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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Flash Unit Replacement

What you need

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    • You start off with the camera.

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    • Open up the back and remove the film cartridge.

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    • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the bottom of the camera.

    • Remove the two screws on the side of the camera.

    • Additionally, there are two screws in the battery compartment which also need to be removed.

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    • Once all screws are removed, gently pry open the front casing with your hands or a prying tool.

    • There will be a spring that attaches the front casing and the main circuit board, so take care as to not break the spring.

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    • You should now be able to see the flash unit. Take care to not touch the large black capacitor on the top. It will still have a charge and will hurt.

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    • Unscrew the two screws attaching the flash to the main circuit board. The flash unit will detach away from the motherboard, now leaving just the connecting wires to remove next.

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    • With a solder kit, heat the connecting solder points to open the connection, thus removing the connecting wires. There are many ways to do this, depending on the available tools on hand.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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10 Comments

Where can I purchase the flash unit?

Casey Sanders - Reply

Hi, did you ever find out where to replace the flash light unit?

Rachel Street -

Why is all the camera lights flashing red and doesn't work?

medgabby - Reply

Will the camera work without any flash, or are the connections required for the whole thing to function ?

Hyaku Gen - Reply

Where can I find the flash unit to purchase??

Maria - Reply

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