Almost every Canon AL-1 I have ever seen used has a broken battery latch. This latch, which should hold the vertically placed two AAA cells, is one of the most flimsy 'works of art' Canon ever made.

The camera is superb but how to keep the batteries from falling out taxes my imagination. Anyone have creative ideas how to secure this latch? I have thought of drilling a tiny hole on the center top of the battery compartment and working a bracket of some sort but I would like to know how others have dealt with this dilemma before taking drastic measures.

It is so tempting to put in good batteries and then place a drop or two of crazy glue in the latch in order to seal up the mess. But then, when I had to change batteries I would be crying anew. Thank you. - David Lyga