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Lens won't open

My Vivicam5385 lens will come out, all of the settings seem to work, but the lens doesn't seem to open at all. Every picture taken is blank, black...nothing is there.

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  • yaralyn Nov 21, 2007

    the lens won't open at all and this happened suddenly

  • dmwittsr Dec 27, 2008

    In any picture taking mode (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, etc) you cannot see the subject (or anything else) through the LCD monitor. All the symbols appear as they should, but the LCD monitor is black. If you take a picture, it comes out black. This camera has always taken good pictures and it has not been used for 3 months. We put new batteries in and re-formated the SD card and the LCD monitor is still black.




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Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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I don't know about that, because I just repaired my digital camera by taking it apart and straighting the plastic lense on the inside. Now not every digital camera is the same, but if you like to tinker with things like me then unscrew the small screws and explore the inside until you find the problem. It's no that hard if you have a gerneral understanding of machanics Hey if me a 15 year old can do then so can you, besides it makes more scence than buying another one if the other one works just fine.

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The internal shutter on the lens assy. is stuck.Turn on the camera look into the front of the lens and zoom,it will be possible for you to see if the shutter is open or close. If it is close you may have to replace the lens assy.

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

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