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12-09-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Battery door broken

Morning all. Apologies for signing up just to ask for help, feel like a bit of a leech.

That said, I had a minor disaster with the battery enclosure on my K100d yesterday, and I've no idea where to start.

It's my own fault, I have a tripod mount on the bottom which I always leave on, and it had rotated slightly so it fouled the edge of the battery compartment door. I didn't realise, and as I opened the battery door (heavy handedly it would seem) little bits of plastic and springs(?) flew in all directions. I now have the door (seems to be a seperate inner and outer skin) still attached on it's hinge, but having tried to re-assemble the bits I have it doesn't seem to go, and I've a feeling I've probably lost something.

Is there anywhere I can get a replacement battery door and fix it myself?

Do I need to take it into a shop, or will I need to be speaking to Pentax?

ANY help or suggestions very greatly appreciated. I just don't know where to start really! I'm game for having a go at fixing it myself, but it looks very fiddly.

12-10-2009, 04:18 AM   #2
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You could have a look at the K100D Service Manual for some ideas, courtesy of Pentax-Hack.

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