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Re: filmscanners: Loading the Polaroid 4000 Filmstrip Carrier?


Thanks much.  Your method works very well and seems to be the easiest.

on 10/26/01 6:16 AM, Donald Denburg at denburg@worldnet.att.net wrote:

> Johnny Johnson wrote:
>> At 07:56 PM 10/25/01 -0400, Martin Greene wrote:
>>> I'm amazed, but I just can't figure out how to open the filmstrip carrier.
>>> Would appreciate help.
>> Hi Martin,
>> If you think getting it open is a pain - just wait until you try to load it
>> with film.  ;-)
>> The catch operates just like it looks.  You just have to press really,
>> really hard.  It'll wear in with use.  It won't get easier to load.
>> Later,
>> Johnny
>> __________________________
>> Johnny Johnson
>> Lilburn, GA
>> mailto:jjohnso4@mediaone.net
> Rather than pushing on the catch, you might want to try this method.
> For right-handed people, with the top of the carrier facing you and
> the hinge on the left, grab the edges of the carrier just to the
> right of frame six. Bow the top with your left fingers by pulling up
> on the ~ 1 cm web with the thumb and next finger, and pushing down
> on the silk screened area with the middle finger. I does not take
> much of a bow to release the catch. This would not work to open
> the top with a six-frame film strip inserted, but mine never exceed five.
> Don


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