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Camera Won't Turn on
Either the camera or lights won't turn on.
Batteries Were Put in Wrong
The simplest fix to this problem is to check if the batteries are oriented correctly. To do this, open up the battery compartment and compare the + and - on the battery to the inscription on the compartment.
Batteries Are Dead
The batteries might be drained. Make sure to replace the batteries with 2x AA batteries in the correct orientation. If the camera still won't turn on, try to use alkaline batteries.
Camera Shell Is Damaged
If the camera was dropped or damaged, there could be a piece of the shell that is out of place and inhibiting the function of the capacitor or other components. To fix this, refer to the Shell Replacement Guide.
Camera Won't Take Pictures
Camera is able to turn on, but there's no response from the camera.
Lights Are Blinking or Light by the Viewfinder Won't Turn Off
If the red light by the viewfinder won't stop blinking (or won't turn off), then the problem is most likely related to the batteries. Check that the batteries are oriented correctly or replace dead batteries.
Camera Shell Is Damaged
If the camera was dropped or damaged, there could be a piece of the shell that is out of place and inhibiting the function of the picture button or other components. To fix this, refer to the Shell Replacement Guide.
Flash Doesn't Work
When taking pictures, the flash does not go off.
Replace Flash Bulb
Despite everything else seeming to work, the flash does not go off. The first thing to try would be to replace the flash bulb. Refer to our easy to follow Flash Bulb Replacement Guide.
Capacitor Is Bad
If replacing the flash bulb does not help, then try replacing the capacitor. Follow the steps carefully in our Capacitor Replacement Guide.
Film Is Not Ejecting
After taking a picture, no film comes out of the slot.
Film Is Inserted Incorrectly
More than likely, the film is inserted into the camera incorrectly. Open up the large back panel of the camera and verify that the film is set in place and not jammed. If the film has already been used make sure to do these steps in a dark room as to not expose the film to direct sunlight. It is also possible that the first photo you take after this won't develop.
Motor Is Broken
If the camera is functioning fine, but after a picture is taken no film is ejected and you don't hear the motor humming inside of the camera, then the motor is broken. To fix this, use our Motor Replacement Guide.
Camera Shell Is Broken
The camera shell has a small crack or is chipped, but it is still functioning to some extent.
Replace the Shell
If the camera shell is broken, follow our repair guide for replacing the Camera Shell.
Film Is Over-Exposed Or Completely White
After a picture is taken, the pictures do not develop an image.
Film Bellow Is Torn
If everything on the camera seems to be working fine - the flash, motor, and light by viewfinder - but the pictures are coming out over-exposed or white, the film bellow might be torn. To replace it, refer to our Lens Bellow Replacement Guide.
Film Came into Direct Sunlight
It is possible that you received a faulty film pack, but this is not likely. If the large back cover of the camera was ever opened and a partially used film pack was removed or came into direct sunlight, then many times the film will no longer develop on image. You need to buy new film.