Polaroid EE100 Special shutter problems - fixable?

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  1. Norkusa

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    I have two Polaroid EE100 Special cameras and they both have the same problem. Shutter doesn't trip 99% of the time. Sometimes when I take the batteries out and put them back in, the shutter will fire 4 or 5 times. But after that, it'll stop working again.

    I'm using fresh batteries and the contacts are clean. I just don't get why the shutter acts like this on both of my cameras. A common problem with the EE100's and is it fixable?

    EDIT: Okay, I just put a pair of new Energizer AA's into one of my EE100 Special's and now the shutter is working. Before I was using Ni-MH rechargeables. Do the EE100's not work off rechargeables? Shutter on camera #2 is still not working though.
     
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  2. John Koehrer

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    Didja clean the switch contacts? Over time they can tarnish.
    I'm assuming it has an electronic switch not mechanical.
     
  3. Norkusa

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    Nope, didn't think of that. I'll give it a try and see what happens!