Help change AE1 battery door

Discussion in 'Canon FD' started by michel_mollard, May 31, 1999.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.



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