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Canon PowerShot A540: battery door/memory stick door not completely closed. 1/16th inch opening toward front of camera. Can this be fixed by me, or must it be replaced with a new ''door''?


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It depends on what's holding or keeping the door open. Is it the battery compartment, or the memory stick holder? Or is the door just sprung? Some problems require taking the camera apart. there is a metal flex piece in the memory compartment that could have gotten out of position, and is causing the problem. In this case, you might be able to take something to push it back into place deep inside the memory card holder. That's about all you can maybe try without taking the camera apart to see what's going on. If you don't have any success with that, you can try to take the camera apart, but it's kind of tedious, and you have to make sure you discharge the flash capacitor once you get to the insides (it won't hurt you, but will startle you, possible causing you to drop the camera and do further damage). You can short out the contacts of the capacitor with a screwdriver- be ready to hear a sharp pop when you do it, and do it 2 or 3 times, just to make sure all the charge is drained from the capacitor (their job is to store voltage). You can check with a camera shop on what they might charge, and have them look at it, but get an estimate first. Oftentimes, the cost of repair is high, and in that case, it's often better just to consider getting a new camera on sale. I've seen name brand 10.2 mp cameras going for $69 on sale, and that's usually cheaper than the cost of repair. Hope this helps, and it's something simple you can fix yourself. Good luck.
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