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Optio 555 Battery Compartment cover problem

The two small clasps that hold this compartment shut have broken. I now have it taped shut.

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My Optio 450 has the same type of cover and I am surprised how tough the cover is. I thought it would have broken by now. I suggest a call to Pentax would answer your question about getting it fixed. Alternatively, just leave it. The Plastic hinge should keep it closed

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