Instructions for the Polaroid PoGo

By Shea Laverty

Get your Polaroid up and printing by inserting and charging the battery, loading the paper and sending a print job from your camera or phone.

Once you have your Polaroid PoGo mobile printer up and running, you can create two-inch by three-inch prints from your phone or digital camera just about anywhere. Before the PoGo can start developing your pictures, you need to properly install and charge the battery, as well as load the print paper. Once you're all set, you can print via PictBridge or Bluetooth, depending on the options available on your phone/camera.

Installing and Charging the Battery

Before you can use your PoGo, you need a charged battery. If you are in the process of charging the battery, however, you can still print pictures.

Step 1

Remove the battery door cover.

Step 2

Insert the battery so that the pins on the battery touch the connectors in the PoGo.

Step 3

Replace the battery door cover.

Step 4

Connect the AC adapter to the PoGo.

Step 5

Connect the adapter to the wall outlet and allow 2.5 hours for the PoGo to fully charge.

Tip

  • The PoGo has a battery-shaped LED indicator light, which informs you of the status of your PoGo's battery during normal operation.
  • Solid Green: The PoGo is turned on.
  • Solid Orange: The PoGo battery is low.
  • Solid Red: The PoGo battery is out of power and about to shut down.
  • Pulsing Orange: The PoGo is currently charging on the AC adapter.
  • Pulsing Green: The PoGo's battery is fully charged and can be removed from the adapter.

Loading ZINK Paper

Your Polaroid PoGo will not attempt to print unless you've loaded the ZINK paper properly. This is to prevent jams and other errors. The PoGo accepts only 10 pieces of ZINK paper at a time, meaning that you have to break down the 30-packs sold by Polaroid into smaller sets in order to properly use the PoGo.

Step 1

Press and release the latch on the paper tray door and open the tray door.

Step 2

Insert the Polaroid ZINK smart sheet face down into the print tray, with 10 face-down ZINK sheets on top.

Step 3

Close the print tray door and wait for the PoGo to eject the smart sheet.

Step 4

Press and hold the Power button to start up the PoGo.

Tip

Always handle ZINK paper by the edges and don't touch the printing surface. Avoid bending the sheets to reduce the likelihood of print jams.

Printing Using PictBridge

Any PictBridge-enabled camera or smartphone can print with the PoGo. The following instructions are general and assume PictBridge is turned on for your camera. Check your owner's manual for instructions on how to enable and print using PictBridge.

Step 1

Connect your camera to the PoGo using a USB cable and wait for the print option to appear on your camera's screen.

Step 2

Select the image you want to print and follow all on-screen directions to print.

Tip

  • Don't disconnect the PoGo from your camera until printing has completed, and don't turn off your camera during printing.
  • Keep the paper tray door shut during all print operations.

Printing Using Bluetooth

Phones that support Bluetooth printing can also wirelessly connect to the PoGo to print pictures. These instructions are general and include the most likely options you'll see on your phone. For specifics on pairing your phone to the PoGo as well as the menu options specific to your phone, consult your owner's documentation.

Tip

If prompted during the pairing process, enter 6000 as the pass code or device PIN.

Step 1

Pair your phone to the PoGo.

Step 2

Select the picture you want to print from your phone's Photos or Gallery app.

Step 3

Select the Options menu for the picture and select Send Via Bluetooth or Print Via Bluetooth.

Tip

Don't shut off your phone until the printing process is complete.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Print Streaks or Mid-Print Jam

If your prints have streaks or jams mid-print with the print sheet sticking out, power down the printer by pressing and holding the Power button. Open the paper tray door and remove the photo paper, place a single sheet upside down in the tray, and gently glide the paper under the print head. Close the paper tray door and wait for the PoGo to eject the sheet, and then reinsert the photo paper and start the PoGo back up.

Pre-Print Jam

If the printer jammed before printing could begin and no paper is sticking out of the print tray, open the paper tray door. Check if paper is present, and if so, make sure it's inserted properly.

PoGo Frozen or Unresponsive

If your printer freezes and becomes unresponsive, power it down using the Power button. If it doesn't respond, remove the battery cover and pull out the battery. Once the PoGo powers down, reinsert the battery, reattach the battery cover, and then start up the printer using the Power button.

When you encounter problems with your PoGo, follow these troubleshooting tips. If they don't help, contact Polaroid customer support.

Tip

  • The PoGo has an indicator light marked !, informing you of the status of your printer at any given time.
  • Solid Green: The PoGo is ready to print.
  • Slowly Pulsing Green: The PoGo is receiving print information from the camera/phone.
  • Rapidly Pulsing Green: The PoGo is currently printing your picture.
  • Pulsing Red: The PoGo's print tray has a paper jam.
  • Solid Orange: The PoGo failed to feed a picture through the print tray or is out of paper.

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