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I purchased a mini polaroid 203 instant camera and the problem i have i the rectrangular shape inside focus tints towards the right and every time i take 2 passport size pictures the portrait of both 2 psprt size pictures tints toward the right and am just wondering how to fix the rectangular shape yellow line inside focus

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there is no battery in the camera. the battery comes from the film. the film has a battery in it already. you MUST have film in the camera for the light to go on and the flash to go off. all polaroid camera's are the same. you must have the film in the camera for it to work.

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Those cameras run on integral film cassettes which contain the film and the battery. If you have a working cassette in your camera and it does not work then it is likely to be a battery problem. In which case you need a new cassette(long discontinued and are quite expensive). If your cassette is fine, then your camera is broken(less than 5% probability, these cameras don't brake on their own). In which case, there is nothing you can do but get a new one on eBay or Amazon. Like I said, these cameras don't just stop working, they are built to last for centuries(i still use Land cameras from 1950'). Do not throw your camera away, though, As it may still have a chance to be used again. The Impossible Project is attempting to make a new integral film cassette for 600 Model Polaroids which will be fresh and of similar quality to discontinued Polaroid 600 film. Should be any day now.

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How old is the film in it?

Polaroid film packs have a battery included (a polarpulse powercell, I think).

If its an old film, the battery can go flat and as far as I'm aware there's no way to get power in to it.

I would take the cartridge out, (effectively not use the last shot), try a new cartridge to see if its working properly, then send the old cartridge back to Polaroid, if you think its faulty.

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