The main problem with home handyman superglue repairs, is
the time taken to remove it all! The user has no control over where it goes
so, on cameras & other complicated devices, where there are many small
pockets/cavities & lugs, Super Glue will flow to these places and glue
them up too. Superglue does have chemicals that affect camera plastics but
will not effect a proper repair.
Before I can do my thing, I have to remove all traces of
it, this takes time.
Battery lids are
often abused. Minute tabs & sliding
locks can break very easily. This Kodak has had
snap lock on the lip of the lid rebuilt
Another Kodak with
one has a hinged, sliding lock arrangement
The hinge had broken and
all the lock tabs were missing. An attempt to repair this with super glue
made the job a real chore. The base plate was glued to the main body and it
had to be removed. At least an hour spent achieving this & cleaning it
all off. Lock tabs measuring 2mm to 3mm were rebuilt & ground to shape
with a Dremel grinder.