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This instant camera from Fujifilm now boasts a slimmer and lighter body than previous revisions. The Mini 8 helps the photographer by alerting them the recommended aperture. It also has a High-Key flash mode which helps the photographer attain soft portraits for a stunning look.

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InstaX mini 8 won't take pictures and all orange lights are on

Hi. I have the instax mini 8 Polaroid camera. I went to use it for the 4th time and all of a sudden it doesn't work. When turned on all the orange lights are on the dial not just one, there's a red light by the screen viewer and it won't take any pics. How do I fix this? I emailed Fuji film and they didn't answer

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I have this EXACT problem. All the lights are flashing! I don't know who to contact though, Walmart, where I bought it) or fujI! This is bull crap. I got it two years ago and have barely used it. I just got the film today, too!

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I have the same problem, and I just got it less than a year ago, I just noticed it stopped working when the practice picture film got stuck in the camera, I tried to pull it out, but when I did it went crazy and stopped taking pictures and now I also have flashing orange lights.

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I have the same problem kind of the lights aren’t even turning on and I changed the batteries and I just put a new film and it won’t take pictures

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Check the battery. That was my problem and then I changed the battery and it worked perfectly.

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I have the same problem. I take pictures and all the lights are on and it has new film and batteries and I ejected the film card but when I take pictures they appear black

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So my film cartridge was stuck and I has to use a knife to push it out by the edges. You're going to need to force it out and wiggle it. Once the cartridge is out, the black sheet is going to be kinda hanging out so I just pulled it out because it was the source of the problem. Be sure to place the cartridge back in its slot AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !! Next I replaced the batteries and TA-DA !! The camera is fixed !! Though the first picture was a Dud, the next came out just fine ! I hope this helps !

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bro pls help, i already eject the catridge and the black sheet too. then i dont know what should i do next

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You should change the batteries and it's worked 4 me

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Thank u @rubengarcia this saved me from ours of stress

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This worked perfectly thank you

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This worked great! I was about to throw the whole thing away!

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All i did was remove the pack of film that was in which was a little bit hard and then replaced the batteries with fresh batteries that have never been used and it printed out the picture that was stuck and it has been working great sence ALSO If you do n8t understand anyof these look up it up on youtube and go to Almondjoy Alica. I watched her and fixed it right away. I hope you can fix your camera. Good Luck

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THIS WAS SO HELPFUL MY GOSH! THANK YOU! U SAVED MY LIFE. I got the same situation, the sample film got stucked too on my cam and thank God I found u! I did exactly the same that u did. Haha! And, the first film turned out plain white, its because the cartridge got exposed in a bit but the second picture was okay already. Thank you again!

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It’s super hard to take out the cartridge, how’d you get it to come out ?

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None of the batteries I put in seem to work

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Hi! The films got stuck one day a several times and I tried to pull it out, but it didn't come out. After a few tries, my friends and I managed to pull it out. But that's not the problem anymore. The problem is that the orange lights are blinking, but the red light isn't... What should I do?

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replace the batteries

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@olivia abadie ive done that and it doesnt do anything

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I have the same problem just bought the camera took 2 photos it got stuck. The batteries have full charge and the lights are still blinking. Were you able find a fix to this problem?

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I have the same problem

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Changing the batteries worked for me.

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Mine did the same thing… I checked my batteries and they were put in incorrectly. It did work before this but idk. I changed the batteries, (looking at the positive and negative signs on the Polaroid) and it worked perfectly….

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1.Hey…first switch on the camera(lens open)then change the battery

After changing it should work.

  1. Even after doing it it doesnt work then your camera is broken.
  2. I checked it in the manual they gave with the camera cuz I have the same problem. For me its

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I had the same problem!! But i took outthe film it jad its was hard bc it was stuck but i pulled it out with some ✂️ the i changed the batteries and it still wouldn't work. I checked and checked and at the top of it , it had some film stuck so i pulled that out careful with some tweezers and tried to turned it on again and it worked the lights still kept flashing but i put an rmpty film in it and moved the settings and pressed the flash button and the numbers statted going down from 10-S it took a while but it worked!!!

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I had this problem but the reason it does that is the batteries are put in incorrect or it needs new batteries. You’re Welcome.

