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05-04-2021, 12:13 PM   #1
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Penatx *ist SLR battery cover repair

hi guys. I bought *ist SLR and used only one film roll with it and battery cover broke. the lid has plastic latch and a metal contact to press the batteries down. So metal plate separated from cover. I tried to glue it but it wont hold.
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If just the metal plate is loose/off, you can use a 2 part epoxy- after you clean up any glue residue.
Most "glue" won't stick to metal, nor many plastics- epoxy will.

A picture of the problem may get you a better answer.
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Re-fitting the metal plate shouldn't be a major problem, especially if using a two-part epoxy, but be aware that the plate is a battery contact, and as such forms part of the circuit, so use an absolute minimum of adhesive and keep it clear of the exposed side of the plate where it touches the battery and where it touches the other contacts in the camera body.
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So itís just metal plate to plastic.
I used JB Weld two part epoxy to glue it back in place. Worked great. And after 36hr of curing - i closed the lid and everything worked! Until it didnít - i picked you the camera 1 hr later and that plate contact popped our again and latch fell apart again😤
Need stronger glue ?

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Did the metal separate from the epoxy?
If so you need to roughen(sand) the back side of the metal to give the epoxy something to grip.

Or maybe it is really "broke" and you will have to use duct tape to hold it on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DonV Quote
Did the metal separate from the epoxy?
If so you need to roughen(sand) the back side of the metal to give the epoxy something to grip.

Or maybe it is really "broke" and you will have to use duct tape to hold it on.
Ya sand the back side of the metal plate sound like a great idea.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DonV Quote
Did the metal separate from the epoxy?
If so you need to roughen(sand) the back side of the metal to give the epoxy something to grip.

Or maybe it is really "broke" and you will have to use duct tape to hold it on.
No itís not broke . Itís just plate separated from plastic cover

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The design is similar to that of my MZ-50. The contact on the body side is indicated by the arrow. The plate is held on by the four posts that have a slight mushroom head on them. A small amount of epoxy adhesive placed near the posts should do the trick. As long as you don't get epoxy on the compartment side of the post near the contact areas (battery and compartment) you should be ok.

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