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Polaroid One Step Camera

Hasn't been used in 10 years, do you think it will still work?

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  • goldieblue05 Feb 04, 2009

    Thanks for posting... I just got my trusty "High School Camera" out of storage and wondered if it would still work & if it needed batteries.

    Good info! Thanks again!!!

    :( that they stopped making them!


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It should if it was in a dry clean place. Put film in it and see what happens. You can buy film on Ebay.

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give it a try, the batteries come with the film,so if it was stored high & dry it's probably good. polaroid pack should still be around. they stopped making polaroid camera's and film.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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