— Me

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I found this on another website: the red light on the view finder is telling you that the flash on your camera is charging. You’ll have to wait a little while until you can take pictures.

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Okay so I also had this problem, flashing lights won’t take a picture. We have a battery tester so I checked the batteries and they were fully charged!! Super weird. I tried all different things and nothing was working, so I finally just changed the perfectly good batteries for different ones AND IT WORKED! I have no idea how or why the other ones weren’t working, but I’m just glad it’s working now!!

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Remove the film pack and use a new one. There is a good chance somethings wrong with that film pack you have in camera.

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the same happens to me. but when i try to take the film pack its stuck

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will i be able to reuse the film pack that i removed?

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Hi, we had the same issue with the Instax mini 8 andblinking lights and we could get this out by using a sisser and knife.the problem is that the last picture was hanging and this was caused by the small silver item in the right corner when you open it. After we removed the last casette to put a new one in this silver item did not get back to the right corner but was about 1cm above.We solved this by putting the old empty casette in it, pushed the button to make a picture and then removed the old casette again, now it was solved , the silver item was back in the right corner again and after installing a new casette it was working perfectly again. Good luck

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I have the same problem: the silver thing is stuck. But I tried putting my old empty cassette in but I can't put it back because the silver thing is still up. Do you know how to solve this?

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what is silver thing? i can't find it and i dont know :(

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I don't understand

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It's in the back, it's the hook that changes the film. Mine is stuck too. I've changed batteries 5 times. The silver film changer will not move.

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Mine too, it looks like it lifts the film after you take a pic, and mine is stuck in the up position. Changing batteries won't fix it either :(

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Change the batteries, this happened to me too and I thought it was broken! Once I changed them, it worked again.

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I changed the batteries, but now none of the lights are turning on. What would be the next step to fix this?

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you have to change the batteries while the camera is open otherwise the lights wont function properly

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I have tried everything from changing the batteries to getting a new film pack but nothing has worked! I really hope my camera isn’t broken any advice?

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Same,all red light flashing,changed film n few sets of batteries not nothing worked. But I just tried invert all batteries to opposite direction from what it show on camera while its off,then I turned on,one red flash, then it turn off. And then I change the batteries to the actual direction. IT WORKS!!! I got my green light again and can take picture now !!

Just the first film which exposed light is wasted,the 2nd film came out perfectly fine.

Guess just the same old theory, don't leave the batteries in for too long if not using it,so when I now not use often I took the batteries out in the camera bag with the camera,when ever I wanna use I put the batteries back in,just 5-10 sec, won't kill.

Hope to work with yours

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Change the batteries then take a pic then it will come out

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All you have to do is leave your camera on while you are replacing the batteries. Then turn off your camera for a few minutes, and when you turn it back on it should be working again!!! DUHHH....

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You have to get new batteries .If that doesnt work take it to go get fixed

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Where do I take it to get it fixed?

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Hey I also have this problem about a month ago, All the orange lights were on plus the red light beside the viewer. I just did’nt use it for a couple of days, I basically forgot about it then after 4 weeks when I came to check on it, it came back to life and was working great! I guess Maybe it needed a little rest

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Hola la respuesta a que todas las luces se enciendan en que necesita buenas baterias yo compre duracell quantum son de las rojas y adios problema, saludos.

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That probably it means your either low on film or your battery is dying and it is not trying to let you use it until you put new batteries in them or you need to check with a family who is great with technology and can fixed you problem.

YOUR WELCOME !

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All you have to do is check the battery’s because I looked on this website and one of the answers were check the battery’s so I checked the battery’s, changed them and then my picture that I took 4 hours ago printed out.

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Change the battery I was having the same problem and we changed the battery now we are all good

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Hey Change the battery we were having the problem and we switched the batteries and it was fine

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The film in your camera ay have gotten light exposed. Try replacing the film and that might fix it. If that doesn't work, try replacing the batteries.

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Hey guys, I was having the same problem…I just replaced the batteries. It worked, you might wanna try that before anything else. I almost broke mine doing another solution.

