Yes, but if the slot the battery goes into is the problem it will still allow any amount of batteries you try to come lose.
Stick a bit of card (usually a business card) between the battery and the back cover. stick it to the inside of the back cover, and see if that fixes it.
"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."
I have an 8310 that did the same thing and was told it was a hardware failure. Sent it off to the BB repair shop last week and hopefully get it back tomorrow night. I'm starting to wonder if that was really the problem as I'm seeing this kind of problem pop up in the forums a lot lately.