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I can not open the back of the camera to load new film and battary

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The battery gets loaded at the bottem of the camera, and if you use the rewind now which i believe is on the left hand side on the top, if you pull that up it will release the chamber of the back, but make sure you press the button on the bottom in and rewind the film before opening the back, otheriwise your film strip is useless. cause its exposed. :) good luck

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