Question about Bell & Howell Video Cameras
I have a bell hoewll dv550 camera with the underwater housing unit the clip on the unit is broke. How can I get a new one?
The pentax optio WP can go underwater without a water housing unit. It can only go underwater about 5 ft.
Posted on Aug 30, 2005
SOURCE: underwater camera housing
I think I can.
I looked on Canon's site and no luck, so I searched and found a website that may be of some help. It requires a free registration, but it seems legit. It is called TheUserManualsite.com.
The User Manual Site - We found it so you don't have to!
It seems to be a website that serves as a repository for user manuals. People upload the manuals they have and search for and put out requests for ones they are looking for. Here is the link for the manual you are looking for.
It seems that no one has uploaded it yet, but you can request it if you register.
Sorry I couldn't find the manual, but I do think that should help if you can't find it another way.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
SOURCE: Camera battery clip
Well, I got the latch and spring back into my DX7630, and so far (half an hour after) so good.
To do this, I had a replacement latch from U.S. Camera ($10 total, latch plus shipping and handling) and the original spring on hand. I took all of the eight screws holding the camera body together. I also pulled off the "rubber" hand grip on the front of the camera. I'm not sure if that was necessary or not, but in doing it I broke off one of the "claws" that secure the grip.
Then I turned the camera so the battery door was on top, opened the door, and gently pried the camera body halves apart. I used "square" wooden toothpicks to hold the body apart so I could get at the latch area. (The battery was not in the camera during all this work.)
There are two small slots in the camera body where the latch is held and pivots. The latch pivots can be slipped into those slots if the toothpicks have the body wedged open widely enough.
The hard part of the assembly is getting that latch spring properly mounted. The spring fits over the rod of the latch. The spring wire has two ends: one is shorter. The shorter-end goes behind the latch on the memory card side. The longer-end makes the job difficult. It must be held so that the spring is under tension while the battery side latch pivot is slipped into its slot, then the memory card side latch pivot is slipped into its slot. The longer spring-end presses against the camera body.
The latch and spring only flew away into the darkness of this room once during the effort, and that happened because I tested the latch a few times before closing the camera body. The body halves should be closed before doing any latch testing.
I put all the screws back into the camera snapped the rubber hand grip back in, put in a battery and a memory card, and at this writing, all seems to be working as designed. Hooray!
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
This is not usually available as a spare part, but Silicon Valley Peripherals may be able to help if you send them a polite request. Their email address is:-
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