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Polaroid 690 camera wont close

The small length of plastic that holds the metal pin broke, what can I do to fix this? My camera will not close now

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  • cmshadows615 Jul 02, 2008

    there was no info on pdasmart.com - the viewfinder on my polaroid 690 has a paperclip looking thing on the inside that is loose and my camera will not close or take pictures without me using my finger to adjust the lens

  • cmshadows615 Jul 02, 2008

    The paperclip looking pin inside the viewfinder of my Polaroid 690 is loose and my camera wont close or take a picture without me using my finger to adjust the lens. I dont know how that pin is supposed to fit, or where.

  • cmshadows615 Jul 02, 2008

    There is a paperclip looking pin inside the viewfinder that is loose and my Polaroid 690 camera wont close or take a picture without me using my finger to adjust the lens. I dont know where this pin is supposed to fit or where. Someone said they could tell my how to fix it but that message was lost - please resend

  • cmshadows615 Jul 02, 2008

    whoever sent the message telling me exactly how to fix the viewfinder pin on my polaroid 690 so it closes and I can take pictures without using my finger to adjust the lens please resend, thanks

  • cmshadows615 Jul 02, 2008

    I dont know where that pin inside the viewfinder is supposed to fit

  • cmshadows615 Jul 02, 2008

    no info on pdasmart.com

  • cmshadows615 Jul 02, 2008

    I wouldnt know what to do with the glue since I dont know where the pin is supposed to fit

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Since the camera was built around late 1970's, you're way beyond warranty work. IOW: the only way a professional can repair this is by salvaging parts of a broken one. Polaroid Corporation quit making these around the 1990's. The pin you describe is the top one above the eyepiece which holds up the long plastic hood piece and also has two springs that lower the eyepiece. You have to carefully remove the pin, look for the spring pieces and reattach another rod across the top of the hood. Not an easy thing to do DIY (do it yourself). Also check inside the camera for any pieces inside the rubber bellows that would prevent it from closing. Personally, when Polaroid Corporation quits manufacture of 600 filmpacks - you're camera and my camera will become a relic of the past and useless.
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Hello sir,

this is not a small problem to deal with sir. for fixing this pin you need to have knowledge about opening the cameras.

but even if you have the experience in opening the cameras it is hard to find out where does the pin fit.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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Hello,

How old is the camera? maybe you avail warranty or even vendor can resolve it free for you.

However you can self tech the camera by referring to the user manual. You know it hard to disassemble the camera it needs expert repairman to personally fixed.

in this situation i would rather suggest you to consult the vendor of your camera or contact the nearest service center.

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Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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A special glue for metal and plastic (araldit or super power of cyanoacrulate base ) usually fix that kind of problems.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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Either replace it or
if you have that broken part and you know exactly from where it is broken just stick that plastic part with fevistick or some more power ful material which can hold that metal portion properly .
feel free for further assistance rate the solution as fixya if this helps you.thanks in advance. bye.

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Try to use fixing solution like araldite adhesive.

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Hi

I can tell you exactly how to fix your polaroid 690. do you have experience in basic electronics repairing? if yes! i can teach you how to fixed this....

Thanks!

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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    dont rate me if your polaroid is not fixed!

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Hi,
im really sorry to say this but in this situation you have either go for replacement if you have warranty or you can try to service this if you dont have any warranty..heres the link to polaroid service which you can contact for service..

www.polaroid.com/service

THank you!!..

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Try to look in www.pdasmart.com which gives great technical support

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    look also in www.polaroid.com

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