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I am having what appears to be a classic problem with the sx 70 after reviewing some forums. The viewfinder goes black when i push the button then nothing for a long period of time. Once i push it again later it clunks and then ejects, but the photo is over exposed. Battery problem? roller problem? shutter problem?

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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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