this camera's two AA batteries over time had worn away the clasp that held the door closed. amongst other things i tried making a new clasp by heat welding a plastic strip from an id card into the door. it was kind of like a mortise and tenon joint but failed due to forces from the batteries wanting to push out.
so i came up with a longer strip that i could buckle under the camera strap mount.
anyway the pictures will speak their thousand words and explain more clearly!
You have a good solution to a fairly common problem. I guess we are all supposed to buy a new, more expensive camera. My wife's first camera has this problem. I considered making a steel plate the length of the camera's bottom, drilling a hole to match the 1/4 x 20 tripod socket, and inserting a cap screw. She never used the tripod socket, anyway. But, she wanted a better camera with less shutter lag so she could get better pictures of fast-moving grandchildren.

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