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12-12-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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K 30 Battery retaining lug.

Has anyone experienced the white retaining lug that holds the battery in place snapping off on them?
Having just finished downloading a few shots from today I noticed that the battery needed charging but when I took it out I noticed the white lug was hanging off and now, fallen off.

Has anyone had this experience and what is the best way to fix it?

12-12-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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Nope. Used my K10D for 9,000 shots and never experienced any problem of any kind.
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Had a K-30 for about 7000 shutter clicks before my K-3. No problem with the battery lug.
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This has never happened to me on any camera before (Olympus E-1, E-3, E-510, 2 x E-300, E-500, E-PM1, E-PM2 or Pentax K-30 (18k shutter) ).
I think this is highly unusual. But it sounds like something you could fix with a piece of paper stuck between battery and battery compartment door.

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Approaching 40,000 clicks and no problems.

You know, it looks like you can just tape something on the inside of the hinged battery door to keep the battery flush against the contacts.
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I've had it happen on a point-and-shoot camera a few years back. Luckily the battery door was able to keep the battery in place when it was closed.
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rrstuff & EarlVonTapia, thanks for the idea's, I may have to resort to that in the future. However at the moment the camera still works without the retaining tab but I am worried about how much pressure the spring and battery are placing on the door itself. I may have to resort to trying to glue it back in place and if that fails resort to tapeing over the door itself to reinforce it.
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If it is still under warranty send it in for service. The type of plastic used (flexible, slippery) doesn't glue well unless you know exactly which solvent to use.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
If it is still under warranty send it in for service. The type of plastic used (flexible, slippery) doesn't glue well unless you know exactly which solvent to use.
Many cameras don't use this kind of battery retaining lug. I am pretty sure the battery door will be fine with this 1N worth of force.
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Many cameras don't use this kind of battery retaining lug. I am pretty sure the battery door will be fine with this 1N worth of force.
I think your probably right with the amount of force placed on the door, it isn't much, and i'll just have to keep an eye on it until it either fails altogether or until I upgrade to a new body some time in the next twelve months.
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The funny thing is I was just going to ask the same thing. I just changed the battery in my K-30, and the retaining lug is broken. It still has a month on the warranty but I would have to send it back to Canada for the repair. I was wondering how important the lug really was. The battery is regestering in the camera and all appears to be functioning as it should. I am undecided as to get it repaired of just live with it.
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The funny thing is I was just going to ask the same thing. I just changed the battery in my K-30, and the retaining lug is broken. It still has a month on the warranty but I would have to send it back to Canada for the repair. I was wondering how important the lug really was. The battery is regestering in the camera and all appears to be functioning as it should. I am undecided as to get it repaired of just live with it.
I would have sent mine back if it was still under warranty and in your case maybe you should only for piece of mind. the only downside is being without a camera whilst they repair it.
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I would not really be without one since I still have my istDL ,a nikon D70 and 7 film cameras. It is the hassle over something that may not in fact be a true problem. I am going to contact the store I purchased it from and talk to them. They would handle the warranty for me any way.

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I had this happen on a Fuji point and shoot. The simple solution was to glue a small piece of soft foam to the inside of the battery door plate..... When it closes it pushes slightly against the battery !
You will never even miss it with the foam in place....and it works !
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSBC1 Quote
I think your probably right with the amount of force placed on the door, it isn't much, and i'll just have to keep an eye on it until it either fails altogether or until I upgrade to a new body some time in the next twelve months.
It is probably enough pressure to compromise the weather sealing.
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