Loose battery door on Leica Mini II

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by gregl, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. gregl

    gregl Guest

    My take-everywhere P&S has been a Leica Mini II for a little over a
    year (I bought it used). I've taken a few hundred pictures with it and
    it's wonderful.

    But today, after I replaced the battery, the battery door no longer
    latches right. It closes, but opens right back up with any movement and
    lets the battery fall right out.

    I don't see anything that looks broken on it, so I suppose whatever is
    broken is inside. Any thoughts on whether I can fix it myself? I have a
    feeling that a professional repair will cost more than I paid for it,
    and more than I could replace it for. I paid about US$90, and they're
    probably selling for less now.

    I'm thinking of just taping it shut. The door is designed to slide out
    for a short distance, then pivot open. If the tape can prevent the door
    from sliding out, then it won't pivot open and the battery will stay

    Thanks for any ideas.

    gregl, Feb 1, 2005
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  2. gregl

    The Wogster Guest

    There are only two tools that you ever need, WD40 and duct tape, if it
    doesn't move and it should, use the WD40, if it moves and it shouldn't
    use the duct tape.

    Maybe you should see if you can find another camera the same, where the
    battery door works, use one and keep the other for parts.

    The Wogster, Feb 1, 2005
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