Question about Polaroid OneStep Express Instant Camera
One step express in draw for ? 4yrs battery in film pack dead. How do i get old cartridge out so I can put in new film?
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.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
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
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
Polaroid manufactured their last run of film for that camera this summer,so go on the WEB and search Polaroid 600 film (or ask a a local camera store). If you really like this camera, you might buy some extra, nut you already know about the battery, so don't buy more than you will use before the expiration date. When the film is gone, the camera will be useless, unless someone like Fuji,who makes the film for the camera in Japan, decides to keep making it.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
Testimonial: "it was very helpful hopefully i can get a film pack and paper"
In short, no. It's not a rechargeable battery.
You can't solve the problem with a new photo pack either as they're all long out of date and out of production and so most remaining ones also have flat batteries. Those which aren't totally dead typically die completely after ejecting the protective cover sheet.
The only fix is to modify the camera to accept an external 6v power supply, but it's not that easy as the camera casing clips together and was never designed to come apart and so often the casing breaks during the modification attempt. But given that most charity shops either have a back room full of unsold (unsellable) Polaroid cameras and that they're easily obtained via FreeCycle and Freegle it's not really an issue if it takes five or six attempts to end up with one modified camera.
The supplies of photo packs are a different issue though: they're very expensive, don't usually work unless on a modified camera and are increasingly difficult to obtain as supplies continue to dry up.
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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