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Fix Your Broken Fujifilm Instax 210 Self-Shoot Lens with Used Instant Photo Cartridges!

The little plastic latches on my self-shoot/close-up-shot lens broke, so it no longer attaches to the Fujifilm Instax 210. Since I did not think it was worth paying over $15 for a tiny piece of plastic, I decided to repair my own using cheap and available materials---super glue, paper clips, used instant photo cartridges, and magnets!

STEP 1
Cut out a piece of the used instant photo cartridge. I chose the piece in the middle because of its thickness. If you do not have any used cartridges, take some long-distance photos so you make one. Otherwise, any piece of material of the same dimensions will work. It will act merely as a support for the magnet.

STEP 2
Cut them into pieces no wider than 1/16". The length does not really matter as long as it’s around or under 1/2".

STEP 3
Glue the two pieces together, and a small magnet on top of them.

STEP 4
Glue this plastic-magnet sandwich in the crevice indicated below:

STEP 5
Cut a piece of a paperclip (or some other metal piece that responds to a magnet).

STEP 6
Glue it on the camera in the indicated location.

STEP 7
DONE! If you don’t like the way the paperclip looks, you could cut/put stickers on them.

written by aorukhu

2 comments

  1. aorukhu

    aorukhu

    One note: Do not choose magnets that are too tall. The goal is to keep the lens as close to the camera as possible, or else things will still be out of focus.
    about 2 years ago · report as spam
  2. aorukhu

    aorukhu

    Another note: If you have cloudy superglue residue, nail polish remover does a good job of removing it.
    about 2 years ago · report as spam

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