Tools Featured in this Teardown

Introduction

This guide shows you how to completely disassemble your camera.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Polaroid One-Step 600, use our service manual.

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Open the flash/lens compartment of the Polaroid camera to a 30 degree angle with the horizontal.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: BE CAREFUL NOT TO YANK THE TWO SECTIONS APART BECAUSE THE BAND WIRE STILL ATTACHES THEM! Image 2/3: BE CAREFUL NOT TO YANK THE TWO SECTIONS APART BECAUSE THE BAND WIRE STILL ATTACHES THEM! Image 3/3: BE CAREFUL NOT TO YANK THE TWO SECTIONS APART BECAUSE THE BAND WIRE STILL ATTACHES THEM!
  • Separate the flash section of the camera from the main body by unhooking the sides.

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO YANK THE TWO SECTIONS APART BECAUSE THE BAND WIRE STILL ATTACHES THEM!

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Open the battery/ cartridge compartment fully.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Insert spudger in between face of camera and sides where the four tabs are located.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Once tabs are released, pull face of camera straight out.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: There are two pieces to the capture button and both should be removed. Image 2/2: There are two pieces to the capture button and both should be removed.
  • Remove the capture button if it did not pop out when you removed the face.

  • There are two pieces to the capture button and both should be removed.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Using a screw driver, pry the tabs of the outer case away from the metal frame. Image 2/3: Once the tabs are removed slide the metal frame forward. Image 3/3: Once the tabs are removed slide the metal frame forward.
  • To remove the back of the camera, you have to find the tabs located near the hinges of the battery and film compartment.

  • Using a screw driver, pry the tabs of the outer case away from the metal frame.

  • Once the tabs are removed slide the metal frame forward.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Pull the metal frame away from the case. Image 2/2: The entire case will come off but the flash compartment will come with the insides of the camera.
  • Remove the battery and film compartment latch

  • Pull the metal frame away from the case.

  • The entire case will come off but the flash compartment will come with the insides of the camera.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: The tabs are located at the bottom of the metal frame.
  • Using a spudger, pop the battery and film cartridge hatch from its hinges.

  • The tabs are located at the bottom of the metal frame.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Follow the red wire from the flash compartment Image 2/3: Take the red wire off of the 2 hooks Image 3/3: Slide the uncovered wire end out of the small brass clip. Move wire away from camera.
  • Remove the sight by lifting it straight up.

  • Follow the red wire from the flash compartment

  • Take the red wire off of the 2 hooks

  • Slide the uncovered wire end out of the small brass clip. Move wire away from camera.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: When you find the brass tab, pull it up. When the tab is free, remove the tab from the black wire. Image 2/3: When you find the brass tab, pull it up. When the tab is free, remove the tab from the black wire. Image 3/3: When you find the brass tab, pull it up. When the tab is free, remove the tab from the black wire.
  • Follow the black wire from flash bulb to the back of the case.

  • When you find the brass tab, pull it up. When the tab is free, remove the tab from the black wire.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Unhook the wire on the left of the brass tab. Image 2/3: Remove the metal band from behind the brass clip. Image 3/3: Set the now detached flash compartment to the side.
  • Follow the metal band from the flash compartment to the brass tab.

  • Unhook the wire on the left of the brass tab.

  • Remove the metal band from behind the brass clip.

  • Set the now detached flash compartment to the side.

  • Pull the brass tab up and out like the first one and remove the uncovered wire.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Use the pointed end of the spudger to lift a small latch located next to the bottom of lenz plate Image 2/3: Then find the small latch located below the plastic bridge that is over the shutter mechanism Image 3/3: This latch is small and is hard to see but you just have to push it with the pointed end of the spudger to unlatch it.
  • Slide the brightness adjuster to right and off the camera.

  • Use the pointed end of the spudger to lift a small latch located next to the bottom of lenz plate

  • Then find the small latch located below the plastic bridge that is over the shutter mechanism

  • This latch is small and is hard to see but you just have to push it with the pointed end of the spudger to unlatch it.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: In the same manner as above, remove the band wire from the plastic extension. Image 2/2: In the same manner as above, remove the band wire from the plastic extension.
  • Using the pointed end of the spudger, pull the band wire out of the electric motor.

  • In the same manner as above, remove the band wire from the plastic extension.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Remove the lens plate, flash compartment and wires from the camera. Image 2/2: Remove the lens plate, flash compartment and wires from the camera.
  • Rotate the lens plate up to unhook the plat from two tabs located at the top of the plate.

  • Remove the lens plate, flash compartment and wires from the camera.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Remove the metal spring tab next to the counter Image 2/3: Remove the brass tab by lifting the top piece over the notch and sliding back. Image 3/3: Remove the brass tab by lifting the top piece over the notch and sliding back.
  • Follow the uncovered wire around the side of the camera

  • Remove the metal spring tab next to the counter

  • Remove the brass tab by lifting the top piece over the notch and sliding back.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Remove the wire by sliding under the hooks. Image 2/3: then unhook the uncovered wire from the the final latch located on the top of the plastic extension. Image 3/3: then unhook the uncovered wire from the the final latch located on the top of the plastic extension.
  • Locate the small brass tab with the uncovered wire running through it.

  • Remove the wire by sliding under the hooks.

  • then unhook the uncovered wire from the the final latch located on the top of the plastic extension.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: The Pyramid and the lens plate Image 2/2: The Pyramid and the lens plate
  • The cameras insides could now be in two major pieces.

  • The Pyramid and the lens plate

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Below is the mirror which is held in by a tab. Image 2/3: Lift the tab with the spudger and pop out the mirror. Image 3/3: If you intend to reassemble the camera make sure the mirror is completely clean without any spots or fingerprints because they will affect the quality of your pictures.
  • The top of the pyramid has cover that can be lifted off

  • Below is the mirror which is held in by a tab.

