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I have some leftover polaroid film for my instant camera and the pictures will not eject but the remainder count keeps dropping

I had 3 remaining shots on film still in camera so i shot them and they developed beautifully, albeit a tad light in color - when i placed in a new cartridge, the film count lowered with each shot but the pictures did not eject

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Solution: Replace with another film.
Cause: Many Polaroid film has batteries that power the motor and the battery may be weak or drained. Flip the film cartridge and check the voltage condition.

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

  • Barbara Romaine Nov 05, 2012

    suggested solution was similar to what a professional did to assist me, it was mainly in the inserton of the cartridge - if the additional ones i have don't work, so be it, teaches one to keep stuff forever !! thanks for all the suggestions

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SOURCE: Why is my polaroid one600 film developing with a redish tint?

probably expired

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SOURCE: Sx-70 is Not Ejecting FIlm When Taking Picture

Possible you got a bad film cassette. In the original Polaroid camera packs they had batteries which actually powered the whole camera. The batteries may be dead or not have much charge in them. They are good for a couple years and as you indicate the expiration is up in another month... Good luck

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The battery in the film pack may be dead, or the camera is broken. Take the film pack out and replace it. If the camera does not reset then the camera is gone.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I was wondering if about the flash feature.

Hi Amber,

Yes, you would need film. The film pack contains the battery that powers the camera.

For reference, see:

http://www.polaroid.com/media/document/one600jobpro_ug.pdf

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SOURCE: Polaroid 600 Camera, won't take a picture.

How old is the film in it?

Polaroid film packs have a battery included (a polarpulse powercell, I think).

If its an old film, the battery can go flat and as far as I'm aware there's no way to get power in to it.

I would take the cartridge out, (effectively not use the last shot), try a new cartridge to see if its working properly, then send the old cartridge back to Polaroid, if you think its faulty.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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