Introduction

The camera shell is the plastic casing that makes up the outside of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8; which is meant to hide wires, protect the film, and hold the main components of this camera together in a compact manner. A damaged shell will compromise the integrity of the device and may cause other parts of the camera to malfunction.

Start off by looking at your camera and rotating it to locate all the screws. There should be eight screws in all. Start off by looking at your camera and rotating it to locate all the screws. There should be eight screws in all. Start off by looking at your camera and rotating it to locate all the screws. There should be eight screws in all.
  • Start off by looking at your camera and rotating it to locate all the screws. There should be eight screws in all.

This doesnt show it but there is a screw under a plastic "pop out" cover where the photo comes out at the top

Margaret Compton - Reply

Press the tab down in order to unlatch the film compartment cover. Remove the film from the compartment(if any is present) Remove the compartment cover completely.
  • Press the tab down in order to unlatch the film compartment cover.

  • Remove the film from the compartment(if any is present)

  • Remove the compartment cover completely.

  • Begin by using the small #00 Philips head screwdriver and turning at a counter-clockwise fashion to remove screws.

How do i remove the compartment cover?

lucy jane holman - Reply

Use the plastic opening tools and spudger to safely remove the front shell casing. Use the plastic opening tools and spudger to safely remove the front shell casing. Use the plastic opening tools and spudger to safely remove the front shell casing.
  • Use the plastic opening tools and spudger to safely remove the front shell casing.

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Lift the front part of shell up, assuring not to pull too hard due a spring that is connect to the shell and the inside of the camera. Carefully, using a small #00 Philips head screwdriver, remove the spring from the inside component of the camera.
  • Lift the front part of shell up, assuring not to pull too hard due a spring that is connect to the shell and the inside of the camera.

  • Carefully, using a small #00 Philips head screwdriver, remove the spring from the inside component of the camera.

  • At this point you should have the shell removed completely. Congratulations! Repeat the steps backwards to get the shell back on your camera unit.

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Conclusion

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

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For removing initial screws, there are 9 screws. The 9th screw is under the cover overlying the exit of the Polaroid film area. (hidden under the cover)

princesslsy - Reply

but where near the exit? i cannot find it

Emily Birkler -

It's at the top of the camera where you get picture.

xxx -

I need the circular yellow plastic piece that goes around the lens. How can I obtain that? How do I attach?

jason81173 - Reply

I've drop my instax mini 8 at the airport and it looks perfectly fine at first until I realized that the film compartment has broken and it can't close its 'door', but the instax still can be use just need to press the door against the film everytime I used which is annoying. Does anyone know how to fix it?

Siti Syuhanna hussein - Reply

I accidentally got sand under the shutter while I was at the beach, and now the button won't click. How do I fix this?

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