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    Posted: 15 October 2020 at 01:19
I have read the instructions for replacing the date back battery but have been unsuccessful in removing the cover. Is there a trick to this?

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It requires more force than you would think necessary !
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Thanks! I certainly don't want to damage the camera but I have applied tremendous force already. I'll try again. I can't believe Minolta made it this difficult.

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Minolta didn't .
When new I expect it was fairly easy to open .
After not being moved for twenty plus years probably hasn't helped !

When I get home from work I'll take a couple of pictures to show which way it opens .
At least you'll know your pushing the right way then !
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Thanks so much!
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You need to press the left side of the plastic battery cover (the higher side) to the right and then lift. Mounted/locked there's a small gap on the right side and this needs to vanish until the cover can be lifted and comes off.
If you look carefully then you notice an arrow on the battery cover indicating the direction you need to slide it (> to the right). But certainly the force to push the cover is quite high, especially when not removed for awhile. Just tried it on mine.

Mind that the automatic calender of the 800si Quartz Data back runs through the year 2019 only
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Originally posted by Micholand Micholand wrote:

Mind that the automatic calender of the 800si Quartz Data back runs through the year 2019 only


Great advice on here for people! However, do you think Minolta knew something that we didn't, even at that stage...?

Best regards, Neil.

Edited by owenn01 - 15 October 2020 at 17:05
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Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Originally posted by Micholand Micholand wrote:

Mind that the automatic calender of the 800si Quartz Data back runs through the year 2019 only


Great advice on here for people! However, do you think Minolta knew something that we didn't, even at that stage...?

Best regards, Neil.


Maybe they didn't expect that the camera would last that long
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2020 at 23:16
Originally posted by vitor vitor wrote:

Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Originally posted by Micholand Micholand wrote:

Mind that the automatic calender of the 800si Quartz Data back runs through the year 2019 only


Great advice on here for people! However, do you think Minolta knew something that we didn't, even at that stage...?

Best regards, Neil.


Maybe they didn't expect that the camera would last that long


Or maybe they were already planning the Dynax 7 and knew you'd be buying that ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2020 at 23:29
As promised , here it is in pictures !
Welcome to the forum BTW

Here you can see it clearly .
The whole piece of clear plastic is removed to change the battery .
Note the slight gap to the right of the battery retainer .
Dynax 800si data back battery cover by Neil , on Flickr

Press it with your finger sideways from left to right , you'll notice that the gap has now gone on the right .
While doing this , the left hand side of the clear cover will lift forward away from the back .
On mine when I did it , it virtually popped out .
Dynax 800si data back battery cover by Neil , on Flickr

You can see with it off the arrow that points to the right , underneath the "CR"
Dynax 800si data back battery cover by Neil , on Flickr

And here you can see under the raised bit how the catch attaches to the camera back .
Dynax 800si data back battery cover by Neil , on Flickr

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Post Options Post Options   Quote vitor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2020 at 23:57
Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

Originally posted by vitor vitor wrote:

Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Originally posted by Micholand Micholand wrote:

Mind that the automatic calender of the 800si Quartz Data back runs through the year 2019 only


Great advice on here for people! However, do you think Minolta knew something that we didn't, even at that stage...?

Best regards, Neil.


Maybe they didn't expect that the camera would last that long


Or maybe they were already planning the Dynax 7 and knew you'd be buying that ?


They had the 9 in the works before the 7 ... Who knows
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