Help change AE1 battery door : LUSENET : Canon FD : One Thread

The battery door of my AE1 is broken. I own an other body out of order I can cannibalize. How to exchange the doors? Is it possible without opening the camera top? Thank you for your help.

-- Michel Mollard (, May 31, 1999


Hello Michel,

You do not have to take the camera apart. The door can be changed from the outside. I needed a pair of needlenose pliers with strong grippy jaws. Open the door and locate the hinge pin - you should see about 1-2 mm of it exposed inside the door. Grab the hinge pin with the pliers and slide it axially into the body. The door should come out. Install the new door and slide the pin back into the door.


-- Duane Kucheran (, June 09, 1999.

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