Has anyone replaced their battery door? One of the little "ears" (hinges?) seems to be broken on mine and I'd just as soon not have to send it in to replace it if I can do it myself. TIA.
#1. "RE: D40X Battery Door" | In response to Reply # 0
You should be able to replace the battery door yourself.
You can get the part through Nikon Service or Precision Camera $14.63 , though I have been reading that Precision Camera has been very slow to respond lately.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#3. "RE: D40X Battery Door" | In response to Reply # 2
I don't have a D40 or D60 body to check.
To mount a battery grip, the battery door on the camera must be removed so it should be easy to do. If I remember correctly on the D200 to remove the battery door: open the battery door to a 60 degree angle and pull the battery door at the same angle.
Someone that has a battery grip on their D40/D40X/D60 body should be able to answer this question.
#4. "RE: D40X Battery Door" | In response to Reply # 3
I have a D40, and I found the door comes off really easily, also easy to install. I used an extended grip/battery pack for a little while.
If you have a piece stuck, use something really tacky (gum or something from a hardware store) to pluck it out.
#6. "RE: D40X Battery Door" | In response to Reply # 5
Closing the loop here. I pulled the door off and found that it wasn't broken at all. I think it just had a little play in it that made me think it was broken. The good news is that the Nikon part was less than $3. Now I have a spare door!