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Polaroid onestep closeup

I aquired a polaroid onestep closeup instamatic camera. It had film in it but the flash won't come on nor will it take pictures. Does this type of camera have a battery compartment? If so, I can't find it. Or, should I just throw it away? Thanks, Rilla

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Re: polaroid onestep closeup

HI: I once owned a polaroid similar to your unit. the film comes with batteries to power the camera. Once the film is loaded the camera should be active. Good

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I have one last picture (film) left in my Polaroid and every time i close the bottom compartment it just ejects without letting me take the picture.

First of all you can't use that film anymore. If it gets ejected, it gets exposed to light which causes the film to develop. Also the film was already exposed when you didn't load it in the camera yet. When you buy a new cassette (that's the film holder) there's a darkslide on top. This darkslide prevents light to get to the film. When you load your camera, the darkslide ejects immediately. That is what happens to your last film. The camera recognizes it as a new cassette and ejects the darkslide, but in this case it's the film.

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My daughter bought a Polaroid One Step camera at a yard sale, but the battery is dead. Is there a way to change the battery?

Polaroid OneStep cameras have the battery built-in to the film back. If you are using Polaroid 600 film, simply change the film cartridge.

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Could a the trigger problem make it so that it cant take a photo?

Yes, The trigger closes a switch. If it didn't return the switch may still be closed, preventing further use.

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It uses one disposable battery builded with the film, try this.

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Stopped taking pictures

How old is the film in camera & when did you put in the film?

Polaroid's battery is built in with the film package.
If the package is old or been in the camera for a long time battery may be low or dead.

Try changing film out.

Good Luck! Hope this helped. Please rate.
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Taking the picture

The green ligth means the flash is charged, but it should come out by itself almost as you shoot. There's probably no energy in the battery pack (includded in the film cartridge.)

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there is no battery in the camera. the battery comes from the film. the film has a battery in it already. you MUST have film in the camera for the light to go on and the flash to go off. all polaroid camera's are the same. you must have the film in the camera for it to work.

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The battery is in the film pack. Try replacing the pack with a fresh one.

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If your having problems with your camera, for about 20.00 you can buy the same camera on Ebay.

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You don't! They're actually built in to the film pack.

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