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I had the same problem and I didn’t. Know what it was do I checked the batteries and apparently it was the batteries because when I changed them it all worked again

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Guys do not stick a knife in your camera! You will ruin your whole pack of film from light exposure. All you do is change the AA batteries you can not use off brand batteries you need strong batteries so aim for more expensive not the $1 ones. Simply change your batteries after you do this that cover will come out ON ITS OWN so do not force it! After you can take pitcures as normal.

(I litterally just had the same problem)

-L.B

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Probably the batteries..

I encountered the same problem. All 4 orange lights flashing on the front and the red one next to the viewfinder was blinking.

i replaced the 1.5V AA batteries with new ones (Panasonic), that did not solve the issue.. Other batteries (Phillips) solved the issue.

A bit of investigation lead to this:

use ALKALINE batteries, LR-6 AA’s specifically. The not working replacement batteries are R6-AA’s.

The instax machine specifically mentions the LR-6’s inside the battery slot, so it knows that it is picky ;-)

If you ended up on this page because of the issue’s posted by the OP, this might be your solution!

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It is quite common and usually means the batteries are dead or dying and must be replaced .

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I looked it up on Google for my Instax Mini 9 and it said because the batteries are dead, or dying. I hope this can help you guys!

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Its because the cameras batteries are dead! i had this exact problem and changing the batteries did the trick, hopefully this helps <3

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I had the same problem…. I tried a couple things I saw online, but none of them really worked! Then I changed the batteries (making sure they went in correctly the second time) then I hit the side, across from the side where the batteries go, and it worked! So now every time I want to use it I just hit the side of it , somewhat lightly, and it works!

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They should add this to the manual of this high quality item

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If all four lights are flashing, this means you just need to put in fresh batteries while the lens is popped out or “turned on”!

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I tried to pull out the protective film when it got jammed and now my camera settings are flashing orange. I did try to change to batteries as you said but its still flashing orange.

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This happened to me, i just threw in some new batteries and secured the film inside and it fixed!

Update (12/01/2019)

This happened to me, i just threw in some new batteries and secured the film inside and it fixed!

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This happened to me also all I had to do was change the batteries in it I don’t know if this will fix your problem but it is worth trying

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This happed to me too all I had to do was change the batteries I do not know if this will solve your problem but it is worth the try.

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This same thing happened to me and I was getting mad until I let my mom look at it and said that it might need new batteries. So I put new batteries in and it worked. It was working good as new.

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none of these helped they are still flashing and it wont take pictures if you have anymore advice plz reply

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Try changing the batteries if that doesn’t work that means it’s getting a little old or the batteries aren’t in properly

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OMG I just found out if you changed the batteries and then it stoped working that means you have the wrong batteries if you want to change the batteries then use LR-6 1.5V battery and then it should work!

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It sounded like it jammed, thabkful i waited to mess with it. Went to the store bought actual alkaline lr6 and it worked. I have multiple different brands of batteries at home, but none were the right ones. Definitely try getting new batteries.

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esta camara instax mini 9 es una basura, intente de todo cambie todas las baterias y nada funciono es una porqueria duro 2 meses la camara de juguete

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For me it did not help to replace the battery only after I opened the camera and unscrewed the motor. He couldn't turn the mechanism. I changed the motor mount from short screws to longer ones from the housing and the camera started. The conclusion is that in most cases it is the fault of the mechanism. Sorry for my english translator.

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Hi, i’m new to this but I just fixed this issue on my own. The camera turned on fine, I was able to see how the orange lights switched according to where I was shooting (daylight, inside, cloudy, etc) but whenever I tried to press the shutter button, the four lights blinked and the red light on the back on the camera turned on.


I opened the camera and found lots of dust/sand INSIDE the camera, precisely blocking the gears that linked the motor to the mechanism that pulls out the film after each shot. Using compressed air I removed the sand, move the gears by hand and made sure that everything run smoothly.


Then, I assembled everything up and the camera is working fine again.


Hope it helps!

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If the orange lights are flashing on your camera it means that your battery is very low and that you will have to change the batteries or the camera will not take any photos. Once you replace the batteries with new ones then the camera will print a black piece of plastic and that indicates that your camera is working!! I can say that I am 100% sure that this works only on Instax Mini 8/9 but I am not sure about the other cameras.

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