Introduction

Use this guide to repair a broken battery door. The battery door on this model tends to break off due to a weak plastic hinge.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove the two 3mm (1/8") black screws from the side cover using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
    • Remove the two 3mm (1/8") black screws from the side cover using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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  2. On the bottom, remove the 6mm (13/64") screw with the #00 Phillips Screwdriver.
    • On the bottom, remove the 6mm (13/64") screw with the #00 Phillips Screwdriver.

    • Pry up the panel; starting from the front/bottom corner, as indicated.

      • There's a concealed lip, under the opposite edge.

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    • Remove three medium length screws from the bottom of the camera

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    • Remove the two medium length screws on the front panel of the camera above the lens mount.

    • Once you done, you may use the Spudger to panel from non-grip side.

    • If you start on the grip side, it will be more challenging to loosen the panel.

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    • Remove the two 4.5mm (.18in) long black screws from the camera grip using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Use your fingertip to pry off the external shutter port cover.

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    • Remove the two 5mm (.20in) long silver screws securing the grip to the camera using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Use the spudger tool to carefully pry the grip from the rest of the camera.

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    • Once the grip is loose, use your fingers to remove it from the camera.

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    • Remove the 4.8mm (.19in) long silver screw from the inside of the grip.

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    • Remove the hinge of the battery door from the inside of the grip.

    • Our sample camera's battery door was broken off of its hinge. Picture two shows an example of a battery door that is not broken.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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