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Need to repair broken battery compartment door on an Olympus

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Need to repair broken battery compartment door on an Olympus Camedia c-725. What will such a repair cost, so I can determine if its worth it for such an old camera.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
Note: Considering the age and present value of this camera, paying the cost of having it repaired(my research indicates that parts are scarce and very few services will commit to trying to fix a unit that is this old), approximately $50 to $55 really depends on how attached to the camera you are. The standard "rule of thumb" is if the repair cost is greater than 50% of the value of the camera, it is not worth it. A good used or refurbished Olympus c-725 replacement can be purchased on auction sites for about $20-$45. In addition, almost all newer digital cameras starting at around $85 will far outperform this older model.
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