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Poloroid 600 wont turn on

I just received a polaroid 600 instant camera off eBay. I cant figure how to turn it on. Does it need batteries or a charger??
If it need batteries where do they go?

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  • loren123 Feb 11, 2009

    i bought a 600 Polaroid camera via ebay, it worked for roughly 10 photos.. and I have 12 left to take but everytime i open the lid, and press the capture button.. nothing happens.
    There is no green light and i can't find a battery hole :|
    HELP!

    thanks in advance


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This is a Polaroid 600, sometimes called the 'land camera' in an older guise, and this is the film and battery.
http://www.epinions.com/review/Polaroid_600_Instant_Film_10_Photos_074100239660/content_353231081092
See, the battery in this camera comes in the film package. It is on the bottom of it, when you take out the cartridge when you have taken all 10 pictures (it only holds 10), you will see a paper and silver bag left at the bottom. There's your battery.
So if it really is a polaroid 600, when you replace the film, you replace the battery. If the battery quits before you used all 10 prints, there's nothing you can do but replace both of them and waste the rest of the shots.
I have worked with photos for years, and never seen a cartridge with more than 10 prints in it, for that camera. Not saying it's not possible, but I think you'll find there's only 10.
Good luck!

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