I made a shitty tutorial in case anyone ever needs to transfer Polaroid film from a dead battery pack to a working one. I know I’ve had to do it before, in fact I just had to do it today. (Fresh film pack was sent to me for free by Michael Raso over at the Film Photography Project. Listen to their podcasts! Read their articles! Buy from their shop!)
It’s best to practice with already exposed polaroids before you try to do it with fresh film.
Also, make sure you do this IN COMPLETE DARKNESS when working with unexposed film too, otherwise you just ruined your expensive film.
How to transfer Polaroid film to a fresh battery pack. (Good for 600, SX-70, and Spectra film types.)
Step one: Get an empty, working battery pack.
Step two: Press down on the springs and slide the film in so that the larger part of the frame sticks out toward the opening of the pack. In the dark you’ll be able to tell which side to put the film in from the little tab at the bottom of the pack.
Step three: Press the springs down again and repeat step two until all of your film is in there. Don’t forget to put a dark card on top, in the exact same way you loaded the rest of the film.
Now you can load up your Polaroid and get shooting with a fresh battery.