The Canon EOS Elan 7 is constructed of a mix of metal and plastic, but one of the most important parts of this otherwise magnificent film camera features a design flaw, making it easily broken: The film door latch is constructed of cheap plastic which will snap off if slamming the film door shut too violently, causing the door to not be able to lock.
Today you'll learn how to easily replace the door latch for under $20, in less than 15 minutes. This is much cheaper and easier than an out-of-warranty Canon repair. This is the 2nd time I broke this part; the first time, Canon had my camera for 14 days and charged $120 for replacing this part. This isn't the only guide out there, but I thought the pictures in others were hard to distinguish.
Supplies: Replacement Door Latch (found online below), small jewelers philips head screwdriver, and a bit of time.