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Green light for flash doesn't come on

Hi:

Camera was dropped. Flash cover is cracked. Range finder works. Shutters open and close. How do you open the flash unit? Is there a service manual available?

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Norbert

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  • NorbertV Feb 17, 2008

    That's why I'm here and not at the service centre.

  • NorbertV Feb 17, 2008

    Hi
    I am looking for a repair manual. I have already dowloaded the instruction manuals. I did send an email just in case!

  • NorbertV Feb 17, 2008

    Link doesn't apply to this camera. Flash unit integral part of camera. No visible screws to take it apart or remove it!

  • NorbertV Feb 18, 2008

    The dilette.com manual is not a service manual -- I emailed them to confirm

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I didnt find any schematics or service manual for your camera, and looks like you have to put your hands on the camera to fix the problem. If it can help you here is the link to a company which has the service manual for on Miniportrait 203 for sale.

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Hi,

Check THIS link out but there are no diagrams.i am still looking for a good one. hope this helps in fixing ur problem..

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Usually, Polaroid resists letting anyone but an authorized service center mess with their stuff.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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