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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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  • Rilla Showles May 29, 2007

    I will try buying new film since this film was already in the camera. I am assuming the batteries in the film has just gone bad.
    Thanks,
    Rilla

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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 luck.zeffy57@aol.com

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