I bought a used Canon AL-1 about a year ago that was in fabulous shape, except for its Achillies heel - the battery door latch. Found a source for a replacement and after half an hour of futzing around with it I finally got it installed and the camera put back together. Well, today, the battery door latch broke. I really don't understand what Canon's engineers were thinking when they designed it. The other A series cameras also had a poor battery door design. I wish there was a good solution for this problem, but I suspect it's going to be duct tape.