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The battery is built into the photo pack, so when you
load a fresh photo pack from The Impossible Project, you get a fresh
battery. Photo packs are and always have been expensive, so this
guarantees you don't end up with a flat battery halfway through a photo
pack. Note that all original Polaroid manufactured photo packs are now so long out of date that they all have flat (or very nearly so) batteries; you should only use them in specially modified cameras using an external 4.5v dc power supply, but even then you may find that the photo chemicals are so old that they do not perform as expected (if at all).
the Philips 9FF2 photo frame has an internal rechargeable battery inside the photo frame. So in other words, the Philips 9FF2 photo frame needs to be disassembled for you to be able to access the battery, then make necessary replacement. With the Philips 9FF2 photo frame turned off and remove from the charger, get a screw driver, use it to disassemble the unit to take the back cover apart in order to gain access to the internal part to get to the battery. Remove the battery, take it to any electronics part store in your area and get a battery replacement. It is not necessary that you get a Philips battery, all you need is a battery with the same size and volt/watt. I hope the above is clear. Good luck.
I know this thread is old, but I just had to change the battery pack in mine. I could not locate a 4 pin battery pack so here's what I did:
You'll need: 3 NiMH 1.2v AA solder tab batteries, Razor blade, #1 Phillips driver, Kapton tap (standard electrical tape will do), soldering gun/iron, spare 18awg wire 1. Use a razor blade to remove the black sticker from the bottom of the flashlight base, it covers the magnets 2. remove the three outer phillips screws (the inner ones hold the magnets in and can stay installed) 3. Pull off the bottom plate 4. Pull out the battery pack and disconnect it from the flashlight at the 4-pin queeze connector 5. Remove the outer wrap and end protectors from the old pack keeping the end protectors in tact 6. Assemble the 3 new batteries in the same configuration as the old pack using Kapton tape, connecting + to - at the same two spots (use the old pack as a reference) 7. Carefully desolder the 2 wire leads from the old battery pack 8. connect up the 2 power wires to the same two spots as the old pack and insert the temperature probe between two of the batteries as in the old pack 9. Put the end caps on the new pack and wrap the entire thing in Kapton tape to simulate the plastic wrapper you removed 10. Install pack in to base, secure bottom plate and re-adhere black sticker(if needed you can use non-foam double-sided tape or spray adhesive)
The old pack was rated at 1300mAh and I used three 2000mAh each for a total of 6000mAh so theoretically the light should run for about 6 times as long between charges.
The battery is incorporated into the photo pack itself, so you get a new battery when you replace the film pack.
Unfortunately it's an obsolete system as production of photo packs ended about two and a half years ago, and all remaining packs are now at least six months out of date.
This means that the overwhelming majority of Polaroid 600 photo packs now have flat batteries, stale photo chemistry, or both. Refrigerated photo packs may have good chemicals, but the batteries will definitely be flat as cold kills them.
There is only one fix for this, but it means that you need to modify the camera to take an external 6v dc power supply such as from an externally mounted battery or an AC mains adapter. It's not easy though as the camera is all clip together and the joints were never designed to come apart again. Please search my other answers for more details if you want as I've answered this question regularly, but given that the remaining photo packs are mostly useless and cost a fortune for just ten photos it's really not worth bothering. Note that suppliers of the remaining photo packs will almost never offer any kind of guarantee on them: those who do charge even more to cover the high likelihood of having to refund or replace.
Sorry if this news is disappointing, but it's just one of many old cameras which are now practically useless and won't be the last. I hope that you've found my answer to be informative and ask only that you return the favour by rating my answer.
Most likely because the battery in the photo pack is flat. This is built into the photo pack and cannot be replaced separately.
All photo packs are now long out of date as production ended over two years ago and this means that almost all will now have flat batteries, or that the batteries only have enough charge to start a photo pack but not to finish it.
Some sellers supply photo packs advertised as having been refrigerated to maintain freshness; this will only apply to the photographic chemicals as refrigeration drains batteries even faster.
There is a company which has acquired production rights to the photo packs and which has stated an intention to put them back in production, but that does not solve your current problem. If new photo packs do go into production you can expect them to be very
expensive and aimed at professional use: probably in excess of £30 per
The only fix at the present time is to modify your camera to accept an external power supply. This involves soldering a wire to each of the battery contacts built into the bottom of the camera and then feeding them out through a hole drilled into the base. The wires are then connected to whatever 6v DC power source you want to use; I used a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery from an old mobile phone as that's what I had to hand. The old phone was broken but still allowed the battery to charge, so as it was a very slimline model I stuck the entire phone onto the bottom of the camera just to act as a battery holder.
Although this will allow you to continue to use your camera, it may not save your current photo pack. There are only ten shots to a pack and you'll waste one photo when you eject the current pack (do so in total darkness, and keep the pack in a light-proof bag until it can be refitted in total darkness after the camera has been modified). At least one more photo will be wasted when you replace the pack as the camera will treat it like a new pack where the first photo is an auto-ejected dummy.
I hope that my posting has been of some assistance to you and in return I'd be grateful if you take a moment to rate my answer.
It's been out of production now for about two years. Any you do find will be past the expiry date, so you'll likely either find that the battery pack has insufficient power to last an entire film pack or that the film itself is "off" and has poor colours and that the emulsion does not get squeezed by the film rollers into the photo corners.
Any film packs you do find are likely to be expensive AND a total gamble. A company was recently reported to have announced plans to put the film packs back into production next year, but prices are likely to be at least £30 for just one (ten photo) film pack and I've heard nothing more since then.
What I did with my old Polaroid camera was to fit an external 6v battery pack of my own design to the camera. I then kept an eye out for old stock film packs which have been kept refrigerated; this meant that the batteries in the film packs were always flat but the photo chemistry itself remained fresh and fully usable. I'd post links showing you how I modified the camera, but lost interest a few months ago and sold the camera and photo packs to an enthusiastic photography student. It is a straightforward job though which simply involves opening the camera, soldering one wire to each of the two battery terminals and then running the wires out through the base of the camera to any suitable 6v battery pack. I used a slim LiPo battery left over from a dead digital camera.
It is a custom lithium-polymer battery that built just for this camera and I don't think you can order one from Che-ez anyway. But if you are savvy enough, you can re-build the battery by taking the old battery pack and the protection circuit board out with a soldering iron, keeping the plastic frame and replace the pack with a similar one that you can buy on ebay for less than US$10. Just search "Lithium Polymer 380mAh" and that is the one that gave mine a second life. WARNING: Do it at your own risk, don't hold me liable if you lose a finger or more from mishandling the potentially explosive Li-ion battery pack. Good luck!