Before I break out the hammer...

Discussion in 'Lo-Fi Cameras' started by markbarendt, Jul 29, 2011.

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    Ok, I have 9 waterproof Kodak disposables that I shot on vacation and I want to open them up and develop the film and then reuse them.

    The question is how do I open them without destroying them?
     
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    Hmm I have never opened the water proof ones. The standard disposables lock together with plastic clips at the sides under the sticky labels though. I am not sure there is a way to reuse them, unless you unwind a whole roll and load that. Would seem pretty tricky, btw make sure the flash is discharged. that capacitor packs a mighty punch if you touch the circuit board.
     
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    Cool start, I got the knob out. :laugh:

    Separating the covers is still kicking my tail.
     
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    Success!

    There is a loop on the housing for the rubber band that is used as the camera strap. Right there where the front and back come together there is a slot in the plastic for a screwdriver blade. My daughter found the slot. Takes a pretty good twist.

    I also took apart the main camera, which was probably sacrificial, but enlightening. It looks like it should be reloadable.

    Of course after all that I found the real disassembly directions this morning. http://www.kodak.com/eknec/documents/ed/0900688a800f61ed/CIS225ENG.pdf

    I'm going to skip step two. :wink:
     
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    The tool shown in the disassembly link looks surprisingly like a lock tool I have in one of my tool kits. Hmm.....
     
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    We don't want to know about that!


    Steve.
     
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    :laugh:

    It was a good thing I found the right directions "so I could put it where it fits." :wink: