Question about Polaroid 690 SLR Instant Camera

9 Answers

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

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • 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

×

9 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 103 Answers

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.
Fotobean

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 1,894 Answers

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

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,226 Answers

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.

mlenavz

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,665 Answers

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

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 638 Answers

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.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Expert
  • 1,257 Answers

Try to use fixing solution like araldite adhesive.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 790 Answers

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

  • carlos fernandez Jr.
    carlos fernandez Jr. Jul 02, 2008

    dont rate me if your polaroid is not fixed!

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 382 Answers

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!!..

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers

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

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • jithin antony Jul 02, 2008

    look also in www.polaroid.com

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Polaroid 690 SLR-The switch between manual focus and auto focus, does not appear to operate normally. Maybe I do not know how to use it, however I cannot manual focus. Are you familiar with this camera and...


Not sure if this will help, but according to the manual, to use manual focus, push the button down until the red portion is visible, and turn the manual focus control dial until the image appears in focus in the viewfinder. Then, take the photo as normal. To return to autofocus, just return the switch to its normal position.

Sep 15, 2011 | Polaroid 690 SLR Instant Camera

3 Answers

Green light for flash doesn't come on


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

Feb 17, 2008 | Polaroid MiniPortrait 203 Instant Camera

1 Answer

How to close a polaroid camera


HELLO,
JUST PUSH FORWARD ON THE TOP OF THE FLASH UNIT AND IT WILL PIVOT DOWNWARD.

May 15, 2010 | Polaroid OneStep Express Instant Camera

1 Answer

Is there a battery in the camera, if there is where is it located polaroid 690 slr


All power for the electronic flash, autofocusing system and advanced electronics is derived from the wafer-thin battery in each film pack. I hope this helps and good luck. Please vote accordingly and leave a comment.

Oct 29, 2009 | Polaroid 690 SLR Instant Camera

1 Answer

Help with Polaroid 600 film choices & how to use One Step Cameras


the flash will work when you put film in. the film has a battery and the camera works off the battery in the film. the arrows make the picture dark or light.
the polaroid spectra onyx made in 1987 is a totally sharp and beautiful looking camera. you also can put filters on the front of it. this camera was used by law enforcement many years ago so it is made very steardy and well. i own one myself and the pictures are perfect everytime. look this camera up on Ebay, you will not be disappointed.

also, here is a website for you to look up film information
polaroids.theskeltons.org

this website will have everything you need and more

Jan 03, 2009 | Instant Cameras

1 Answer

Polaroid 690 slr camera will not take photographs.


Have you tried a new filmpack. Reason for asking is if you have an old filmpack, since the batteries are stored in each filmpack, sometimes expired or old filmpacks have been sitting around and lose some of their power. This makes the battery dead or low voltage that can drive all the shutters and lens focus, but fail to extract the film after exposure. Also check your rollers in front that they move and the gear on the side for wear. Another test is to set the flash on and time how long it takes for the flash to get ready. Anything over one minute is too long and I would replace the filmpack with a newer one. BTW: Most 600 filmpacks are old and stored for long periods.

Oct 23, 2008 | Polaroid 690 SLR Instant Camera

1 Answer

Canon FTb 1974


I used to use a Canon older than yours. So I'm guessing it might have the same construction. The film advance knob may have a small holding pin or it is just out of it's correct position. If you can feel the knob and see if you can hook the pin back on then your problem is partially solved. If that doesn't work a techncian would probably dismantle the camera from the top as well as from the hinge. It can be fixed but I'm not sure if the fixing will be cheap. I'm a handyman of sort so I would try to unhinge the pin (other side of the knob) and use a flashlight and a long thin wire to see if I can unclip the side that is hooked to the knob. Either way, this is not going to be easy and you need to be careful not to scratch(at least minimize) the inside of the camera or damage any part of the shutter. This is almost like a doctor doing brain surgergy so if you don't have a steady hand and even temper don't try it. It's not going to be easy. Usually the back cover has the hook and the advance knob has the flat metal sheet that holds on to the cover's hook. If you can pull this metal sheet up, that should release the back cover. You'd have to use a strong wire or paper clip. Not the copper types but the stainless steel ones and use a long nose plier to create a hook.

Jul 18, 2008 | Instant Cameras

1 Answer

690 viewfinder pin wont close


ok removed the cover first! but you have to careful to remove the cover this is have lift up locks at the side cover of the plastic! you need tools like Pincer Twisser, precission tolls! and lift hook screw!

Jul 02, 2008 | Polaroid 690 SLR Instant Camera

1 Answer

Image Problems


the film is pulled by gears as u click and wind..one gear tooth broke inside camera body causes weird things like u said and then catches to move around to get the clich again. dont know if gear is plastic or metal I read on internet some metal gear replacements....try looking there. really not sure but i think im in the ball park. CrazyLarry

Jun 27, 2007 | Lomo Oktomat 35mm Film Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Polaroid 690 SLR Instant Camera Logo

237 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Polaroid Instant Cameras Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7686 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

13437 Answers

Paolo Torres

Level 3 Expert

485 Answers

Are you a Polaroid Instant Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...