  • Lift the tab with the spudger and pop out the mirror.

  • If you intend to reassemble the camera make sure the mirror is completely clean without any spots or fingerprints because they will affect the quality of your pictures.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: The first is directly under the spring mounted at the back left of the camera Image 2/3: The next is located on the front of the plastic extension Image 3/3: The third tab is used to connect the metal frame to the outer plastic
  • There are 4 tabs total that must be removed for the next step

  • The first is directly under the spring mounted at the back left of the camera

  • The next is located on the front of the plastic extension

  • The third tab is used to connect the metal frame to the outer plastic

Add Comment

Image 1/2: The final tab is located below the backside of the photo-counter dial. Image 2/2: The numbers will be right side up if you are looking in the right direction.
  • The final tab holds several spring loaded pieces together, these may pop out the moment the tab is released.

  • The final tab is located below the backside of the photo-counter dial.

  • The numbers will be right side up if you are looking in the right direction.

  • Once all four tabs are removed the plate pulls out from the slot in the rear.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: The next piece is loaded with a small spring. Image 2/3: Carefully lift the "Y" shaped plastic piece from its pin and pull the spring from the pin as it is removed. Image 3/3: Carefully lift the "Y" shaped plastic piece from its pin and pull the spring from the pin as it is removed.
  • Lift the large gear away from its pin

  • The next piece is loaded with a small spring.

  • Carefully lift the "Y" shaped plastic piece from its pin and pull the spring from the pin as it is removed.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Lift the photo-counter Dial off of its pin. Image 2/2: Lift the photo-counter Dial off of its pin.
  • Remove the Spring attached to the photo-counter dial.

  • Lift the photo-counter Dial off of its pin.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Remove the film eject metal slide Image 2/2: Remove the film eject metal slide
  • Remove the spring attached to the film eject metal slide.

  • Remove the film eject metal slide

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the plastic extension by pulling it from the slot in the rear of the camera.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Pull the "L" shaped black plastic piece off of its pin. Image 2/2: Pull the "L" shaped black plastic piece off of its pin.
  • Remove the metal gear from the gear set.

  • Pull the "L" shaped black plastic piece off of its pin.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: The gear on the left goes first, followed by the the right. Image 2/2: The right gear has a small leaf spring between it and the gear below it.
  • There are four gears to remove.

  • The gear on the left goes first, followed by the the right.

  • The right gear has a small leaf spring between it and the gear below it.

  • Then remove the black gear and then the last white gear.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Lift the plastic box containing several long metal tabs Image 2/3: Then slide the box out. Image 3/3: Then slide the box out.
  • Using the pointed end of the spudger, press the clip that is beneath all the gears next to the electric motor gear.

  • Lift the plastic box containing several long metal tabs

  • Then slide the box out.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Pull the electric motor straight out of the plastic piece.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Remove the two loose plastic pieces. Image 2/3: Remove the two loose plastic pieces. Image 3/3: Remove the two loose plastic pieces.
  • Remove the spring located in the middle of the plastic mechanism.

  • Remove the two loose plastic pieces.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • To remove the metal frame, press the two tabs with the spudger and slide it forward.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Remove the small LED from its clip, and then lift the flat wire array and the flash compartment away from the back of the lens plate. Image 2/2: Remove the small LED from its clip, and then lift the flat wire array and the flash compartment away from the back of the lens plate.
  • With the point of the spudger, remove the band wire from the solenoid.

  • Remove the small LED from its clip, and then lift the flat wire array and the flash compartment away from the back of the lens plate.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the solenoid from the back of the lens plate by removing the two tabs.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: CAUTION: The lens may pop out when the tab is released. Image 2/2: Remove the back of the lens plate by unhooking the three clips that hold it together.
  • Remove the lens by pressing the tab.

  • CAUTION: The lens may pop out when the tab is released.

  • Remove the back of the lens plate by unhooking the three clips that hold it together.

  • CAUTION: The Shutter leaves may fall out during this step.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Remove the Shutter mechanism from the back of the lens plate. Image 2/2: Remove the Shutter mechanism from the back of the lens plate.
  • Remove the spring on the plastic bridge that attaches to the shutter mechanism

  • Remove the Shutter mechanism from the back of the lens plate.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Lift the light blue piece out of the mechanism. Image 2/3: Lift the black piece out of the plastic plate. Image 3/3: Lift the black piece out of the plastic plate.
  • Remove the Clear dial by unhooking the tab at the bottom of the dial

  • Lift the light blue piece out of the mechanism.

  • Lift the black piece out of the plastic plate.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the clear green prism from the plastic plate.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • The disassembled camera.

how do you remove the neck strap and replace it with a strap that is 3/8" wide web? And if you could, please include photographs.

Thank you!

Kourtney - Reply

Adriano Agostino

Member since: 01/22/2010

26 Reputation

1 Guide authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 16-31, Maness Winter 2010 Member of Cal Poly, Team 16-31, Maness Winter 2010

CPSU-MANESS-W10S16G31

4 Members

4 Guides authored

3 Comments

Is it possible to remove and change the camera straps for this camera?

stylencreate - Reply

Yes, after step 8 you will have the back case free then in the inside you will see the latches of the plastic plate that holds the strap, pry them carefully are 6, 2 on each side and 2 in the middle, in the middle of doing it myself have stopped since was no need for that so cannot tell you more.

eportillo5000 - Reply

Show me how to teardown the flash plz

RAW Fish - Reply

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 9

Past 7 Days: 50

Past 30 Days: 224

All Time: 30,012