General Instructions Installing Battery
Covers and Card Covers.
A few customers have stated they were able to install the battery cover
/ card cover
by filing on some part of the cover and then slightly forcing it in position. We
never recommend that.
You will need a Good Quality Phillips screwdriver with a hardened
tip and a pair of Technicians Tweezers. Cheap screwdrivers do not fit the screw
head properly and can easily damage it. We noticed on one recent trip to
our local Ace hardware that they had a house brand #00 or #000 size screwdriver
that was a excellent quality at a reasonable price.
In addition, it is much easier to hold
small parts and put them in place with tweezers instead of your fingers.
You need to work area that is well lit overhead with a clean 24" x 30"
light colored work surface. Floors with a smooth surface is much better than
carpet, in case a part is dropped.
Before you remove anything from your camera look
to see how the battery cover / card cover is hinged and how it operates to open
and close. Look to see if a small spring (or not) is used to keep the door
in position and how it fits when installed. I then look at the front /
rear / bottom cover seams in relation to the battery / card cover to get an idea of what needs to be
removed to Remove and Replace (R&R) the battery cover.
Generally if the battery / card cover fits between
the 2 seams of the Front / Back cover, the case screws will need to removed to
separate the covers just enough to R&R the cover.
In some cameras only the bottom or side cover needs to be
removed or loosened.
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- Camera parts fit precisely and never have to be
forced into position.
- The front and rear covers only need to separate
approximately 1/4 inch to R&R the battery cover.
- When removing screws, note screws of different
lengths and their location.
- Generally the tools required to replace battery
covers are a pair of technicians tweezers and a Phillips screwdriver.