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04-10-2007, 03:09 PM   #1
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Batteries fall out of my K100D....

It's happened several times when the door flips open on its own. The first time, I lost all 4 AA's because I didn't hear them fall out. Maybe I'll have to attach a metal strap under the body via the tripod socket.

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Sounds like a good reason to return the camera from whence it came to me.
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I agree with Arpe. I would.
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I have not even heard of any other K100D owners having this problem. If you are securing the switch properly and it is doing this, return it immediately.

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Well, the door catch seems to be working as designed. I must be bumping the camera too much.
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It's happened to me a few times too, actually. The spring on the sliding latch is very quick to trip. If the camera is sitting on a rough surface (like some fabrics), and I pick it up in a certain way, the latch slides in and the door slides out and open. I haven't noticed it being a big deal. My batteries did spill out onto the sidewalk one time, but I sure don't lose sleep over it.
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Do what a "pro" would do.
Stick a bit of gaffer tape on it.
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too bad that we can't get the old style cases for them, my old MX has 90% of the camera protected by it's case.
The case also covers the battery cover, making them imposible to fall out.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Finn Quote
It's happened to me a few times too, actually. The spring on the sliding latch is very quick to trip. If the camera is sitting on a rough surface (like some fabrics), and I pick it up in a certain way, the latch slides in and the door slides out and open. I haven't noticed it being a big deal. My batteries did spill out onto the sidewalk one time, but I sure don't lose sleep over it.
Haha I remember Jeff from DCResource getting really ticked off at the poor design of Fuji S6000's battery latch and how it would pop open at the slightest knock leave him "scrambling for the batteries on the floor"

haha!

I've never really had that problem before. Like when I was loading batteries, sometimes I don't push it in hard enough and the latch fails to lock and the lid pops back but never had a battery spill during operation.

Hope you get it sorted out. Haha the tape is crude but it may help to solve your problem temporarily.
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superglue it shut.. oh wait.. nevermind.. u can't change battery that way :-p!
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QuoteOriginally posted by FotoPete Quote
Jeff from DCResource getting really ticked off at the poor design of Fuji S6000's battery latch

I don't think Jeff has found any door or latch that wasn't "flimsy".
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