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Broken Shutter on a Polaroid SX-70...I think

I am able to load in film as per ususal. But once the cartridge is in I cannot see through the view finder. I can press the shutter (red button) to take a photo, but it is not ''connecting''...nothing happens. If I remove the film I am able to see through the view finder again. Does this sound like a broken shutter? If so, how can I repair the camera? It is a rare 1970's teal and gray model. I really love it and don't want to let it go.

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push the button all the way down- a half push is just to test the range

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SOURCE: my X700's shutter isn't working when i press the shutter release

Remove bottom cover and locate the 6v 220 microF capacitor and replace . The capacitors that go into these models start leaking after 10 years.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

SOURCE: Film advance inoperative

check the polarities of the battery.

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SOURCE: shutter won't open and film won't advance

You might have a dead battery. Check that.

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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

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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How old is the battery? The shutter in all polaroid cameras ia battery controlled, so if the battery is old, the shutter will not function properly. If it's taking a while to make noise, rollers aren't likely an issue - roller issues are evident with spotte development. It may be an issue with the motor, shutter, or battery.

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I purchased a polaroid camera from a 2nd hand store for next to nothing, obviously i wasnt expecting it to function or work at all, it is a one step plus SX-70, i've replaced the batteries in the...


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The SX70 film pack contains the battery that allows the shutter to activate. Unfortunately you may have a difficult time finding it. Below are a couple links with some good SX70 info. The second one even has a link to the user guide in PDF format. I think the Q-light was on some of the One Step cameras. is that what you have?


http://restlesstransplant.blogspot.com/2009/05/polaroid-sx-70.html

http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?PolaroidSX-70.html~mainFrame

Thanks for using Fixya. Good luck.

I did find a site that sells the film...at $24.50 a pop!

http://polapremium.com/shop/film/sx70/fi_sx70_1_artistic_pge

You may find some additional info there too.

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You haven't actually asked an intelligible question, but if you intended to ask for a Polaroid SX-70 user instruction book then see the address below.

If you're asking how to creatively manipulate SX-70 photos then any search engine will give you a wealth of tips and tricks for the best results.

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/POLAROID/SX%2070-_E

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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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I have an old polaroid SX70 1000... have sx70 film loaded in there, brand new.. but nothing happens when I click the shutter button! Any ideas?


When you say "brand new" film, the battteries could easily be dead (or too low) if this is old, unused film. The camera's batteries are in the film pack....
I don't think true SX-70 film has been made for years. There is one Austrian company making film for it or people adapt newer film packs to it (read-up on internet).
First thing is to see if the contacts are clean and then to check the battery voltage in the film pack.
You could have battery contacts (in the camera) that need cleaning. Clean contacts with a pencil eraser, scotchbrite or very fine sandpaper.
Try looking online for voltage information. It might be helpful if you can check that.

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