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The Polaroid SLR 690 drains film pack batteries

The Polaroid SLR 690 works great when you put a new packed of film in. However, if you leave the camera for about an hour whether open or closed, or with the door down or just inserting the film pack without ever closing it to start, the battery in the packed is drained completely. I've used good packs and justpacks with viable batteries. When it works at the beginning it is superb. Years ago someone spilt sweetened coffee on it. When my daughter recently gave me this camera the auto focus didn't work. I manipulated the manual focus and now the auto focus works fine. No red light comes on but I though may the flash was stuck on inside and draining the basttery. When you want the flash it works fine. I'm getting ready to pop open the top section in hopes of finding the culprit. Any ideas?

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For about 20-30 dollars just buy another Impulse camera on Ebay.

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Check to see if the film is still good because if it is not the built in battery might have died. Check to make sure that the film was going in the correct way and that nothing was blockin the film pack from going in.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: where can I buy a film pack and paper??????????????????????

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

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All power for the electronic flash, autofocusing system and advanced electronics is derived from the wafer-thin battery in each film pack. I hope this helps and good luck. Please vote accordingly and leave a comment.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Polaroid 690 SLR-The switch between manual focus

Not sure if this will help, but according to the manual, to use manual focus, push the button down until the red portion is visible, and turn the manual focus control dial until the image appears in focus in the viewfinder. Then, take the photo as normal. To return to autofocus, just return the switch to its normal position.

Posted on Sep 18, 2011

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