E-pl5 battery cover door refitting

Started Jul 26, 2013 | Questions thread
Guy Parsons
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I "broke" mine to see how it works....

rondeo wrote:

Anyone know how reattach the battery door ? As I picked the camera up, the strap caught on the corner of the coffee table and it slipped through my hands and dropped onto the carpet, popping off the door. It doesn't appear to be broken, it's just come off. Any advice please


As an experiment I gave a gentle pull on my E-PL5 battery door and it pops off easily. The door hinges on its two very small posts maybe 1mm high each, they push straight back into the socket on the camera. Angle the door about 45 degrees open then push it firmly into place.

Here's my "broken" E-PL5 door..... note the little posts......

Now holding it the correct angle to insert it again......

A firm push and it sits back in place properly........

If either of those little hinge posts are broken off then you need a service repair to get a new door.

Regards..... Guy

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