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I have the Polaroid macro 5. I added a new pack of Impossible film and batteries. When I pressed the shutter button the film doesn't eject. What can I do to fix this?

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OK it's worth asking which Impossible film you're using, as they're selling two kinds. One being old outdated and repackaged Polaroid made film, and one being their new production run film.

If you've purchased the old stock stuff there's a VERY good chance those old batteries in the pack are simply exhaused beyond use and the film pack is therefore useless. I'd personally contact Impossible for support.

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