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Old Sep 23, 2003, 1:18 PM   #1
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Default Battery cover problem on CP950

The 950 battery cover has two sets of lugs to keep it on. The lugs are molded into the plastic both in the body and on the cover. On my camera, which was bought when the 950 first arrived a couple years ago, the lugs have broken off. This means the cover will not keep the batteries in place, and without that, the camera has no power. Plastic sucks.

Any suggestions for a repair?

Beware you 950 owners, this is definitely a vulnerable place!
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Old Sep 24, 2003, 6:43 PM   #2
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I have had a 950 since it was introduced in 1999. it has taken over 20,000 photos, traveled to Europe 5 times, still works OK. No problem with the battery door or any other door.

I did lose my lens cap last month in Poland.
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Old Sep 25, 2003, 2:25 PM   #3
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Default Battery cover problem on CP950

My CP950 developed the same problem about a year ago, I talked my local dealer into ordering a replacement cover from Nikon, which I fitted without problems.
You should also be able to replace it yourself, if you know how to handle small screwdrivers.
The right side of the camera can be seperated just enough, if you remove all the small crosshead screws (there are 16 of them in two sizes) to remove the old compartment door and put the new one in place.
All you need is patience and the right size screwdriver.
Good luck with your restored CP 950.
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 10:41 PM   #4
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I did lose my lens cap last month in Poland.
I hate that lens cap! It is so small...I dropped mine and stepped on it trying to find it...broke the little loop off. I bought another from a web store for $6. I keep a large rubber band in the loop of this one. When I remove the cap to shoot, I "wear" it as a bracelet! I would like to attach it to the cam, but haven't made the effort to find a suitable attachments means.
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