Uh, I'm going to ask a silly question and I mean no insult by it, but, uh....you did bring the end tab of the new roll of film all the way over to the winder spool and lay it flat against the gear teeth before closing the back?
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It is not possible for me to find a manual, but the camera looks like my my EOS5oo (film camera, not the digital one)
I still have some film camera's from Canon and the way to put in the film is the same in almost every one, so I give it a try. Make sure you have the correct batteries in the camera. You can check by turning the mode dial to any position other than L and look on the display. If the battery symbol is flashing, it is too low. Turn the mode dial to the L. Open the camera, then put the roll in the left hand space and while holding the spool in place pull out enough film (one to 2 inch) to reach the orange point on the right hand side. Then close the camera.
If you pulled out more film, please put it back in the spool by turning the knob.
As soon as the camera is closed it will spool the film to the starting point. A little spool symbol and the ISO will be visible on the display. When the spool is blinking something went wrong and you have to insert again.
I'm not sure if your camera detects the correct ISO, but if not you have to correct that your self. I don't know how to do that.
I think there is a category for analog cameras too. This one was in digital cameras. Success
These cameras have the battery built in to the instant photo cartridge; every time a new cartridge is loaded the camera therefore gets a fresh battery as well.
Stored in cool, dry conditions the cameras will last a very long while. I've owned one since 1978 and last used it around 1983 but when I ran a film pack through it last year it worked perfectly.
The only thing which may cause a problem is if the grease on internal moving parts dries out, but there aren't many such parts, just a motor and very simple photo eject mechanism. Not like the myriad of tiny precision parts in a regular film camera which may jam under such circumstances.
In short, the most of the remaining Polaroid cameras should long outlast the availability of the instant photo packs which are no longer in production and which do not stay fresh forever.
Regarding the issue of "the light is not on when i open it" you'll need to state which exact model you're referring to and which light. The only one which I'm aware of was the flash ready light on the later models which had a built in flash forming part of the camera lens cover.
The flashing H means hat the camera has detected a hardware fault on starting up. It can also mean that the film has mis-loaded. Try removing the film & then the battery to reset it. Put the battery back & switch on. If it's still doing it then I'm afraid it's got the 'flashing "H" of Doom'. Although this is repairable, it's usually not economically viable.
I am guessing that the film is supposed to wind itself on when you close the camera? If you open the camera you may see that the film "leader" has not been drawn into the camera. When you load the film pull a small amount of the film (1 or 2 inches) out from the canister and place it into the (usually) right hand side of the camera where you will see the gears waiting to engage in the sprockets to pull the film in. The film should also lay flat across the rear of the camera where there are gears top and bottom that should engage with the film.Also check you have fresh batteries.
i think it means the film hasn't loaded properly. I had this and opened up the back and the film hadn't wound so it wasn't exposed. Anyway i just wound the film around a bit and shut the back and it turned on like normal. hope this helps.