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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Wed 13-Oct-10 02:21 PM
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"D40X Battery Door"


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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.

Rich

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 13-Oct-10 02:45 PM
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#1. "RE: D40X Battery Door"
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Hi Rich,

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!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Wed 13-Oct-10 07:20 PM
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#2. "RE: D40X Battery Door"
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Savannah, US
          

Thanks Marty. Do you know if there's any special trick to getting the broken piece out and inserting the new door? Thanks.

Rich

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 13-Oct-10 08:01 PM
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#3. "RE: D40X Battery Door"
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Hi Rich,

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.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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MattLonganbach Registered since 14th Oct 2010Thu 14-Oct-10 05:51 PM
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#4. "RE: D40X Battery Door"
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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.

  

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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 15-Oct-10 11:46 AM
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#5. "RE: D40X Battery Door"
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Great. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the help guys!

Rich

  

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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 16-Dec-10 07:51 PM
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#6. "RE: D40X Battery Door"
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Savannah, US
          

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!

Rich

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 16-Dec-10 09:09 PM
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#7. "RE: D40X Battery Door"
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Hi Rich,

Glad you got it working.
Thanks for the follow up.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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