The film door release catch on my Canon 300V broke recently and Canon have sent me a replacement but no instructions on how to fit it, although apparently it's 'easy when you know how'! I've removed the six screws in the film door, but the inside is still attached to the outside. I think the LCD display is holding it in place, but I'm not sure. How do i get to the release catch in order to replace it?
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You need the camera powered up and all the film used to activate the release mechanism for the lock to release the film door, the Elph film door will not open until all the pictures have been taken. It uses A CR2 Lithium battery
The cameras film door has a very small phillips head screw inside the battery doors hinge. Its a pain to take out & replace if you hands are shakey for this screw is so small. Also installing the replacement hinge would be a little harder to install tha removing the broken one.
I hope this information will help you. A camera shop should be able to do it for free if you maybe purchase some items there. Most shops which are very small and privately owned shops will do this for you
Take the lens off and charge the shutter. with the film door open hold the camera toward a light. Fire the shutter and if you see half light in the film window the shutter magnets need replaced. Or the shutter is not being charged enough. If so,camera must be disassembled by a repair shop.
You should be able to get that part direct from Canon USA. Here is their info: For toll-free technical support, please call 1
(800) 828-4040 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight. EST, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.,