I pulled the white tab on my polaroid 550 holder but no black tab came out what do I do?

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I pulled the white tab and no black tab was exposed in order to pull the then developing print our of the holder. Can someone please help me with this problem, i know I have seen a solution posted on this site, maybe a link to polaroid I can't exactly remember!

Thank you in advance!


Clark King

-- Clark King (ckphotographyusa@netscape.net), May 08, 2002


Well the entire pack is useless! It seems that the staples that hold white tab to the neg/pos piece breaks before it pulls the larger tab, the one that pulls the neg through the rollers. Is this a common problem? That was a wasted 30 dollars! So basicly what was happening was that the pola was not able to be pulled around so that the paper and the neg were sandwiched, the larger tabs were still in their place when all was said and done. Is there anyway I could have avoided this problem, I'm gald I wasn't actually out inthe field when this happened!

Any thoughts? Oh well... CK

-- Clark King (ckphotographyusa@netscape.net), May 09, 2002.


this usually happens, if you pull the white tabs throu the rollers instread of the slot besides it. Open the holder in a changing bag or darkroom and remove the useless frame by pulling it away. You should be able to install it properly afterwards, since the white tabs usually come out correct, if you do not do anything but insert the cartridge in the straight way.


-- Thilo Schmid (tschmid@2pix.de), May 09, 2002.

The good news is that Polaroid are (or used to be) excellent at replacing problem product. Contact the dealer from whence it came and you should be offered an instant (no pun!) replacement.

Robert Lawrence

-- Robert Lawrence (robert@fivebyfour.com), May 09, 2002.

Thilo, I did just that but when all closed up and ready to shoot, again I pulled the white tab thinking that it would work okay and the white tab pulled all the way out but no larger tab to pull through the rollers and develop the print.

I called B&H and they told me to ship it back to them and they would replace it. So we'll see if they hold up to what's promised.

Thanks for the input,


-- Clark King (ckphotographyusa@netscape.net), May 10, 2002.

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