Modified Camera Battery-compartment Clasp

About: i make, mend and modify things from rubbish, whether found or donated, whilst travelling around these islands off the coast of europe

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!

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    Phil B

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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.