for the bauer S 715 XL users - spare

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for the bauer S 715 XL users - spare

Post by jean » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:34 pm

having a slow day at work, I keep scanning through my regular sites.. and found that wittner sells the infamous battery compartment door for the bauer 715 XL. At a whopping 48,72 EUR exluding tax, however - but at least, there is an option now. I guess this sad masterpiece of costcutting has condemmned many of these fine cameras to paperweights. ... e=so_eteil

BTW, I'm in no way affiliated to those guys, just browsing their site and sharing what I think could be useful info!
have fun!

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Post by joey peeps » Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:16 am

my 715's battery door is also looking rather dubious . if 10 or 15 people
were to request it , i would entertain making some replacement parts for
this thing . the tabs that swing into place to lock the door are delicate and fragile looking . i'd probably make them out of delrin plastic.
'friend' price would be about $12 a pair(left and right) for 2 tiny pieces of plastic , machined on an $80,000 milling machine. setup would
be a bitch for parts this small , but i'm a fanatic and i freakout about
things like this.

let me know what you think.

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Post by Petteri » Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:08 am

I tryed to make new "clips" into my battery holder, but it was not so easy as you would think of. I managed to make those "clips", but it came so tight that i nearly broke the handle :-(

I found another way to fix that problem thought ;-)


I got the "replacenment part" from, uh hmmm "dryer tool" or what ever it is in english. Just go to nearest cheap hardware store and you wild such dryer for 20$.

More pictures in here: ... =rakentelu


b.t.w. It's very easy to make plug for outer pover source as well. I made it for cam, it's in the picture ;-)[/url]

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Post by joey peeps » Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:19 pm

purrfect riddler, purrffect (catwoman Lee Merriwether). very agile and clever/clever . nice one.
no machine tools needed. great idea!

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Re: for the bauer S 715 XL users - spare

Post by bradagua » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:26 pm

if anyone knows the solution posted above please fill me in. I just bought a bauer 715 and I'm trying to find a fix for this

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