Sorry everyone!!!! i am so stupid!!!!!!!! was reading up the manual online (my own one is in french!) and turns out i have actually been doing it wrong. you know when you havent used something in a while, and you think the way your doing it is the right way, then you read the manual and see one sentence that fixes it all???
well, i was pulling the white tab BEFORE taking pictures, when it should be done after! i am so sorry for troubling you all! im so embarrassed! but its perfectly working now anyway. thanks a million for all the help anyway!!! i really should have known how to do this!!!!