Question about Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera
Tens of thousands of these Nikon Coolpix 2100 and Nikon Coolpix 3100 cameras have broken at the flimsly battery door latch molded onto the body of the camera. A few dozen people have fixed it themselves and Nikon refuses to fix it even under warranty (Nikon Service Relations 800-645-6678).
You can fix the Nikon Coolpix design flaw with a tripod screw and metal plate
Or you can fix the Nikon Coolpix design flaw with a paperclip and glue
Here is a photo of the latch from a clueless reviewer
Here is a photo of the common Nikon engineering flaw the reviewer missed
See how a paperclip & superglue were used to fix Nikon's Coolpix broken battery door
See how a tripod screw & plate were used to fix Nikon's Coolpix broken latch
Here is a photo of how Nikon fixed the broken Coolpix themselves
BTW, Does anyone know how to invoke the Nikon secret Coolpix warranty?
Nikon Service Relations 800-645-6678
I just purchased a new battery door for $15 with shipping from nikon. They sent a simple assembly diagram and I was able to replace the door in 30 minutes. I used a dremel to cut the old door off, but you dont have to do that. I got a little impatient.
Just buy the plastic piece and u can reuse the metal parts for your old battery door.
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
My Nikon E3100 also have this problem. I fixed it myself. You can find it at http://amtpls.multiply.com/journal/item/32/Broken_Door_Latch_on_Nikon_E_3100 Unfortunately, it was Indonesian Language, but by looking the photograph, you'll understand the principles.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
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