Question about Vivitar ViviCam 5188 Digital Camera
I am trying to put my memory card in the camera and the light that says it is busy stays on and I cannot do anything, I cannot go to menu
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
is the card unlocked, take the card out and see if the little button on the side of the memory card is in the lock position, hopefully this fixes your problem, otherwise I would take the card back
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
i have the exact same problem, and i am also using a 2 GB memory card. when you used a 512 MB, did it work? I dont want to buy another one if it is not necessary.Thanks
Posted on Mar 04, 2008
I did not find a solution, fortunately as the camera was still within its warranty period of 1 year, we are arranging to return it to the store where it was purchased.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.
If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:
1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.
Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.
It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.
If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.
If it is a new camera , you should take it in for a exchange.
Please feel free to contact me if you need further information
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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