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#1 Gregory Almond

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:15 PM

How do you remove the battery door in order to attach the clip on battery for the a-minima, or have i been doing it wrong and it goes somewhere else?

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:01 AM

Push the door toward the back of the camera and the front of the door will be able to swing outward like a door. The battery goes in the same way then locks with a lever on the rear side of the battery.
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#3 Gregory Almond

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:23 AM

yes, but the door is still in the way of the battery hooking into the minima.
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#4 Nathan Milford

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:31 AM

On older cameras the door was attached the hinge.

You need to send it in to Abel (or whoever) to have it modified to accept the NiMH clip-ons.

They need to crack open the shell of the camera and disengage (from the inside of the shell) the bar that holds the battery door on. Then they have to remove the bar from the hinge and modify the door, add springs to it, then put it all back together with the bar fitted and set correctly so batteries will be snug when engaged.

It's a simple thing that takes quite a bit of effort to achieve. You'd think you could just go at it with a dremel.. you'd be wrong.

- nathan (Former, factory trained mind you, Aaton repair tech)
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#5 Gregory Almond

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:36 PM

ah, i see.

Thank you very much

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