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Hello. I recently got a Polaroid Macro 5 camera. Sometimes when I press the shutter button lightly it makes a beeping sound and I have no idea what that means. (If I press it fully it will take the photo and I've had no problems with the camera.) I'd just like to know what the sound means! Thank you so much for any help you might offer.

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

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How old is the film in camera & when did you put in the film?

Polaroid's battery is built in with the film package.
If the package is old or been in the camera for a long time battery may be low or dead.

Try changing film out.

Good Luck! Hope this helped. Please rate.
MSG back if you need more help.


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In short, no. It's a long obsolete and specialised camera. Polaroid Spectra film will also work in your camera, but is also no longer made and is as common as fresh **** ****: if you find any it's likely to be useless now. Your camera is now a historical oddity and is of interest to collectors only, but as it can never be used the value isn't high.

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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It's been a long while since I played with a 95A, so rather than making guesses you may wish to click here for a free user manual. The red switch was to release the film to allow the photo to be pulled out after being taken.

I hope that my reply has been of assistance to you and that you're able to briefly spare the time to rate my answer.

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Auto Mode In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the camera do everything else. 1. Turn the camera on.
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Lower Indicator
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