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Vectris gx 4 waterproof camera

I cannot get the aps film out of the camera, it appears to be stuck!

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    I cannot get the film out of the camera and I put in new batteries.

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Make sure the batteries are in good shape. The film discharge reqluires that the camera has enough charge to function

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