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Old Nov 11, 2005, 4:19 PM   #1
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Well, I finally did it. I broke my Cool Pix 990.('',
Got in a hurry to close the battery compartment door and broke off two of the tiny latch tabs. Now, the door won't stay shut with batteries in. Anyone else had to deal with this problem? If so, what is the fix?

Thanks for any responses.

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Old Nov 11, 2005, 5:58 PM   #2
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Anyone else had to deal with this problem? If so, what is the fix?
Almost all Coolpix users have this problem, there are solutions:

- rubber band (cost nothing :G)

- buy a cover (40$)

http://www.digitalcamerapartsdepot.com/Nikon.asp


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Old Nov 11, 2005, 5:59 PM   #3
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Is my CoolPix 990 a virtual antique already??
BTW, my 950 is more antique than your 990 :G, still love it
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Old Nov 11, 2005, 6:04 PM   #4
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Or you could use duct tape.

Most pro's duct tape something on their equipment at some point in their careers!

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Old Nov 11, 2005, 6:17 PM   #5
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Step by step instructions for DIY repair for about $20 here:

http://r.ruffin.home.att.net/cp990/C...tchRepair.html
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 2:30 PM   #6
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Appreciate your response!
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 2:34 PM   #7
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Terry, duct tape would not hold it..too much pressure from inside..but thanks for the suggestion
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 2:35 PM   #8
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Terry, duct tape would not hold it..too much pressure from inside..but thanks for the suggestion
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 2:40 PM   #9
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Thanks, Steve. I knew I could count on you! I appreciate all who answered! That DIY sounds pretty challenging, but I may just try it.
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