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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?

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Can't be new, the camera and film are over 30 years old.
Battery from the film is dead.
Camera needs power from the film.

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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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