the case off.
NEXT you;ll have to pry the little spring out of the battery door to actually remove the old door. you'll probably have to use a screw driver to pull the spring on the new door back enough to fit back into the holes. that's really all there is to it. replace the cover and the screws.
First, replacement battery covers may be obtained from dealers in the USA - I got mine from San Diego Camera Solution who list the item on eBay. Haven't found a UK outlet, but I guess Leung's at Goodmayes would offer a repair service if you don't fancy DIY.
(Disclaimer that I have no connection with either company).
Not sure what Canon recommend, but the easiet way (worked for me) does not involve stripping the camera down. If you dissemble the old and new battery covers via the three little cross-point screws (see warning), then it is possible to replace the new cover around the original hinge assembly.
The advantage of this method - aside from not opening the camera - is that there are "spares" the bits that will get dropped (spring and screws) so that there is less time wasted trying to find them while effecting the repair!
The trickiest part is the sprung loaded latch, which must be installed with the spring partly compressed. Beware when first taking the covers apart and especially when refitting, because the spring will do its utmost to escape.
We had the same problem dropping the camera, and ordered a pair of new battery covers. I was able to install this by carefully removing the cover screws and slipping the pins into their slots. I am sure you probably got it by now.
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