Jackie asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 4 months ago

on my Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 the battery compartment will not snap shut?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    You can get a used one of the same model for cheap or get a new camera. A 4mp camera is crummy to say the least. It is ancient technology also.

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    The service center won't accept that anymore. It's too old and no parts available. You may have a better chance, although still slim, at an independent camera repair shop.

    You can try eBay for an exact replacement for the door if the problem is there. If you are handy then that might be a good project for you. If not, you can bring it to any electronics repair shop and ask them to do it for you. If the problem is on the body, that will be more difficult.

    Don't want to spend? Tape does work but gets messy and can look gharish. You can drill a tiny hole through the door and straight to a flat plastic part of the battery compartment then use an equally tiny flat-head self-tapping screw to hold the door in place. Changing the battery will be a hassle but cosmetically, it rocks. Anyway, do you really use that old dinosaur that much still?

  • Sumi
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    This is pretty common problem with point-and-shoot cameras.  You'll need to send the camera in for repairs which should be between $70-$100.

    Years ago (1999) I worked at a camera shop.  At that time Minolta had a flat rate for their repairs.  Regardless of how minor or major the repair, it was the same price.

    If repairing the camera is not economically feasible for you, then just use a strip of electrical tape and tape the door down.  Ugly fix?  For sure, but it's a cheap temp fix.

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